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J. McCabe Plumbing Inc.
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I've been doing the service work at a nearby three story office building.
The building was built about 8 years ago and when the restrooms were plumbed, water hammer arrestors were installed in all the required locations.
Since then, every time a toilet or urinal flush valve is activated, the pipes hammer. The arrestors are sized correctly and were changed shortly after the building was done.

I recently went to a seminar for Zurn and learned that if you install a triple filtering diaphragm kit, either in a Sloan or a Zurn flush valve, the hammering will go away.
Needing 30 flush kits and not so sure this idea would work, I talked the Rep into giving the kits to me If it didn't eliminate the hammering.

Eight years of hammering is gone!
 

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J. McCabe Plumbing Inc.
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The flush valve diaphragm normally installed in a Sloan Royal or Regal flush valve is an A-36-A or a A-42-A in a urinal or WC FV. I think Zurn is the only manufacturer of the triple filtered diaphragm. This diaphragm allows the valve to close more slowly, thus eliminating water hammer.

If you ever find a building experiencing water hammer at the flush valves, try the Triple filtering diaphragm and the hammering will go away.
 

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Old ball cock fill valves in gravity toliets will do it too.... Ive got to change a bunch of them in a house because the hammering is keeping the HO up all night....
 
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