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Old 05-06-2011, 02:36 PM   #31
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IT Wiring run sperate from general electric? all i can think of is old phone wire

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wonder if old telephone wire in wall -- they draw electic seperately yes? but why does sound go away for days and then come back?
odd?
Telemarketers are calling. Ever done any sheet rock repair work? That would've drove me nuts by now.
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never any sheet rock repair on my end; bought house recently
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:58 PM   #34
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not been on here in a while and saw this post... have had some sounds like this and its a Bugger to trace

I found you can gets very high pitch sounds out of DSL and Cable routers.
now.. if power is off.. DSL is pretty much deal, but cable lines MIGHT still have current off the coax. disconnect the coax
mine would come and go.. some days on and some days off
some sort of electrical noise in the system

thats one...
another thing I found that sound, expecially high frequency noises like that will bounce like a SOB.
when getting things silent... get into various areas of the room... turn head slowly... pretend you are a radar... seriously..

we found ours but it was on the opposite side of the room we though we heard it from

just a few cents worth... having been there once or twice
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do you think i can also be old telephone lines in the wall, do they get power from outside sources as well?
did yours sound like a ringing slot machine or tuning fork?
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Old 05-06-2011, 04:33 PM   #36
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do you think i can also be old telephone lines in the wall, do they get power from outside sources as well?
did yours sound like a ringing slot machine or tuning fork?


since you don't use the lines, go to the NID and disconnect anything that runs into the house and you will eliminate it

but a telephone line that is not connected to anything is not going to make any sound.
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just wondering if there are old wires in wall to close to one another, but then again is it a pipe and not electrical?
Crazy!!!
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I would have torn that wall open on day one (and possibly had the entire bedroom ripped apart by now trying to find the noise ).

Rather than speculating as to what could be making the noise (which seems pointless since you've eliminated all the obvioius suspects), the best course of action now is to attempt to locate the source of the noise.

I second 3eagles's suggestion that you pretend your a radar. When you year the sound, cup your hands behind your ears to funnel more sound into your ears (this also improves your ability to locate sounds) and turn your head slowly, and do this in several different places (and different elevations) in your bedroom.

Once you're pretty sure you have the sound located make a small hole in the drywall in that location (e.g., by inserting and removing a large diameter screw) and see if the noise is louder. If it is louder, rip open the stinkin' wall already and tell us what's making that noise - the suspense is killing me!!!
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new suggestion:

do you have a gas water heater or furnace?

If so, where are the lines? Does the timing correspond with when any gas appliance may be operating?

I have heard a gas line make a sound that kind of fits the description.
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I have a stab in the dark here....it may sound out in left field, but when I first moved into my house at odd times there was a high pitch humming as well....I would have sworn on my life it was something electronic, I only heard it at certain times, and had a heck of a time trying to trace where it was coming from.....it turned out to be a whirly bird attic vent that was squealing when it turned...I wouldn't have guessed it in a million years, but as I climbed through the attic looking for some electric box or transformer, I figured it out...I sprayed it with lubricant, and it stopped....may not be the issue for you, but it would explain why it is intermittent.

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My friends goodman ac unit does that occasionally.
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new suggestion:

do you have a gas water heater or furnace?

If so, where are the lines? Does the timing correspond with when any gas appliance may be operating?

I have heard a gas line make a sound that kind of fits the description.
I had a gas leak that made that sound, sort of a really high pitch squeal. came on and off depending on temperature when you hear it is you home any warmer or colder than usual?
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tends to start late afternoon and go all night in to the morning...then will stop, sometime for days, then return.
have gas water heater and furance, but on opposite sire of house near garage. again, i can hear sourd direclty behind wall.
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good thought, but no whirly birds installed and sound occurs when not windy outside as well
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I had one of those a long time ago. It turned out that when I layed my wrist watch on the dresser, the hard surface amplified the sound coming from the watch. Occaisionally, I layed the watch on the band and wouldn't hear it. Like yours, I could only hear it when it was quiet. Wish I could hear that well today .

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