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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 ...
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Eliminating ticking noise of pipe in wall

I know that the ABS main stack in my home is not rubbing against the floor or attic plywood openings; it is rubbing against the drywall in a interior wall when the pipe expands with the use of hot ...
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Can I run CAT5 cables parallel to low voltage (9v) power cables?

The answers to this question clearly state that low voltage and high voltage cables should be kept separate; does this apply to low voltage (9v) power cables and CAT5? The problem: I would like to ...
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Where are the coils in this fridge?

I just moved to a new rental apartment and the refrigerator is making a very loud clicking noise. As a quick remedy, I thought I can clean the coils but I couldn't find them. I checked the back and ...
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How can I stop gutter water flow noise?

My gutter runs along the bottom of the roof and not around the bay window. Because of this there is very little sound insulation between the gutter and inside the bedroom and so we can hear water ...
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Pulsating water and banging noise from pipes when hot water is on in the faucet or shower in the bathroom

Things I have done: Replaced faucet, and its shut off valves Put new shower cartridge (OEM) Water is coming from the city supply, not well. This issue started happening for the past three weeks ...
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Is it possible to have a reasonably soundproof sliding door to a bedroom?

We are planning a major house refurbishment, and in particular changing doors to two bedrooms. Our architect came up with this idea to put really wide sliding doors in, to get nice space after they ...
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Noisey Baseboard Heating

My house has baseboard heating from a natural gas water boiler and I am hearing some rattling when I turn on the heat at night on the 2nd floor. My house has 2 zones and I believe the issue is that ...
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annoying vibration, deep humming noise in home

What in my home could possibly vibrate and/or make a very low humming noise? I have been driven mad by a low droning vibration type noise for nearly two years. I have gone through testing various ...
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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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How to sound proof bedroom floor above garage door?

We live in an apartment building. Our two bedrooms are directly above the building's garage door. The opening and closing of the garage door disrupts the peace at home and sleep of my family. Since ...
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How to fix ceiling which squeaks when door is opened

The ceiling in my bedroom creaks when I open and close the bedroom door which is annoying. Is there any way to easily stop this from happening?
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How to deaden the noise that bounces from cinderblock wall in backyard?

I have a very large backyard surrounded by a tall cinderblock wall. Not only is it HOT in the summer (NM summers) but the noise that bounces around is bad. Someone walking on the sidewalk next to my ...
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Clickey clackey bathroom exhaust louver

I have a bathroom exhaust vent with louvers similar to the image below. It vents out the side of the house above the bathroom between two bedrooms. When it's breezy out, the flaps rattle so that it ...
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How to fix a creaky carpeted floor?

I recently moved to a 30ish year old building. The master bedroom's carpeted floor creaks horribly when anyone walks across it - loud enough to wake my wife and daughter in the next room at night! ...
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Fixing a creaking NEW chipboard floor

I have a newly created floor (for a loft conversion) that is chipboard over wooden joists with noggins. At present there is no ceiling below it. Some of the joists have been doubled up due to the ...
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noisy Air-conditioner compressor

I bought a new split AC that worked great for a week or so, but now I can hear some annoying noise coming from the outdoor unit. The outdoor unit in installed on a flat roof so I can hear this noise ...
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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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What is the right way to run ethernet wiring and electrical wiring in a house? [duplicate]

Im currently planning to build a 2nd floor in my home, I already know how to do the electrical wiring design according to the norm, however im wondering if its possible to run the ethernet cables ...
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Diagnosing loud pool pump motor

The other day I noticed the pump motor for the pop-ups on our pool was louder than usual. There wasn't anything I could attribute this to such as the motor overheating, and the onset wasn't gradual - ...
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How to reduce toilet tank refill noise?

The refill tube that goes from the valve into the overflow tube in my toilet tank sprays water with quite a bit of pressure and makes a lot of noise when the tank refills. It's attached with a clip ...
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Can I clean out a GE dishwasher drain pump?

I have a GE GDT530 dishwasher that just went out of warranty 2 months ago. Now it's starting to make crackling sounds when it's draining water and it sounds like there is some debris in the drain pump....
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Quite high pitched noise in room

When I'm trying to sleep I hear a high pitched, ringing noise. I can only hear it if everything else is quiet. I've considered if this is a medical issue, such as tinnitus, but before jumping to ...
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How to stop my washing machine from squeaking?

I own a GE WHDSR316G2WW washing machine. It was whisper-silent when new, but after a few years and several off-balance loads, it developed a persistent squeak that seemed to happen mostly when the ...
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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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Fix creeky old wooden floor

The duplex I live in was built around the 1920s and still has the original wood floor but its very creeky and the neighbors downstairs are always complaining so I'd like to fix it. I'm wondering if ...
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Very effective sound-proof room

In my new apartment, I plan to very well isolate a room (phonetically). This is for general purpose ; to play music as well as gaming, watching films, or why not, just shouting out loud. You get the ...
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What could be causing a rumbling noise in our house?

We bought our home in Dec. 2014, ten year old house. It started making a rumbling noises, as though it was thundering outside, and it seems to happen in the evening. However, sometimes during the day. ...
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Funny “thump” sounds sometimes at night, what could be the cause?

I live in a 4-story townhouse that has a wood frame (no concrete except in basement) and was built in late 1980's. Once in a blue moon, whilst laying on the bed at night, I have heard a rather loud ...
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Banging behind wall when heat comes on

In the past day I started hearing a banging behind the wall of my house it seems when the heat comes on. We have water heated baseboards. We lived in this house nearly two years and never experienced ...