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I recently moved into an apartment that was built in the 60's, and can hear a "popping" noise from the bathroom wall, almost constantly.

After doing some investigating, it looks to be sediment build up in the water heater in the flat below, with pipes running up into the wall of my bathroom. It's creating a noise exactly like heard in here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4zB5uSWVTo

My Q is: does a water heater in that condition have potential to cause damage to the pipes that seem to run between apartments?

  • Hello, and welcome to Home Improvement. I'm no pro, but I'm guessing you have a different effect from the video, which seems to be from boiling inside scale or sediment at the heated surface of the water heater. Let's see what the real pros say. – Daniel Griscom Apr 16 at 12:17

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