I have a water hammer problem that occurs when I turn ON my kitchen faucet, not when I turn it off. The pipes are 1/2-inch copper running in the basement up to my kitchen sink. The water hammer occurs frequently, and sometimes stops the flow of water for a short time (10-20 seconds). The problem occurs with both hot and cold water. It is noticeable both in loudness and vibration.

Will a hammer arrestor solve this? I can also improve the pipe bracing in the basement. Any other suggestions?

Mike Mathews