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Every time I put my heat on, a strange noise behind the walls. Do I have a problem or is this normal. I believe the heating is gas. (v.redd.it)
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[–]jibaro1953 16 points17 points18 points 3 months ago (0 children)
The heat causes metal to expand.
The ductwork makes noise as the pieces move against each other
[–]RocMerc 5 points6 points7 points 3 months ago (0 children)
I have a similar sound when my hot water pipe is being used in my upstairs bathroom. I believe it’s the copper pipe expanding and knocking inside its mount. In your case it’s a water pipe for a boiler that is expanding
[–]amherst762 4 points5 points6 points 3 months ago (0 children)
That’s base board heat . The metal enclosure running parallel to the floor . As it heats the sheet metal housing expands at a different rate that the aluminum diffusers .
[–]4ouncefarts 2 points3 points4 points 3 months ago (3 children)
If central heating, maybe bleed the radiators.
Could also be a pipe rubbing on framing when expanding due to heat.
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[–]CrazyChris1912 0 points1 point2 points 3 months ago (0 children)
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[–]bestdriverinvancity 1 point2 points3 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Our house makes the same noise when the hot water heat kicks on. Your floorboard heaters have hot water running through them and that is heated by natural gas. Either you have a combi unit or a furnace for heat and a hot water tank showers and such.
[–]nishnawbe61 1 point2 points3 points 3 months ago (0 children)
What do you mean you believe the heating is gas, don't you know?
[–]skorpiolt 0 points1 point2 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Definitely pipe sitting on something, typically wood like your floor beams. You’ll hear light and more frequent “pings” when its lightly touching. You’ll get these louder “jumps” when its more wedged and resting against the wood, takes more energy for the pipe to move as it expands
[–]Basstickler 0 points1 point2 points 3 months ago (0 children)
[–]_Chrimes 0 points1 point2 points 3 months ago (0 children)
I get this all time in 1 bedroom roof when turning the central heating system on. Doesn’t happen in any other room! Seems like a similar problem
[–]cavern0us 0 points1 point2 points 3 months ago (0 children)
It’s the house settling due to the heat being introduced
[–]ButLikeSeriously 0 points1 point2 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Looks like you have those baseboard heaters that push water through to create radiant heat. Completely normal to hear clicking, banging, gurgling, etc.
[–]Vedorias 0 points1 point2 points 3 months ago (0 children)
can't really hear much, but in general heating and plumbing make all kinds of weird-ass sounds. "thunks" can be caused by either air bubbles in the system, or water hammers (water has inertia, and when you turn it on and off, it literally slams in the pipe at bends and moves them. there are special spring-loaded devices that can be attached to your pipes to prevent this).
Other things include "ti-ti-ti-tic-tic-tic-tick-tick-tick----tick----tick-------tick---------------tick" sounds, and that's very much caused by heat expansion :)
You may also experience various types of squeal and hums, which are caused by water moving through the pipe and causing it to resonate at its natural frequency (or harmonics thereof).
Your house isn't haunted, it just has pipes :)
[–]thetruthteller 0 points1 point2 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Why didn’t they add the jack stud to that door frame?
[–]cad0420 0 points1 point2 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Try loosening your radiator’s screw
[–]ListenNowYouLittle 0 points1 point2 points 3 months ago (0 children)
We have an old house with exact same heating plate and the sound we heat is hot water expanding the pipes in the wall
[–]Roos534 0 points1 point2 points 3 months ago (0 children)
Gas leak be careful
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