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Mysterious “clicking” sound

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Old 11-30-20, 05:55 AM
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Mysterious “clicking” sound

I’m at a loss.......we have a strange sound coming from around our front foyer.

we noticed it when we first moved in (2017). Seems to happen in the mornings.........I haven’t heard it for a long time now........last winter?

anyway,we noticed it again today.....I’m starting to track it. Happened around 736, 747, 750.

it sounds like a digital intermatic timer I had at my old house which turned the exterior lights on and off. Like an electronic switch clicking sound.

from what I recall it only happens in the mornings..we’re home all day.

is it possible there is a timer buried in the walls? Is there anything else that might make this clicking sound?

so weird......


 

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11-30-20, 10:04 AM
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Is it an east facing wall with aluminum, wood or vinyl siding?

You will sometimes hear a slight click as the morning sun warms the siding on a cool morning.
 
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Old 11-30-20, 05:59 AM
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Hi, is it baseboard heat, hard to tell without hearing it, if it were a timer I think you would hear it all the time.
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It is against code to buried electrical in the walls. But that does not mean someone didn't do it.
You could try turning off some breakers and see if one of the circuits makes it stop.
 
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Sounds like two sounds. One louder than the next. Happened again at 800, 803.

house did have baseboard heat at one time but previous owners removed the heaters.
 
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Old 11-30-20, 09:39 AM
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It cold be the thermostat clicking on and of if it is still in place.
 
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Is it an east facing wall with aluminum, wood or vinyl siding?

You will sometimes hear a slight click as the morning sun warms the siding on a cool morning.
 
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Old 11-30-20, 05:14 PM
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North facing. Will see if I hear it again tomorrow morning.
 
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Is there an electronic/mechanical chime in the area ?
 
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Old 11-30-20, 05:37 PM
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Like a doorbell?

the interior doorbell unit is on the opposite wall from I think the sound is coming from. It’s an open concept house so who knows the tricks that the sound is playing.

I may plant myself in a chair in the area I think it’s coming from. Hoping it repeats between 7-8am.....haven’t heard it since this morning, thinking it’s some sound of 24 hr timer.
 
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Yes..... like a doorbell. Some electronic ones can make clicking sounds.
 
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Old 11-30-20, 06:08 PM
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Motion sensors? Some of them click when you enter the room.
 
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Electrical Clicking Sound

After we first moved into our present home, I came home one afternoon to a clicking sound in a wall. It was easy to narrow it down to a two plug outlet in the south wall. A quick removal of the face plate, and I could see the arcing of a loose connection of a wire to one of the female plugs. I am pretty sure that I prevented an eventual fire in that wall, and was surprised that it didn't blow a fuse in the panel downstairs. I would take the cause for YOUR clicking sound seriously.
 

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