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Posted: 5/12/2002 7:45:27 PM EDT
I just bought a new house and every now and then there is a "tinking" in the ventilation system.  Usually when the heat is not running, just soon after.  I am a light sleeper and its loud enough its waking me up. Any way to quiet it down?
Link Posted: 5/12/2002 7:51:51 PM EDT
Mouse traps....

Bird traps...

Sticky pads that catch any crawling critters...

Ted...
Link Posted: 5/12/2002 7:55:11 PM EDT
Definitely not critters.  Its a regular metallic sound.  It must have to do something with the ventilation system cooling or something, but its driving me crazy.
Link Posted: 5/12/2002 7:58:58 PM EDT
Metal expands and contracts.  Sounds like that's what's happening as it cools, but I don't know specifically where to start looking.
Link Posted: 5/12/2002 8:16:56 PM EDT
generally this is in the heater/cooler unit itself, the ducting is just perfect to conduct the sound. you will just have to get used to it.
Link Posted: 5/12/2002 8:21:05 PM EDT
AMBIEN  10 mg  #30
sig 1 po @ HS.
NR

Lebrew

Link Posted: 5/12/2002 8:25:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By lebrew:
AMBIEN  10 mg  #30
sig 1 po @ HS.
NR

Lebrew

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Say, if we print this out using an unintelligible font, can we actually use it? [:D]
Link Posted: 5/12/2002 8:29:55 PM EDT
All I need is to develop a fondness for prescription medication.  Unfotunately the heater/furnace is right under my bedroom.  As a funny aside, I have lived in an apartment for the last 10 years.  I find myself trying to not make noise at night and trying to be courteous to my non existant neighbors!  
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