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What is this weird knocking sound in a wooden closet?

A month ago my girlfriend and I moved into a new place, and it has a big closet in the bedroom. Since day 1, we kept hearing knocking noises on the wooden doors, only at night, and it happens every ...
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Loud brass valve - how to make it quieter?

I have a 0.5hp pond pump, powering my backyard water features. My pump is actually very quiet - quieter than the natural sound of the running water, so you don't notice it. The pump circulates 960 ...
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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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High pitched whine from either the furnace blower fan or motor

There is a loud whine or scraping sound especially when the 11 year old Furnace Blower Motor/fan starts up. With power off, when I turn the blower motor fan blades by hand they make a scraping high ...
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Could a Cadet heater release metallic nanoparticles?

I have a few Cadet wall units in my house. (These are about 12x8 in units mounted in the walls.) One of the units has a built-in thermostat and a knob to adjust the temperature. I don't know how old ...
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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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Loud thumping sounds coming from radon pipe

Our house had an existing radon pipe (passive) and high radon levels. We had a radon mitigation company assess the system. He installed a fan to the existing pipe. The fan is in the attic. Since the ...
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Compressor inside condenser switches off on extremely hot days, makes high pitched noise (video!)

Our AC stops emitting cold air on very hot days (100+). It recovers after about 1h of not running. The condenser fan keeps running, but the compressor switches off. I only recently caught it as it was ...
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How can I reduce noise from my neighbor's pool pump 12’ to 15’ away from my house?

I need fencing type/material to use to block low hum of pool pump located 12’ to 15’ from family room hurricane impact windows. I'm planning to erecta 6’ high fence on property line between houses ...
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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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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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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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Electrolux EOB51001 oven making loud vibration noise when switched on

I have quite an old Electrolux oven (model number EOB 51001), which has started making a loud vibration noise instantly as soon as it is turned on. This happens when turning it to any setting other ...
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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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Samsung induction slide in oven makes whining and whistling noise [closed]

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 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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How do I prevent harmonic resonance hum in PVC vent of newly installed hot water heater?

I just had a new power vented water heater installed (HTProducts Phoenix Light Duty) in our crawlspace. The contractor that put it in used part of the existing 3" concentric vent from the furnace we ...
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How can I stop the humming produced by my water heater blower motor?

Plumber installed a new Bradford White 75 gallon gas water heater with power vent. The first blower motor started a high-pitched whine/squeal (bad bearing?) approx 6 months after install. Motor was ...
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What could be the source of a tapping type sound coming from my upstairs air ducts? [duplicate]

We bought a new house a few months ago. I do not recall hearing this noise in the summer, when the AC was running, but then I wasn't in this room that much so I am not sure if it was happening. We ...
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Wood creaking sound (intermittent, but persistent), how to finally put it to rest

Last year, we bought a house built in 1986. 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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Why's my dishwasher making grinding noises during pre-wash?

We have an LG dishwasher that sat in storage brand new unboxed for 10 years, until we moved and installed it in the new house. Well, it's making an awful grinding noise only during the first 20 ...
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How do I find the source of a constant high pitch whistle in bathroom?

I need suggestions to track down the source of a fairly loud nearly constant >1000 Hz tone which is loudest in my upstairs bathroom. I have eliminated the lights, the exhaust fan, the HVAC vent, ...
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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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Cover & sound-suppression for doorbell transformer in utility closet

This transformer is installed in the utility closet of a 1970's condo. Notice the wad of cut paper sheets pinched between transformer and the wall plate. This is an attempt at halting a low-tone ...
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How to fix loud foghorn noise from shower when going from hot to cold water?

A new housemate likes to end her warm showers with a run of cold water. We've noticed there is a very loud whining/foghorn noise after she switches from hot to cold water, for the duration of running ...
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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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Strange clicking noise only heard while playing back recorded information on cassettes, etc

Am disabled/health issues and need to record things, fast talkers, long conversations, etc. Since a Smart Meter was installed I've had issues with electronic failures and this noise. Like self-...
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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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Frigidaire FDB126RBS0 Dishwasher makes Grinding noises

I have a Frigidaire FDB126RBS0 dishwasher that has started making intermittent grinding noises when it is running. Based on what I have researched so far, it sounds like it could be either the pump or ...
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Oven pilot making high pitched noise (when off)

There is a high pitched noise that is coming from my oven. I have pinpointed that the noise is coming from the oven pilot light, and it is most audible when the oven is off. When the oven is off, the ...
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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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Frigidaire freezer making intermittent grinding noise

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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Air Condition humming noise

I recently bought a brand new house which has new AC unit. but the outdoor AC unit constantly makes the loud humming noise which also vibrates refrigerant pipe. see the attached video link. what could ...
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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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Why is our new water heater makeing a ticking sound?

I installed a new electric Rheem model XE40M06ST45U1 water heater last week and for the past four days it has been making a ticking sound. The sound seems to be the loudest near the supply lines. ...
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Mass Loaded Vinyl in Attic

I am being bothered by airplane noise in my home and was thinking to put mass loaded vinyl in the attic to help shield some of the noise. The attic has old fiberglass that is also covered in a layer ...
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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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Floor Makes Metal Clang When Walked On - One Room

We have a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house. The whole house has hard-wood flooring. One bedroom on the corner of the house has a floor that sounds hollow... When walked on it makes a loud clanging sound... ...
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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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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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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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Squealing faucet (water off, not necessarily running anywhere in house)

We have one faucet that emits a horrible, high pitched, squealing noise. When it does this, the water at the faucet is off and there are no drips (sink is completely dry; no drips in an hour+). ...
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How to fix baseboard header periodic buzzing

A baseboard heater in my apartment emits a short buzzing sound every 16-17 seconds. It seems to happen only when the room is near the temperature I've set on my thermostat, that is, only when the ...
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How to make a table fan noisy?

This sounds an abnormal question at first, but I really would like to know how to make a normal table fan noisy (which parts to change). The reason why I want the noise is that the noise from 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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My sewer pipe makes a huge noise when flushed. Can that damage the pipe?

The sewer pipe on my building makes a huge noise whenever someone flushes the toilet. Apparently there is not enough air input in the pipe and whenever someone flushes the toilet this causes vacuum ...
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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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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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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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