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What measures can silence squeaks from wood scraping over rubber? [closed]

I have dealt with annoying noise from wood/rubber friction, and suspect I will see the same problem many more times. Noise gets annoying, part is replaced, synthetic rubber elasticizer evaporates, ...
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New Minka Aire ceiling fan is making this tapping noise

My wife and I got a new Minka Aire Light Wave ceiling fan for our 1965 townhouse, and it's been making a tapping noise that's been keeping me awake. We tried installing a longer downrod since it was ...
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Next door neighbor's smoke alarm keeps chirping every 30 seconds [closed]

My neighbor in the next house has a detached garage and there is a smoke alarm in that garage that is chirping every 30 seconds for a few days. The garage has an open window facing my house with a ...
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Loud noise in closet from door slam below

In that old building with wooden floors where I live, a loud noise can be heard once or twice during the night from a closet in my bedroom. I finally understood the neighbor downstairs is slamming a ...
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Whistling gas boiler pipes

I have a new boiler in the basement of a 3 floor house (incl basement) and a Grundfos water pump (ups15-58frc), which has 3 speed settings. We moved in 5 months ago and all worked fine but in the last ...
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Soundproofing Home from Outside Noise [closed]

My neighborhood has become much noisier over time and I'm hoping to reduce the amount of outside noise coming in. I thought upgrading my old windows (original from the 80s which were clearly shot) to ...
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Why is my electrical panel buzzing?

I hope you can help me identify where this is coming from. First my electrical is all metallic with 2 wires only, and ground via metal conduit. After some troubleshooting I've found the following: On ...
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Fridgidaire fridge making rattling noise

Frigidaire fridge rattling a lot Hi folks, Moved into a new place and my fridge is rattling quite a bit. It's distracting and hard to work, my landlord said it's totally normal (of course). Can ...
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How do I stop noise coming from the rest of the house?

I just moved in a studio that was built as an annex to a house where more people live. There's this door from my studio to the rest of the house and every time someone goes downstairs, shuts a door, ...
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Loud bang beneath the house, lights flickered

recently I have been hearing loud bangs in my house since two days ago. The bang seems like it comes from near the main entrance and you can feel the bang or the thud below you. The first time it ...
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How can I fix the noise caused by this hot water heating pipe and my wall?

My house has hot water baseboard heat. It's generally pretty quiet, except for a loud, repetitive ticking/popping sound when it first turns on. From what I've read, that usually means there's air in ...
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How to reduce loud noises in Haier air conditioning/heat unit?

This new unit rumbles loudly when the heat comes on. Haier technicians attempted to fix by limiting the settings/functionaities I can use. They also added a "muffler" between the outside and ...
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How to fix whirlpool fridge ice maker that makes knocking sounds?

My Whirlpool fridge (model WRS571CIDM01) makes knocking sounds every so often. See video on Reddit. The sounds seem to be coming from near the top front of the freezer door, where the ice maker sits. ...
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Smoke alarms wont stop going off at night

So I'm a maintenance technician for a property, the issue that I am having is that the Smoke alarms in one of our units sets off all the other smoke alarms in the unit, we started by replacing all 4 ...
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GE Profile Evaporator fan constantly running

I have 14-year-old GE Profile fridge. 3 years ago the evaporator fan started making a loud hum (fluctuating around 100Hz) at apparently random times. Following advice from a YouTube video, I used a ...
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Mystery noise in attic

My house is wood pier and beam, built in 1941. I’ve lived in it for 15 years and know its quirks inside and out. I had the roof replaced from shingles to standing seam metal. Sometime after this, I ...
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Why does my Swan 2070B washing machine make loud banging sounds?

Machine has a loud banging noise that reverberates through the floor,gets louder and faster the faster the spin. I've checked the bearings for play, the balance weights for tightness or cracks, ...
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Whose job is it to track down the source of a noise?

I've been living in a new apartment for a few weeks and on the third night a loud hum that vibrates the floor started. The noise hasn't stopped since and I want to locate the source so I can inform ...
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Radiator making a "filling up" noise

We recently had our boiler replaced with a heat pump. To help the circulation of the water in the radiators, the engineer installed an external pump. Most radiators now make a constant running water ...
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Radiator making loud blaring noise

I have a one-pipe steam radiator system. Recently one of the radiators started hissing so I replaced the vent. Now I get an occasional loud blaring noise lasting a couple of minutes once a day. The ...
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Knocking noise every morning, no appliances and no sprinkler

Recently had a knocking noise the last two days. We have nothing in the house right now and the sprinklers/AC are off. Any ideas what it may be? https://youtu.be/aTqmarGdK6s?si=iEkZbiJ2lwKZHZT7
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How can I reduce noise through bedroom walls? [duplicate]

Moved into a just remodeled house. Our daughter's bedroom hears all the noise from upstairs and adjoining walls including stairs to our room. After looking at options including spray-foam insulation, ...
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What could cause this noise coming from attic/walls?

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/ZxwNdBOEiDA Anybody ever had this problem before? Rhythmic tapping somewhere in the walls above the main bedroom. Semi-detached house built this year I have extractor ...
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Miele dishwasher making occasional whining noise

Here's a video of the dishwasher making the noise while it's running: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/rb33pgmhmxj3u731geu4h/2023-09-25-21.31.46.mp4?rlkey=ve5vhacfo16yst56sy15vddys&dl=0 (there's a ...
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What to do about noise coming from Sink drain pipe

My sink's outlet pipe is connected to a drain pipe which connects with building outlet pipe. The rain that comes from roof top is carried by a pipe which is connected with the building outlet pipe. ...
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What's that washing machine noise and how do I get rid of it?

