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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 ...
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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

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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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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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 ...
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Front-loading GE washer makes loud noise

I have about two and half years old GE GFWR4800FWW (GFWR4800F0FWW specifically) front-loading washer. It has started making very loud noise during spin, and also when I turn the drum slowly by hand it ...
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Water hammer (maybe)

so I live in a 1950's era bungalow, and a few weeks ago I started to hear I 'hammering' noise in the upstairs wall whenever the downstairs water taps were turned off. Before I hire a plumber to the ...
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How to reduce echo in a room?

What would be the cheapest way to reduce echo in an empty room? I'll be having an empty room in my apartment for perhaps a few months and right now, there's nothing I could put in there, except ...
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Help soundproofing already built room

I need to make a music room in my house. I have to soundproof it so no noise can leave it (i dont care if noise enters). I'm also on a budget. The only non electric instruments I have are saxophones ...
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How to eliminate vibration noise that started after replacing blower motor?

I have a Trane XR80 furnace, circa 2002. The blower motor died today. I purchased a new motor and replaced it. Started the A/C and it blows great, but now on the first floor above the furnace I have ...
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Radio interference , lighting

I recently purchased a new place to me. We have a large horse barn that we pipe FM music to the horses. Last weekend I was in the shop attached to the arena and stalls after dark turned the shop ...
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My VOSS oven makes a clicking noise when cooling down

Our 10 years old VOSS electric oven model IEL 671-OT (conventional + convection) makes a loud and fast clicking sound when cooling down. It starts usually around 5 minutes after being switched off and ...
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Window unit lets in lots of outdoor noise. How to insulate?

I just moved to NYC and I have a window unit like this: The foldable frame around either side lets in a considerable amount of outside noise; it's just as if the window was open. In fact, I'd swear ...
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Why does my vinyl siding make noise when it is windy?

Every time the wind starts to blow the siding on my house start to creak. The stronger the wind the louder the sound. It has woken me up on several occasions. Is there a commonly known explanation ...
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Why does my dishwasher make a singing / whistling sound

I own an LG dishwasher about 2 years old (model LDF8874ST). I have used this dishwasher regularly and have been really impressed with how quiet it runs. So it was very obvious when in the last couple ...
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Lot of cracking noises in the attic

I bought a house about a year ago and ever since there has been a ton of cracking noises coming from the attic. They sound like thermal expansion noises, but they happen all day and night, in any ...
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What is causing my gas water heater to make a high pitched noise?

I woke up two mornings ago to water that was colder than usual, so.. I naturally went to check the water heater and the pilot was out, the pilot light has never went out in the 4 years- almost 5 I've ...
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15-year-old fridge goes “clunk” at end of cycle

Started happening a few years ago, unclear whether it has gotten any louder or whether there's anything that makes it better or worse. I don't think it was this bad when new, though. Functionally, ...
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Thermal Expansion and Contraction in Two Story Townhome

I live in California in the city of Chatsworth to be exact. I live in a two story Townhome and for the most part when I sleep in my bedroom it's very quiet. Occasionally there will be nights sometimes ...
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Water Supply Noise due to Thermal Expansion?

I have a plumbing issue that I'm looking for suggestions on. After using a substantial amount of hot water (say, a long shower + washing laundry) I will hear a loud rumbling / vibrating sound ...
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What is causing cracking and creaking noises in the ceiling and walls?

I've asked numerous people and no one has the slightest idea of what this can be. I'm hoping y'all can maybe come up with ideas to help figure this out. I moved to the condo three months ago. For ...
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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 ...