Sound coming from baseboard pipe (in 1 room only) when hydronic heat is on.

Old 10-30-14, 04:19 PM
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Sound coming from baseboard pipe (in 1 room only) when hydronic heat is on.

There is a constant sound coming from 1 room on the second floor from a pipe that is inside the baseboard radiator. For some reason all the other room's don't have this sound. The sound is from the pipe and not the baseboard. It only comes on when the heat is on and the pump is pumping water through the system.

2 weeks ago the expansion tank was changed and the system purged. The heat has not been on since that time. Last year this was did not exist. It's a constant dull sound (like if something was moving through the pipe, maybe like light humming but not really). There is no vibration. The pressure in the system is 14 Cold.

What could this be?
Old 10-31-14, 09:11 AM
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I'm not the pro in this forum but I was just thinking about the problem. The baseboard radiators are piped in a loop that goes from room to room. So to hear the noise in one room and not the adjacent room is strange.

Is there a second pipe running under the actual finned pipe ?
Usually a humming sound is transmitted noise from the circulator pump thru the pipe.
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Check where the piping goes through the floor. There must be space all around the pipe or it WILL transmit sound to the structure. Check for the space both when cold and when hot.

Also check that the finned tube has the plastic spacers "insulating" it from the steel brackets of the housing. Missing spacers CAN allow noise transmission to the enclosure.

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