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Cohiba 05-06-2011 10:58 AM

hi-pitch ringing tone
I am getting a hi-pitch ringing tone that goes in and out behind my bedroom wall (almost like a vegas slot machine -- a fading ding ding ding).

Strange thing too is at that it will literally stop for 3-4 days and then come back on all night, going in an out - a fading ding ding ding.

While it was making the noise:

-- I shut off main electricty panel to house, still ringing
-- shut of main water and opened a faucet to drain thinking air, still ringing
-- turned on main sprinkler system, still ringing; as there is a drip system on opposite wall in flower planter outside and i do hear loud shut off valve noise behind wall when they switch to other water areas, I guess

Any other thoughts/suggestions?

ahrens 05-06-2011 11:07 AM

Dont mean to sound like an a$$ but is it something from outside the house? ie. neighbours?

Cohiba 05-06-2011 11:11 AM

I checked outside, nothing -- and it only come from behind that one wall. Just havinf troube determining if it is something electrical or plumbing. I shut off all electrical, so think it has to be plumbing -- water pressure, air, something??

Willie T 05-06-2011 11:23 AM

Did you look for a cell phone lying in the grass outside?

Red Squirrel 05-06-2011 11:24 AM

Is there a plumbing vent that passes in that wall? A shot in the dark but maybe it's something to do with that somehow? Or maybe a sound in the sewer system that is resonating through that pipe?

Cohiba 05-06-2011 11:33 AM

no cell phone, plus this has been going on for months, so anything battery operated would have discharged log ago

Cohiba 05-06-2011 12:25 PM

i will ask plumber, i wish i could figure this out, now its silent again...very frustrating.

DangerMouse 05-06-2011 12:30 PM

If you could record it next time you hear it, it might help us identify it.


Cohiba 05-06-2011 12:35 PM

i tried but it is too hi pitch, any another suggestions?
considering i shut off electric main switch, it must be plumbing yes?
would an old telephone line in house make this sound?, as i do not use -- i use cable phone instead.

nap 05-06-2011 12:38 PM


Originally Posted by Cohiba (Post 643145)
any another suggestions?

unless others hear this, you should probably speak with a doctor.

Cohiba 05-06-2011 12:44 PM

good one, but my wife hears it too, so not what you think. again, hi-pitch dinging sound that fades in and out. seems to occur mostly at night/early morning when in bed.

nap 05-06-2011 12:50 PM


Originally Posted by Cohiba (Post 643151)
good one, but my wife hears it too, so not what you think. again, hi-pitch dinging sound that fades in and out. seems to occur mostly at night/early morning when in bed.

I wasn't joking. Obviously since you are not the only one to hear it, it;s not an issue but there are plenty of medical problems that can cause a person to "hear" odd sounds.

anyway; is your house attached to any other buildings? What type of businesses are in the area? How close is the closest building to your home?

Cohiba 05-06-2011 12:54 PM

i agree, definitley not a hearing issue.
i am in a all house residential area -- so no common walls. the bedroom wall where i hear the sound has the backyard behind. i can hear plubming valves tun on an off wehn sprinkler run, bit not the same sound as the hi pitch dinging.

nap 05-06-2011 01:16 PM

do you or anybody in your neighborhood have a wind chime?

Cohiba 05-06-2011 01:21 PM

no wind chime. again, you can hear it coming from the wall when you listen closely when everythig is silent, and the other side of the wall is a large backyard. the only thing on the other side of wall is plastic drip water lines for plants, which only comes on in the morning -- timer controlled, which is in garage far away from bedroom.
I know, strange!

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