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Noise is unwanted sound considered unpleasant, loud or disruptive to hearing. From a physics standpoint, there is no distinction between noise and desired sound, as both are vibrations through a medium, such as air or water. The difference arises when the brain receives and perceives a sound.Acoustic noise is any sound in the acoustic domain, either deliberate (e.g., music or speech) or unintended. In contrast, noise in electronics may not be audible to the human ear and may require instruments for detection.In audio engineering, noise can refer to the unwanted residual electronic noise signal that gives rise to acoustic noise heard as a hiss. This signal noise is commonly measured using A-weighting or ITU-R 468 weighting.In experimental sciences, noise can refer to any random fluctuations of data that hinders perception of a signal.

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    Washing machine makes scratching noise when NOT running

    I used my LG ThinQ front loader washing machine for the first time this morning. Just to wash some pocketless shirts, so I'm sure there was nothing in there that could have fallen out. Now, however, the washer is making a metallic scratching/ twanging sound every few seconds, even though it is...
  2. chloeradhsaw

    Gurgling Noise From Rad When System Drained F&E Empty And Boiler Off

    My heat only gas boiler is drained from the boiler drain valve - There is no water in the F&E tank. The hot water vented cylinder is removed. So far so good Twice this evening I heard radiator gurgling noises which frightened the life out of me I cant seem to reproduce the noise and I cant get...
  3. S

    Worcester Oil Heatslave 20/25 Thumping / Knocking Noise

    Hi, I wonder if anyone can help. I have a Worcester Oil Heatlslave 20/25 that has started making a fairly loud knocking noise and the the pressure gauge flicks a little when the noise thumps. The hot water still works, I've turned off the heating for the time being. Any ideas on what the...
  4. D

    Valient Ecotec Pro Droning Noise

    Hi, I wonder if anyone can offer any advice/solutions... I have a boiler, a Valient EcoTec 28 pro, which was fitted a year ago. It makes a droning noise which resonates through the entire house. When it startes you hear this drone, which is loud enough to wake you if it kicks in during the...
  5. gasfitter63

    Trumpeting noise on Rinnai Zen

    Absolutely stumped as to what could be causing this noise we are getting on every 10th or so Rinnai Zen boiler we install. Boilers make the noise on coaxial and atmospheric flue setups, cover on and cover off etc. Have checked the flue "sleeve" that has been known to drop down and we are almost...
  6. J

    bang noise in radiators

    My radiators make a bang noise every now and then. Doesn't seem to be a particular radiator instead it will be 1 radiator and then some time later another radiator and then some time later another. Only 1 at a time I think. At least I think this is what's going on. By way of background; I have...
  7. S

    URGENT Intermittent clunking noise in or near water softener

    Noise seems to stop when softener is bypassed, not 100% certain. Noise is intermittent, a thwack/thump we can feel in the inlet pipe. It's only for a few hours a day, and never when water is running. Harvey's water softener is 4 years old and water is from mains, not a tank. Salt is not blocked...
  8. E

    Looking for a plumbing solution for mixer tap noise (not water hammer)

    Hi all My neighbour has recently completed some bathroom renovations and in the process installed wall-mounted mixer taps (previously cross taps). This is creating a significant gushing sound through our shared wall when water is running through the tap. Has anyone heard of this before and...
  9. P

    Noise water pump, any

    Hi all, I’m looking for a bit of advice. A flat two stories up from mine has installed a water pump that feeds all of their outlets (shower, toilet, sinks, washing machine, dishwasher …) from a loft storage tank. Alas, the pump seems to be sending vibration down the walls and into my flat. The...
  10. T

    Worcester 34cdi noise coming from resonator intake and flue smell

    Hi, I have a Worcester 34cdi boiler and it has started making a droning noise when it comes up to temperature or cycles. The sequence appears to be: -Fan speeds up (purging?) -Sparks, then lights (flame icon showing on display) -Fan slows down -Droning noise (like Jaws is coming, Daa-Daa...
  11. P

    Glow worm boiler noise

    Does anyone know where I can find the decibel rating for the British Gas 330+ boiler? I'm looking to get it replaced and wanted to compare it against the Glow worm energy 18r or 25r boilers (18W or 25W) or does anyone have any experience of these two models in terms of how noisy they are?
  12. M

    Stopping pipe expansion noise

    I have a nightmare of a job trying to stop pipe expansion joint noise. There are 28mm copper CH pipes down a landing (at right angles to joists) that's 15-20m long, there are several branches and drops to rads. The joists are notched and felted, and the pipes have "Flexej" axials expansion...
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    Boiler noise with link to sound

    Hi, We've been having this noise on our Valliant combi boiler for a while, 1/2 years+ (link below). Unsure what it might be, perhaps nothing to worry about. Does anyone know what it might be and if it's anything to be concerned about? Link: SndUp | Post info - http://sndup.net/dj3t I've...
  14. J

    Radiator Noise/Issue

    Hello everyone! I purchased this steam vent valve: Hoffman Steam Air Vent 40, 1/8" Angle Steam Radiator Air Valve 401440. Installed it and the hissing is much reduced but now, the hissing happens every 10-20 seconds for about two seconds. Its annoying enough to wake me up at night (I wish I...
  15. D

    Noise from centre heating system

    There is a noise, like a buzz that starts randomly but usually in the early morning. I can't seem to pin it down to one location. I have managed to record the noise and there is a link to YouTube if I'm able to post that? My heating and hot water are both on a gas central heating system, but...
  16. J

    Immersion heater noise

    I had a new water heater element fitted a few weeks ago that heats water at night on economy 7. Previous heater elements have been very quiet but I can hear the new one heating the tank at night. It sounds a bit like a boiling kettle. Is this normal? It’s driving me mad!
  17. B

    Green star exchanger noise

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  18. WizPip

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    Hello, I'm a fairly adept DIYer but I have an issue with my plumbing and not entirely sure what's left to check. I have an unvented indirect system with 1 hot / 1 heating zone, cylinder is a Range Tribune HE 150L pre-plumbed. For quite a while now I've had a problem where after the hot water...
  19. Alex1986

    Water pipe running / noise issue

    Hi, I've had an on going issue for over a year now and can't seem to get an answer. Hopefully can get some more information from the forum. If I use the cold or hot water taps in my kitchen or bathroom, 10, 20, maybe 30 mins later it sounds as if the pipes have water running through them, as if...
  20. G

    Noise on boiler startup and shutdown

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