Plumbing in the Home/well pump system

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what causes water lines to rattle, even if no water is being used?

Answer
Don,

It could be that you have a leak somewhere that is causing the pump to cycle off and on occasionally.  Sometimes when a pump starts or stops, there is a bit of a water hammer that can rattle pipes.  Try closing off the main valve after the tank and see if the rattling stops.  If not, and my diagnosis is right, you might have a leak down the well or in the pipe between the well and the house.

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Bob Tabor

Expertise

I am a Water Well Driller and Water Pump technician. I own a business in Riverview, Fl. We repair motors and pumps in shop and in the field. We repair and replace submersible and jet pumps, galvanized and bladder tanks, and their controls. Water filtration is another one of our specialties.

Experience

I started drilling and repairing wells and pumps with my dad in 1958 at the age of 13 years. I worked with him on weekends and in the summer when not in school. After graduating high school, I worked for my Dad until going into the Army in 1968. I spent three years in the Army then went back into the Well Drilling/Repair field.

Publications
Many Forums including my own. http://www.pumpsandtanks.com/forum

Education/Credentials
High school and a few courses after getting out of the Army. They were offered on the GI Bill.

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