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What can cause a crunching sound on floorboard on a concrete slab?

When walking through a house that is about 10 years old, I'm hearing an intermittent crunching sound as I walk across the floorboards. This is different to the creaking sound that I hear in some older ...
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Squeaky sounds from our GE dryer. Is this the dryer belt failing?

Our 6 year old GE dryer has a slight (so far) problem. Just as the drum start spinning it makes a squeaky sound. Then it goes away, but I can still hear a reduced version of the squeak every now and ...
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Help to identify sound in bathroom

I have a manufactured home. I hear a sound that resembles a wooden ball dropping on a hard surface, it seems to bounce as well, sometimes multiple times a day. It sounds like a croquet ball bouncing ...
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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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Ticking/tapping sound

Recently I have had a ticking/tapping sound that seems to happen every 48-52 seconds. It always comes in threes and has completely moved from one end of my house to the other. It almost sounds like a ...
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How can I disable the air conditioner beeper?

I bought this model: MFL69782201 (User manual PDF http://gscs-b2c.lge.com/downloadFile?fileId=S45tMoOwlLqIpW2lkIGLfA) It is a split dual inverter. The problem is there is no way to disable the beep ...
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How can I muffle a speaker on a small TV?

I need background noise when I work and I often use a small TV in my study, either playing DVDs of old TV shows or tuned to a nostalgia channel. I don't want sound to be too loud, though. I recently ...
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What is this noise in my water pipes?

I can hear what sounds like pressure building and then it stops. It's almost like the sound of water being turned on but there is no water running. Sometimes it's louder then others and the length ...
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My toilet sounds like an angry goose

My toilet is making strange sounds when it's flushed. I suspect something in the fill valve is vibrating. Here is a video of it. It's pretty intermittent and sometimes it's longer and louder than that....
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Can i use my A/C with the front panel/lid just a little bit open?

Using my AC with the front panel/lid just a little bit open prevents it from doing a horrendous sound. Is it ok to use it like that? Thanks!
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Brand new AC unit makes whooshing sound and air "chokes"

My brand new AC recently started making a whooshing noise. It sounds kind of like a sudden gust of wind, but it repeats every few seconds. Another way I can think of to describe it: imagine a PC ...
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Something is beeping in my house intermittently. It is not the smoke or carbon monoxide detectors! [duplicate]

We are having a very infrequent beep occur in the house. It lasts about one second and then stops for a long time, about once an hour or so. I can't tell what direction it is coming from but we have ...
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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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Condo Sound Insulation, Warranty

Similar to this, but not a duplicate: How can I determine the STC (Sound Transmission Class) rating for my condo walls and ceiling? The goal: Verify if I have a claim towards the developer who says ...
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Pictures Covering Home Theater Speakers [closed]

So I have some in wall speakers that I've installed. I would like to put pictures in front of them. I was thinking that a silk screen or similar should have essentially no sound distortion. I reason ...
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Detecting concealed PVC water pipe with ultrasonic sensor

I'm planning to install some glass shelves in one corner of my washroom. The problem is, there are some plumbing pipes snaking around underneath the ceramic tiles and I risk punching holes while ...
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How to diagnose and fix apartment AC that makes intermittent whooshing noise

My AC recently (I think, it's pretty new, possible I just didn't notice before) started making a whooshing noise. It sounds kind of like a sudden gust of wind, but it repeats every few seconds. ...
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My whole house has a humming noise 24/7 [closed]

Drives me nuts, sounds like a low, bass, vibrating sound. We live in the country; the closest house is 500 ft away. The only services on the street is cable + electric which I have turned off at the ...
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Why is my washing machine making this insanely loud noise during spin?

So the machine works fine and even spins fine too until the last bit of the spin cycle when it gets crazy loud (seriously - it's like a jackhammer)! I uploaded a video - https://youtu.be/IsumwnjEqO8 (...
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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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Sound Dampening Office Hallways

Several employees complain about how well sound travels down the hallways in a newly constructed, two story office building. The hallways form a 60' x 30' figure-8: stairs v 60' =-+----+----+ ...
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How do I seal my bedroom door for soundproofing/reduction?

I have a hollow bedroom door in my apartment. I can’t make any modifications to the door that are permanent—nor can I replace it. Anyone outside the room can hear an interior conversation with ...
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How do i stop office chair sound when leaning back?

I have an office chair, which has a leaning mechanism that can be tightend and loosend as per requirement. But the problem is, whenever i lean backwards, and then come forward, the mechanism makes a ...
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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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Soundproof basement and bedroom vents

I'm in the process of finishing my basement. Added rocksaul to the ceiling and you can still hear everything in the basement through the vents. How do you soundproof a vent in a basement so that the ...
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What is the best wire (material, construction and gauge) for a 30 meter wire telephone? [closed]

I am asking about constructing a non-electric telephone made of two thin plastic cups (these seem to resonate the best) and wire between them to exchange secret messages with my neighbor across the ...
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Washing machine sound coming from top springs

My 8-years-old washing machine (Siemens WM14E442BY) forced me to replace its worn shock absorbers as well as all bearings. Once done, the washing machine finally stopped the sounds which were ...
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grandfather clock annoying neighbour [closed]

I own a grandfather clock that goes off on the quarter (westminster quarters). My neighbour hates being able to hear it all night, which is understandable. My problem is i cant move this clock ...
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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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Best setup for 5.1 speakers in room

I've got a 5.1 speaker system and I need guidance to place the speakers(5 sub-woofer/speaker and 1 main-woofer). I heard that, for best experience there are specific guidelines for placement. Like, ...
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How can I soften the clicking sound of a light switch

I am renovating my house. The contractor has rewired my house and installed rocker switches for my lighting. The big button looks good. But flipping the switch produces a loud snapping sound. Short of ...
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How to stop self closing doors from slamming

Most of our doors have a mechanism to automatically close them. The mechanism looks to be a chain that is connected to a spring which pulls the door shut. Like so:         &...
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Why does my utility sink faucet vibrate and pound loudly?

I have a water faucet in my utility room that is about 10 feet from the water heater. It is the only faucet in my house that makes any noise, but when I turn the hot water on even a little bit it will ...
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metal flexing sound from 2nd floor

I bought my home 6 months ago. When we moved in last summer, we didn't hear this sound. Now when I step on particular spot on this one bedroom, I hear metal flexing sound. I am guessing the duct is ...
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