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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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How can I reduce noise from an air handler unit in an open closet?

How can I reduce the noise from an air handler unit? I have a Goodman AR42-1 air handler unit in an open closet. The setup looks like this: When the air handler activates it sounds like this: ...
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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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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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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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What could be causing thumping in the wall when the bathroom shower, toilet, or sink are used?

I hear a thumping in the wall whenever the second floor bathroom shower, toilet, or sink are used (sound is similar to if you let the bottom of your fist fall against a sheetrock wall). It is 'almost' ...
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Noisy non-return valve - does this heating schematic make sense?

I am in the UK. I have an existing closed (pressurized) heating system with a boiler downstairs and the rest of the works + hot water tank in the cupboard upstairs. Problem: when lots of radiators are ...
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Why does my Rheem Performance Plus Gas Water Heater make a clicking sound just until water is running hot?

Our relatively new Rheem Performance Plus Gas Water Heater makes a clicking noise when you first turn on the hot water. Once the water has reached the correct temperature the clicking stops. When I ...
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Sound of hard drive coming from inside wall?

Last night I heard a sound that sounds exactly like an in-use hard-drive coming from our living room wall. It sounded exactly like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J09pWNQPK7U&t=12s with the ...
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Reducing noise through interior walls

My house is double drywalled. The master bedroom is situated beside my son's bedroom (which is sandwiched between the guest bedroom and the master). We find that when he hits the wall (while sleeping) ...
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How to reduce the noise from a kitchen to a bedroom?

What are some ways that I can use to reduce the noise from the same apartment of a bedroom? The room is one door and wall separated from a shared kitchen, which is sometimes busy and noisy. I'd like ...
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Loud buzzing noise from newly installed motor in swamp cooler

I just Installed a new swamp cooler motor, 2 spd, on previous owners 1 spd wiring. When i flip the switch there is a loud buzzing noise and the shaft doesn't spin. I Adjusted belt and no change. ...
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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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(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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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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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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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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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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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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Loud gushing noise when neighbour runs their faucet

I live on the 2nd floor of an 11 floor condo. Lately I have heard a loud gushing water sound under my kitchen sink when a neighbour runs their water. This occurs every time the neighbour turns on ...
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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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Dampen sound from a slamming screen door

I am doing college courses from home, and I live with somebody who will not stop slamming a sliding screen door. The screen door is located in the kitchen, there is a bathroom just north of it, and ...
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Steel bathtub making weird noises when pushing on it or standing on it?

My 20 year old steel bathtub is making weird noises when pushing on it with my hand (probably like what, maybe 10-20 pounds of pressure?) and when standing on it, the noise seems to originate around (...
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Does this sound like a bad bearing on the blower fan? (burner of oil-powered boiler)

There are a number posts about whining sounds, but it's hard to know if the posters are talking about the same kind of sound I'm hearing. It's coming from the burner of our oil-powered boiler but I ...
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Popping sound coming from duct

Whenever the furnace is turned on or off, there’s a spot right below my bedroom floor where vent is, the duct would make a popping noise for about 5-10 minutes. Unfortunately the duct is not ...
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Loud bang 2-3 times per day from Hitachi refrigerator

I have a new Hitachi refrigerator which works fine but it gives a loud bang 2-3 times per day. The bang is a single sound, it's not repetitive. It happens at irregular intervals, sometimes there's ...
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Convection Heater Screeches

I just recently bought one of those really old Galaxy convection space heaters. They have always worked so well. But they screech when they start to heat. Mind you, this product could very well be ...
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Strange clicking noise related to water supply

I have experienced a strange clicking noise coming from under my house. Not the banging noise I read about in other posts - this is not the sound of a pipe hitting a wall. It's very hard to trace as ...
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Why is the combustion chamber on my furnace vibrating and humming when the air conditioner is on?

I replaced the blower motor, blower wheel (squirrel cage), and run capacitor in my Goodman GMS80904BNBB furnace (1994 model I believe) because it showed signs of bearing and capacitor failure. First ...
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How do I verify noise coming into my home from the outside?

I'm fairly certain I've located the source of noise I've been hearing coming into my home; about 98.999% certain; however I need verification from an outside source like a sound engineer, etc. Does ...
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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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Compressor very noisy for sub-zero freezer section. Ice starting to melt

Any advice how to solve the above issue?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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What makes a furnace pilot valve whistle?

I have a furnace that started whistling, recently. I have read that gas pressure changes can cause this. Others have remarked how seasonal gas changes can lead to a properly-adjusted furnace to ...
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Could a pressurized fire sprinkler system be causing a loud sound?

Every night, we hear loud cracking sounds coming from our attic. The sounds are quite loud, and it sounds like there could be a real problem. We hear it every night, usually multiple times. It ...
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What can I use as a temporary noise insulation on a door that connects bedroom and bathroom?

our bathroom has 2 doors and we only use one. The other one remains shut and it connects to a bedroom. We do not intend on ever opening it (but we are renting the place so we need something that ...
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Front-loading washing machine tub doesn't drain

The water in my Frigidaire Affinity Front Load Washer accumulates and does not drain out of the rubber rim. Also the washer door is making a humming noise while the machine is running. If I press on ...
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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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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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