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  1. G

    Unvented system - Very loud vibration when drawing hot water.

    Hi all, Moved into a property earlier this year and noticed a really strong vibrating sound coming from the cylinder room on the top floor. It happens for maybe 4-5 seconds in the morning when we're drawing hot water for the first time. Usually notice it when one of us has a shower in the...
  2. pawel_

    Tapping coming from inside the solid wall

    Hello everyone, Hope you're all well! I've signed up to this forum to look for an advise. I've searched the interned to and fro but couldn't find anything similar. My partner and I live in an old mid-terrace house (build 1867) and since we moved in (a year ago) we've been having problems with...
  3. cyberdyne

    Greenstar 8000 noise

    Hello, We had a Greenstar 8000 life installed a few months ago and it’s worked flawlessly over the winter months, we’re very happy with it and have no complaints. Recently however, we’ve noticed a fairly loud humming noise coming from it periodically- maybe once per hour - when neither the hot...
  4. S

    Bangs in the middle of the night!

    Some while back I took the ensuite apart and removed the floor as it was poor quality chipboard, slightly sagging and definitely not straight! I then straightened up the joists and added a number of noggins where the joints will be for the plywood floor and said new floor is now laid, but not...
  5. O

    Worcester-Bosch Greenstar 30Si two short bursts of noise when call hot water or heating

    Worcester-Bosch Greenstar 30Si (G.C. No. 47 311 85 N.G.) Had a new Flow Unit fitted as previous had developed a pin hole leak. Also topped up system inhibitor. Then this noise has appeared. I'm going to checking if anything that is easily accessible is loose, but apart from that I could use...
  6. J

    Weird Squawking/Squeaking Noise around House

    Hi, Moved into a 4-bed Edwardian (1906) terraced house. For the past few weeks I've been hearing a mysterious squawking sound, in different rooms (kitchen, living room, upstairs back bedroom) at different times. Audio and separate video below. When they happen, they are precisely 31 seconds...
  7. J

    Noise on the pipe when heating goes on and off. Help

    A year ago I got house completely re plumbed with new pipe and heating system. I got system boiler with unvented cylinder. Issue is when heating goes on and when goes of we can hear a very noise on some pipe like TRRRRRR DUDUDUDU ( not easy to explain) This was noted t the plumber last year and...
  8. S

    Noise insulation pitched roof / vaulted ceiling

    Hi. We have opened the ceiling in our living room which had previously the ceiling in 2.4m height, with a normal plasterboard and 10cm mineral/glass fibre mix. The outside noise was less, but still noticeable. We now want to use the full space of the pitched roof to create a vaulted ceiling...
  9. M

    Bell 801 Loud Feedback Noise

    Hi all, Recently moved into a flat that had a very old Urmet intercom handset. We replaced it with a Bell 801 handset and was all fine for a while, buzzer and everything worked. Recently developed an issue where a very loud feedback noise can be heard when the handset is picked up. Can still...
  10. B

    Water under flooring

    I recently realized I can hear water sloshing around when I put pressure (IE walking) over the flooring near where the front porch meets the main house. House was built in 2015, floor is concrete base with layer of plywood then Amtico (decent quality sealed flooring) glued on top. The house...
  11. L

    Vauxhall Astra j squealing noise

    Make: Vauxhall Model: Astra j Engine size/Type: 1.7 CTDI ECOFLEX Year: 2011 Mileage: 98k Hello, My Astra makes a squealing noise on cold start ups. The sound comes from under the hood and dissipates after 5 minutes. I believe it could be linked to one of the belts. Just wondering if anyone...
  12. M

    Help with washing machine noise

    Hi Can anyone suggest a diagnosis for the noise our Bosch Exxcel 1200 express is making? I'm thinking it must be either bearing or shock absorbers but not sure how to tell the difference. Drum seems to be rubbing and then spins off centre at certain speeds and starts knocking against the inside...
  13. leaf17

    Soundproofing workshop

    Hi guys, Hoping for some advice on how I can retro-soundproof my wood workshop. I say soundproof, but what I really mean is limit the sound to a level where my neighbours don't complain! As you can see on the images below, it's a very simple timber-frame shed. It was built to a cost and I...
  14. B

    MCS Noise Calc for Air Source Heat Pump

    Hi, I need to estimate the noise level for an air source heat pump and understand there is a calculator published by MCS, especially for planning standards. Would any specialists be kind enough to give me a steer to these resources? I understand this is an Excel sheet but I've not been able to...
  15. B

    Worcester gas combi boiler making vibrating noise - video inside

    Hi all Can anyone tell me what’s going on with our boiler? Approx, 8 years old, gets serviced each year, was last serviced in June 2021 with no faults. We have noticed a vibrating noise coming from the boiler where when you open the a tap for hot water (can be any tap in the house) everything...
  16. S

    Unvented cylinder query

    Hi I wonder if anybody can enlighten me to what my problem may be. I have recently drained the CH and filled it back up, bleeding all the radiators. The system has an unvented cylinder with two zone valves. When the valves are fully open there is hardly any noise from the cylinder and the...
  17. L

    House construction & detached vs semi/terraced

    Not sure if DIYnot is the best place for this question but I can't think where else to ask, so here goes... I'm hoping someone in the building trade or just experienced in these things can offer some general advice when it comes different house constructions. To give a bit of background - for...
  18. chalkywhite

    Getting woken up at night

    Hey, I'm a light sleeper and live in a quiet area. Most nights vans will bump over a speed hump near front of house accelerate away and wake me up. Anyone have any ideas please that help maintain sleep? Earbuds keep falling out. Beer works, but sadly I can't drink every night ;-) Thanks very much.
  19. BillyWillySilly

    Erbauer DOUBLE-BEVEL SLIDING MITRE SAW Blade Slipping

    Hi all, In the midsts of skirting board hell, my less than 12-month-old Erbaur started intermittently screeching like hell when I turned it on - high pitched. I was worried something has gotten up inside it but upon taking the blade out I noticed there were circular scratch markings around where...
  20. T

    Tapping from pipes

    Hi, few weeks ago I noticed a tapping noise from the area of my kitchen where my boiler is. I've stripped all the boxing in from around the boiler and and there is no sign of water. The tapping is quite loud, I don't think I would hear water dripping from outside the boxing. Anyway the same...
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