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Old 07-07-2012, 10:04 AM   #1
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There has been a repetitive metronome wristwatch clicking sound in a wall in my house between the bathroom and kitchen for weeks now. Sometimes it's not present but mostly it is. It's is completely repetitive like the ticking of a watch or clock or metronome. I'm so afraid it will be a costly leak that requires wall removal. There is no man around to go under the crawlspace and look for water or other damage. Too many spiders down there for me. Need advice ASAP. The noise keeps me awake and just generally drives me crazy during the day.

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Veggiegrrrl:
You CAN do this !! Think independent ! Take a shot of booze or something to reduce anxiety. Arm yourself with a can of raid and lots of lighting. Scope out your surroundings before entry.
I hope you don't find a leak. Hopefully the noise is just the normal contraction of hot and cold in the pipes. Or maybe the water heater filling up

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@creeper- no, i definitely can NOT do this. should i find a plumber to do it? if not a plumber, what other professional would be able to diagnose/repair? the water heater is in the garage about 50' away. the exact repetitive ticking sounds like a leak but it also stops.
thank you. amy
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p.s. i have a .wav file i recorded of the sound but can't seem to upload a .wav file here.

if anyone "in the know" can open a .wav file and diagnose, that would be great.

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I think you need to determine if there is a leak before wasting money on a service call. Can you ask a neighbour or pay a teen a small sum to take a good look for you.
I'm just guessing here, but someone more experienced will chime in soon
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How large (how many megs) is the wav file?

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done. thank you. i need to go to work. will check back later this evening. much appreciation.
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I'm sorry, I cannot get my server to accept uploads AGAIN so I can't help you.
You might try "zipping" the file and trying again?

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bummer. just imagine a metronome repetitively and steadily clicking inside the wall.
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if you have iTunes drag the .wav file into iTunes play list and then choose convert to mp3 and you should get a much smaller file like 250kb then you might be able to put it on youtube more easily

but I concur you can get a teenager givethem $10 to crawl under there with a good flashlight and an ipod take some pictures.
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there are black widows in the crawlspace. too risky. good idea about itunes though.
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When the clicking starts, how many minutes does it last?

Were you using water when it started?

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