I have recently started experiencing water hammer in my house. I have lived in the house for 30 years and it is about 80+ years old.
Never had a problem with this before. The only thing that has changed is my neighbor recently had his water line replaced. He was getting $700 bills when they should have been $140.
His line connects to the county at the same point as my water line. I am thinking without the leak on his line, that the pressure is now up and causing the hammer on my house, though he says he doesn't have this problem. Though I am not sure if he has a regulator or arrestor. We do not.
The current cutoff being so old, leaks a lot when fully closed. I have been thinking of replacing the last big run of galvanized as pictured with a new cutoff and regulator. Is that the right thing to do?
I am weary of trying to get such old pipe apart, how long do I have to heat the joint to get it apart?