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ed21
Re: This noise is killing me!
A. Spruce wrote:

My money is that he coated it in spam until he couldn't hear it anymore. He had leftover spam, so he thought he'd come visit TOH for a while. As of this post he had 4 total posts, all of which were as informative as this one. :rolleyes:

I never bothered to check his other posts. While everybody has to start somewhere often times that first post questioner about some off the wall problem never seems to get back to let people know the outcome. Seems like the considerate thing to do when others put in some effort to help.
Or if he's just yanking our chain..... Good job.

kbpepperell
Re: This noise is killing me!
A. Spruce wrote:

My money is that he coated it in spam until he couldn't hear it anymore. He had leftover spam, so he thought he'd come visit TOH for a while. As of this post he had 4 total posts, all of which were as informative as this one. :rolleyes:

Okay...I'll try Spam next time. Luckily, that's a Minnesota product and readily available.

Unfortunately, the noise has been more intermittent again, so doing any sort of test is difficult. Especially since it seems to happen most often in the middle of the night.

ed21
Re: This noise is killing me!

Too bad you haven't found a solution. Intermittent problems can be the hardest to figure out. If you do I'm sure folks would like to hear. At least your sense of humor hasn't gone yet. Mine would be tested. :confused::mad:

dj1
Re: This noise is killing me!

When all else fails, try sleeping with noise cancelling ear plugs, the kind they use at the airport around jet engines. Crazy idea?

A. Spruce
Re: This noise is killing me!
kbpepperell wrote:

Okay...I'll try Spam next time. Luckily, that's a Minnesota product and readily available.

Unfortunately, the noise has been more intermittent again, so doing any sort of test is difficult. Especially since it seems to happen most often in the middle of the night.

Keep your sense of humor, it's what will get you through the trials and tribulations of life.

New suspect, maybe . . . Try checking your thermostat. Does it have a set-back or timer feature, something that allows you to program when you want the HVAC to activate. Make sure that it has no settings, meaning, maybe, just maybe, it has a timer fault or the timer is causing a fault with the unit. Thermostats do go bad and do funny things.

dj1 wrote:

When all else fails, try sleeping with noise cancelling ear plugs, the kind they use at the airport around jet engines. Crazy idea?

Headphones are pretty tough to sleep in, however some sort of white noise might do the trick, whether that be a clock radio tuned to static or a fan running in the corner of the room. I've had to resort to the fan trick due to an inconsiderate roommate, it works quite well.

dj1
Re: This noise is killing me!

Spruce,
Earplugs, not earphones, headphones or headsets. They're tiny.

A. Spruce
Re: This noise is killing me!

I've never heard of noise cancelling ear plugs, no pun intended.

Just looked and they range from $15 to $450 for a set. Might be worth a try.

dj1
Re: This noise is killing me!

Google "noise cancelling earplugs" and see what they are.

Don't mix them with the noise cancelling earphones, like Bose.

A. Spruce
Re: This noise is killing me!

The question is, how many ear plugs is it going to take to cover the HVAC unit and quench the noise?!?!?:confused::p:p

dj1
Re: This noise is killing me!
A. Spruce wrote:

The question is, how many ear plugs is it going to take to cover the HVAC unit and quench the noise?!?!?:confused::p:p

Depends on the size - 2 ton, 3 ton, 4 ton or 5 ton...

Here is a new idea with two parts:

(a) If the a/c equipment is over 15 years old, replace it...for as low as $5K.

(b) If the poster suspects that the noise could be coming from the fill valves in the toilets, replace them...for as low as $10 per toilet. From the angle stops...replace them...for as low as $2.75 each.

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