My shower pipes "scream" when the faucet is on.

My shower pipes "scream" when the faucet is on. Is there a way to fix this without tearing apart the wall and calling a plumber?

BeanGolem8 years ago
I've only ever heard of "water hammer" being a phenomenon, not a noun.

I took a look at "water pipe squeal" online and got the following.


Looks like you probably have some sort of obstruction that is making the water vibrate audibly.
altomic8 years ago
if it is what I think it is then- this is caused by air in the pipes. fitting a "water hammer' can fix the problem.