Noise: Tak....Tak...


Old 01-07-03, 01:16 PM
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Angry Noise: Tak....Tak...


I moved into this 6 year old house 6 months before.
Everything was okay and suddenly one-day I started
to hear sound like Tak....Tak very in-frequently, and
un-predictably. Looks like sound comes from attic.

I am not sure what exactly its causing to make the noice
As such I have nothing in attic.

is it possible that, roof or attic wood make sound during
settling ??

is there a way to stop or reduce it?
it is a quiet loud sound and scares a lot when u hear
it in night

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Old 01-08-03, 02:21 AM
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Noise in attic

If you do not have wildlife living in the attic, perhaps you have ducts for heating and cooling. Expansion and contraction as temperature changes can cause ducts to make noise.
Old 01-10-03, 06:24 AM
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Go up into your attic and sit until you hear the noise and locate it.
Then come back and we will tell you how to solve your problem. Good Luck
Old 01-10-03, 11:09 AM
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Blind guesses: Slow drip from melting ice, or a heating pipe rubbing on framing. So, go up there like Jack the Contractor recommended. Bring a good flashlight.
Old 01-24-03, 08:37 PM
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I had found a similar problem in my attic and what I found was that the PVC plumbing vent pipes were rubbing against the truss frame work. As the attic temp would change these PVC pipes I guess would contract and expand against the wood and cause a cracking type noise. My solution was to place some sticky felt pads between the pipes and the wood, also the PVC pipes were resting in some plastic hangers for the horizontal portion of the run and I used felt there as well and noise was stopped. Hpoe that helps.

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