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Loud knocking noise in house with radiators and old plumbing

I'm staying in a three story home with radiators and old plumbing (probably copper). I'm a guest and it's a rental with a management company (they fix a few things here and there but not most things). ...
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What is the water noise coming from the apartment above?

I live in an apartment where we are experiencing noise from the above apartment that I can best describe as a toilet refilling. It occurs approximately every 2 to 2.5 hours everyday starting at around ...
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Noisy circulator pump

I live on the 4th floor at a 9-story building (60+ units in total). For the last few months I have been hearing an annoying humming / whining noise. After some inspection I realized that the source of ...
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How can I determine which equipment in my basement is beeping periodically?

I have a few pieces of equipment in the basement and one of them is beeping every 2 hours (approximately) or so. 1) Sump Pump 2) Radon Mitigation System. 3) Verizon Fios - Optical Network Terminal (...
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EMI / RFI filters for reducing dimmer-switch noise (what is available, where to install)

I don't have many light-dimmers in my house right now, but I'm doing some renovation, adding recessed lights in some areas that I have temporary open access to the floor joist areas and circuit runs, ...
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Vibrating walls

Neighborhood has 60 homes. In desert area. Flat. My bedroom wall, facing west, has (in the last three years) started vibrating. This group of homes has been here 25 years. The homes in the southern ...
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How can I prevent post support brackets from creaking under foot traffic?

I (well, a contractor) added a new addition to my house, and the floor creaks when I walk on it. I crawled under the addition and identified the problem. On each footing, there is a steel bracket ...
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What is this noise from next door?

There’s a strange mechanical whirr coming from the building next door. It buzzes every four minutes. Listen here: https://clyp.it/3qwn1qhc We keep the windows open in our bedroom during the winter ...
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Is it safe to remove part of the drywall behind plumbing to eliminate noise?

We've had a noise when water is draining from upstairs bathroom since we moved in 13 years ago. Now that we have the wall open on one side for other reasons I can see that the PVC drain isn't parallel ...
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(UK) Toilet flush makes a vibrating, grinding sound just at the start of filling

I had a bathroom renovation including totally new toilet (using the existing plumbing) with new cistern, pan, etc. After installation, but not immediately, I started having this vibrating / grinding ...
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Maytag dryer timer replacement

The timer was not working on our dryer. The timer wouldn't advance no matter how long you left it on for. So, I bought a new timer and put it in today and now the timer works as expected. However, ...
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Trickling noise from thermal store

First off, I'm in the UK. I've provided links to some terms I've used in case they're not universal. I recently installed a used thermal store. It's set up as a vented S-plan system. When the valve ...
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Weird humming noise at home

So there's a weird humming noise in my apartment that pops out for a few hours a day and would keep me awake. I was hoping you guys might have heard of it and can tell me what the hell is causing this....
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Air handler ramping up and causing noise throughout supply ducts

Have a new 2.5 ton heat pump (14 seer) and new air handler (Trane 2.5 ton tem6). All Electric. Our biggest issue is the noise coming out of all supply registers. This replaced a 3 ton TWE036 air ...
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New hardwood floor crackles

It would be really great if someone could give me some advice on the following issue: Last year I bought a house and had a hardwood floor installed (solid hardwood, stapled on plywood over crawlspace)...
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How to fix a squeaky electrical dryer

Here's a self-explanatory video of my squeaky electrical dryer that's driving everyone in household crazy. The squeaking is clearly in sync with the rotation frequency, but that's all the insight I ...
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How do I fix this noise coming from my fridge?

My refrigerator (Bosch B22CT80SNS01) sits in an alcove and has begun intermittently making a noise from what seems to be the inside. At first I thought it was the water filter/lines having air, but I’...
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Why is my tablesaw whining?

I have a Craftsman 113.298031 tablesaw. Recently it has started making a whining sound and the blade is easily bogged down. Previously the blade bogged down without the noise and I had to tighten ...
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Water heater noises when my neighbor's sprinklers are active

Hello I recently (few months ago) installed a tankless water heater following a failure of the old 55gal gas heater. Performance has been fantastic, it actually resolved a number of problems, but I ...
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Compressor very noisy for sub-zero freezer section. Ice starting to melt

Any advice how to solve the above issue?
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Samsung dryer starts spinning after a few seconds with accompanying noise

When I turn on the dryer, I first hear a whirring noise for a few seconds, with the drum not moving, then a "bang" or a "bump" and the drum starts spinning. Clothes are still drying. Do you think ...
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Constant humming noise in house

I'm looking for ideas on what might cause the very deep hum I hear in my house when it's quiet. It's been present 24/7 for many years. When I'm alone in the house and nothing is turned on it's ...
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Noise transmission characteristics of dome structures?

