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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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Refrigerator Noise Passing Through Wall

I live in a rented apartment with a fitted kitchen containing a full height fridge freezer. However, the wall this fridge freezer backs on to is my bedroom wall. This blocks out most of the audible ...
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Source of periodic clicking noise noise in wall

I live in a condo building, and I have had a possible problem for the last week. Every once in a while, pretty randomly (but it mostly happens 1-3 times a day when I close a cabinet door, dishwasher, ...
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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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Is this sound from my refrigerator normal?

I've lived in this apartment for about three years and I've recently noticed that my refrigerator is making a clicking sound almost constantly. It was such a bizarre moment for me because it sounds ...
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HVAC: 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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Fridge making high pitch rattling

here is a clip of what I hear: https://clyp.it/vld5uzng# I have a Frigidaire that’s a few years old with a standard top freezer. There is no ice maker. Any idea what this sound is from? How can I ...
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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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Reducing transformer noise in high-rise building

I live in a 49 year old high-rise in Canada. Since about a month ago I hear a low frequency noise that sounds like a generator, with a slight variation in tone. The noise is periodic, 60 to 90 ...
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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 ...
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another underground hum/vibration problem

In the night of last May 12, I was awakened by a loud underground hum which was never heard in the previous 9 years I have lived here, and which has never stopped. This winter it got softer for 2 ...
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Remove reverb and soundproof room

I have a room I'd like to be able to record in, and I'm looking at foam panels and various items to influence the sound quality/propagation/acoustic, etc. Thing is, the more I read about it, the more ...
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What is causing clicking sound after light switches off?

After switching off my kitchen lights, there is a somewhat loud "click" almost exactly 7 minutes later. Infinitely reproducible, with no other discernible symptoms, and it seems to be otherwise ...
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Noise Reduction [duplicate]

The area where I live recently added 2 more lanes to the main road. I am the first street in. Even though I installed double pane windows throughout the entire house the noise at night especially is ...
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Clicking noise in wall, every 23 seconds

I have a 2-story colonial house (with a basement) in Michigan. I have forced-air heating. The house was built in 2001. On the upper floor, my daughter noticed that a clicking sound (similar to an ...
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Ideas about sound coming from floor

I live in an apartment and there is a low frequency noise coming from the floor of my bedroom. It is coming from the ceiling fan in the apartment below. The sound is very low, but after listening for ...
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LED bulbs or dimmer switch causing buzzing?

I installed a light fixture that contains 4 dimmable GU10 LED lightbulbs. I also installed a dimmer switch (Feit Electric Model 72200) for the fixture. When I dim the bulbs to 50-85% on, I hear a ...
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Rattling sound from heating pipes

I keep on hearing a rattling sound like metal banging from 1 section of pipe in my hydronic heating system, I tried bleeding but no improvement. Thanks
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Making squeaky stairs silent

My stairs are creeky and squeaky. They are probably as old as the house (100+ years) so they are probably full of lose nails, but still i‘d like to remove as much sound as possible. I took off the ...
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Frigidaire freezer making intermittent grinding noise [Video]

My freezer has been making an intermittent grinding noise recently, and it seems like it is getting progressively worse. It seems that the noise gets really bad, with the grinding events occurring ...
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How to Diagnose the noise from my Hot Water Tank

I Have a air source heat pump supplying a 250L ecoCyl tank. When it is warming the water, it makes a loud rattling vibrating sound and a series of bangs, getting louder as the tank warms towards 50C. ...
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Soundproofing bathroom/bedroom wall

I have a wall between the bathroom and bedroom. The sound transfer between the bathroom -> bedroom is huge. Mainly the water sounds from the toilet and shower. I'm about to tile the whole ...
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Reducing traffic noise in front and back yard

Our rural house is located 200 yards from an interstate highway overpass. House is parralel to interstate, and overpass is located near a corner of property. How can we reduce the noise entering the ...
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Soil stack venting issues

For a little while now we've been hearing at random a loud sucking noise coming from out kitchen sink. This sink is a 1.5 bowl with a washing machine attached. The noise happens at random and ...
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How does the decibel rating vary with the BTU capacity of an air conditioning unit?

Across similar models from the same manufacturer, differing only in BTU, which are quietest when operating at the lowest setting to cool the same room? In order words, are larger (and more expensive) ...
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What is causing the loud screeching noise when my A/C shuts off?

When my A/C turns off after a few minutes it makes a screeching sound that lasts about 20 seconds. You can hear it about two houses down it is so loud. My unit has a heat pump, and is about 5 years ...
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How to cut Hardie Board(Fiber Cement) Side Panelling?

I bought a place that has no screen patio door and I would like to install. I thought it would be quick job but I ran into a problem, there is some siding above the door that goes too far down(about a ...
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Air Conditioner blow super cold air when working [closed]

My air conditioner has been checked by AC technicians and after they got their service fees they told me nothing is wrong OR I can replace the whole system or a big part of it so solve the problems. ...
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Samsung induction slide in oven makes whining and whistling noise

My Samsung induction stove/oven that is only 1.5 years old started making a whining and whistling noise when on Bake. I think it's a fan, but this noise wasn't there before. What can it be and is it ...
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How To Get A Noise Barrier In my Community

I moved into a new house about a year ago that's located inside a very nice well established neighborhood that's been around for decades. At the end of the neighborhood is a busy highway that has been ...
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New triple pane windows are too noisy. [closed]

We just built the additional part to the house and chose really good triple pane large window. The measures are 4mm-18mm-4mm-18mm-4mm pane. The work was done well and there are no gaps between the ...
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Unbearable rattling from one of my YORK furnaces

i have a pair of YORK furnaces installed in my basement. Once a while one of them starts making unbearable rattling noise - maybe once every couple weeks, and the noise lasted, i don't know, hours? ...
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A beeping noise in the floor/ceiling framing [duplicate]

A beeping noise started in the floor/ceiling framing this morning. Is is occurring every 42 seconds. There is nothing running trough this space that we know of. Is sounds a lot like a cricket but ...
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Pipes vibrating - even when valve closed

I came home to a loud buzzing noise today. I realised it was the toilet. I gave it a quick look over, and nothing seemed wrong. As I investigated further, I realised the toilet has its own separate ...
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What causes the noise coming from this radiator valve?

There's a hot water wall-hung radiator in my kitchen that produces a constant ticking noise when water is flowing. The noise is coming from the valve area, removing the thermostat does not influence ...
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Mystery constant, fast, and barely audible vibration in private home

I recently moved to the top floor of a three story home that is near an infrequently used express track (primarily on weekends during construction on the local line/once or so an hour). A train ...
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Loud squeal from washing machine

I have an old Maytag top-load washing machine, model LA182. At the end of the spin cycle, it often makes an extremely loud squealing noise, like a car with bad brakes. I assume there is in fact ...
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single radiator whistling and whirring on and off (hot water system)

As the question stated, I have a single radiator whistling and whirring on and off and I am trying to understand the cause, so I can stop it. It is a fairly high pitched whistle/whirr/squealing sound. ...
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House groaning and 'tock'ing like a ship at sea

About a half-hour ago, I heard a deep groaning noise, like the timbers of an old wooden ship at sea make. That lasted the space of several seconds. Half a minute or so after that stopped, I heard a ...