I have a Siemens IQ 300 front loader washing machine (Germany). During a wash cycle, it will at some point make this noise: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/MgMKZOEHhR0 It mostly seems to make this ...
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How to get rid of noise in the water tap

When I turn my plumbing tap on , it gives some whistle sound and I always get the sound , every single time. Please find AV clip here. None of the water taps give this whistle sound , how can I get ...
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Why is my AC unit making a loud buzzing noise?

This only happens maybe 1 out of 10 times the AC runs, maybe less, but the buzzing sound is aggressive enough that the neighboring wall on our home vibrates like the hood of an old truck. On the off ...
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A/C Condenser (Outdoor) Unit Fan Squealing

I think the bearings for fan in my A/C condenser unit (~10 years old) are going out...at least the high-pitched noise reminds me of a similar issue. Here is a short vid with sound: Bad Bearings on my ...
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Noisy hot water tap after outage

We had a water main break over the weekend, so I wound up with a lot of air in my water lines. I've successfully vented most of that (I think), but there is one kitchen tap which now resonates (...
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Beeping noise every 3 seconds [duplicate]

Its in the middle of the night and I’ve been woken by a random beeping noise that beeps every 3 seconds. I cannot find where the exact noise is coming from. I even shut of the breaker one by one but ...
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What's the intermittent non-electrical buzzing sound my ceiling fan just started?

I switched the direction of my ceiling fan tonight and now it's making an intermittent zipping/buzzing sound. Here's some troubleshooting info: -This isn't the first time I've switched the fan ...
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New framing occasionally makes loud popping sound when walking upstairs

I'm finishing my basement and as such have framed several new walls. These are not load bearing and I have not modified any of the existing structure. I'm still finishing electrical and plumbing, so ...
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How can reduce swimming pool pump vibration through the ground?

Constant humming noise in my house from my neighbor's swimming pool pump and setup. Its not very loud when standing next to it, but it does generate a humming sound in half of my house (which is about ...
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Washer squeals when starting cycle

I have an LG front loading washing machine (WM2016CW). When we start a normal cycle, a horrendous squeal happens when water is flowing into the machine. Here's a video demonstrating this obnoxious ...
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Is a large backyard fishpond a possible cause of ambient noise?

My neighbor has installed an 18-ft fishpond in his backyard. I am hearing ambient noise in my house, and only in my house, i.e., not right outside my house. The sound is low-frequency, resonating ...
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What is the electric noise in lamp while turned off?

I installed a couple of GU10 wall-mounted lights above my bed recently and it all went fine. Tonight, I noticed a perceptible noise coming from one of them while it was off. Call it a hum or buzz, ...
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Plumbing Noise Mystery

I am hoping someone can help suggest a next step on a plumbing noise that I can’t quite isolate. House is on municipal water. Closed system. Sound arises after the hot water tank heats, typically ...
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RFI-EMI Issue with Refrigerator [closed]

Though there is a plethora of information regarding appliances and such that emit RFI/EMI and how to attack the issues, I have one that is eluding repair when trying various methods. I have a Maytag ...
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Sound dampening a sump pump space

My house has 2 sump pumps that run every minute or so on wet days (and sometimes dry ones). Even with a French drain, there is constant water coming into the sump pits. They are both enclosed with a ...
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Backup/portable inverter generator - open frame or not?

I am in Ireland and I want to get a generator for backup. I want at least 2500 w continuous power, as that ensures that I can use any one of my appliances (washer, dryer, dishwasher); with 2800 W I ...
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Reduce low-frequency noise from nearby rail yard during home renovation and wall (re)construction

Background I live about 350 m from a rail yard. The idling engine are rather noisy. Within my house, only the very low frequencies usually make it through the walls to the living space. I haven't ...
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Draft inducer motor - what is this noise?

I have a Bryant 355BAV042060 natural gas furnace that I had to replace the draft inducer motor assembly on at the beginning of 2018. It's been working fine in the winter seasons since then keeping the ...
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Pipes sing/whistle after using hot water

I've lived in my house for 3 years. Within the last year any time I use hot water (washing dishes, laundry, showering, etc) The pipes in between the kitchen and bathroom whistle loudly for several ...
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Strange, intermittently consistent chirping/creaking noise from wooden pallet(s) [duplicate]

I recently acquired 4 wooden pallets to make my couch out of. I sanded them down slightly and at that point they seemed fairly dry and in good condition to me. To be noted, they had been sitting ...
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Motorboat noise from toilet, then shower

Flushed the toilet in the MB and it made a foghorn noise until the water shut off. I replaced the flush valve. I turned the water off at the entry and drained all the lines. Water on. Then, with all ...
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Random buzzing/humming in bottom corner of Living Room…not electric?

Just within the past few days, an annoying humming/buzzing has been occurring on the bottom corner wall of our living room. I immediately thought it was electrical in nature. After trying a few things,...
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Bathroom vent is noisy when it's windy outside

The vent fans in our bathrooms make loud clapping noises when it's windy. I can open/close the doors to the bathroom quickly and hear the flap clapping because of the pressure change. Is this ...
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Do buzzing and chirping noises indicate a failing refrigerator?

My refrigerator was starting to run loud a few months ago. It was very over due for a cleaning - afterwards it wasn't as loud. Today it started to chirp at me and make a general high pitched noise. It ...
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Rhythmic tapping/banging sound on the external AC unit coupled with transformers in the furnace blowing out

We have a strange issue. We bought a house recently. We have several issues: External AC unit keeps making banging sound when heat is on The HVAC furnace stop functioning. In the last 6 months we ...
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