Is a dome structure (e.g. geodome or binishell) more or less likely to transmit inside noise to the outside world, compared to the usual parallelepiped structure, at equal other conditions (same ...
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Roof ticking noise during daytime

I’ve moved into a new place that was built end of last year and have been hearing ticking noises (upstairs only) throughout the day at random times. Heating or cooling is switched off. I’ve uploaded ...
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toilet basin rattling valve

our toilet water basin valve makes a terrible rattling noise when filling up with water. It's the left side tube making that. Any idea about possible solutions beyond calling a plumber and replacing ...
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Noisy Maytag laundry machine when spinning

My front-loading Maytag washer is making noise during its spin cycle. The noise sounds like loose objects within the washer. I balanced the washer but the noise remains. What can I do to repair this?
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Very strange alarm test sound that occurs every 34 minutes (video)

There's a very strange test/alarm sound that occurs every 34 minutes. I checked the smoke alarms and replaced the batteries so it's not coming from those. It almost seems to be coming from the ...
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Dryer makes fast rattling/clicking noise only when gas valve is closed

I've owned a Whirlpool Duet gas dryer model WGD88HEAW2 for 5 years. Recently, it started rattling only when the gas valve is closed while the dryer is operating. The rattle immediately quits when ...
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Pipe not straight, touching another pipe - possible fixes

Problem: hearing clicking metal noise when water-based heating is on. Because this sound travels so quick, it was very hard to find the spot, but finally found it - right below the outlet. Opened the ...
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Bathroom fan too loud

I recently installed a new bathroom fan in our master bath in hopes for a much quieter environment. I installed a NuTone Model # AERN110 (110 CFM, 1.0 sone). I've never had an ultra quiet exhaust ...
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Rain hitting down pipes

New downpipe installed outside bedroom window so when it rains there is a constant loud pinging noise as rain hits it, any ideas to stop this?
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How can I minimize or eliminate noise and vibration coming into my home?

I live next to a sewer lift station. The lift station generates noise through out my home. It seems to be worse late night to early morning and when it's colder out. From time to time I also feel ...
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Letting fresh air through a window without letting noise in

I live in an apartment and it's pretty noisy outside, so I usually keep my windows closed. It does get pretty stuffy inside though, so I'm wondering if there's a way to get air through the window ...
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What is the safest and quietest practical lightweight electric saw to cut 2x4 to use inside an apartment?

I have a miter saw but that thing is loud. Same with the circular saw. Moreover, while the miter saw can be used on the ground with not even a table, the circular saw is too dangerous without a full ...
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Wood creaking sound (intermittent, but persistent), how to finally put it to rest

So we bought a house built in 1986 last year. Over the past year, I've been able to identify a single (and I do meant SINGLE) knocking sound which generally repeats every 20-60 seconds until I go to ...
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Low Frequency Noise inside my house [closed]

I do live next to a sewer lift station. The noise is through out my home. It seems to be worse late night to early morning and when it's colder out. Could the pump station noise be piped into my ...
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Fix noisy washing machine spin cycle

I have a Whirlpool WWDC9440 Freestanding Washing Machine which I've had for 4 years. Recently (or gradually as I can't remember a step change) the spin cycle has become very noisy with the vibrations ...
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How can I prevent echo from footsteps on a hollow, temporary stage?

I am working with a dance group who use a temporary stage that can be easily set up and broken down for shows. It stands between 2 and 3 feet off the ground. The only problem with this stage is that ...
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Upstairs circuit in house is noisy

first of all, I'm sorry if I'm posting in the wrong community. I looked for a stack community more related to my issue but couldn't find one. Here's my issue: all the outlets on the 2nd story of my ...
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Solutions for noisy-in-the-rain tinned roof

Our new apartment has the peculiar problem that even light rain drops falling on the tinned/metallic roof of the balcony (pictured below) make a terrible popping noise. I normally love to keep the ...
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Chirping in Kitchen - Always one minute apart

So we've been getting this weird chirping noise in the kitchen. It's always just one chirp, and always a minute apart between chirps when I decided to time it. It first started yesterday in the ...
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Can a motorized damper be installed inside existing ductwork?

My HVAC system consists of a fan, furnace, compressor-driven AC, and evaporative cooler. The problem is that there is a large air volume used only by the evaporative cooler that is generating a lot of ...
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What kind of professional to call for help with structure-borne noise issues from HVAC

We are in a multi-story, multi-unit building that uses packaged through-the-wall HVAC systems in each unit. These units often go under the name of "Magic-Pak" or "Comfort Pack" depending on the ...
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Water pulsing / banging from shower

So I recently remodeled my master bath. We put in a new shower head and hand held with separate control handles / valves for each. Our faucets we got was from Design House Karsen collection model ...
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Is steam heat noisy?

Is steam heat noisy compared to forced hot water? I currently have forced hot water and the only noise is an occasionally hum from the pump (which can be annoying) and sometimes the sound of water ...
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Septic system pump too loud

We had a new septic system put in about 2 years ago and love it. No more problems for us with water backing up and not flushing when it rains. It is an aerobic system with a pump that runs ...
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Blocking next door noise in rental apartment

Any advice on cost-effective ways to block noise from a next door unit in a rental apartment? As I do not own the unit, opening the walls and adding insulation is not an option. There seems to be a ...
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groaning noise as water stops. well water

Power had gone out . wife tried using water till it stopped flowing. Now power back on but hearing a groaning noise when using the water. Is air in the line? how do I stop this noise. I do also have a ...
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noisy pipes in wall

Problem We live in a condo and have a problem with noisy (whistling / shrieking / whooshing) pipes in our bedroom wall. We've identified one or two fixtures in the building that are the source of the ...
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Using acoustic foam between two windows to block out noise

I'm sleeping next to a busy road with a lot of traffic noise (both low and high frequencies, although the low are the most annoying). The noise seems to be coming through the windows rather than the ...