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Good evening, and welcome to the Technical section in JustAnswer. My name is ***** ***** I will help you today. There's no time pressure on this topic - it will stay open to you for many days, and you can reply at any time. I will be away from my desk sometimes, but will respond as soon as I can.Please could you remind me of the original topic, or post a link to it?
Can I just check that you're not the only person to have heard this noise?
You mentioned the water pump before, but you've heard the noise when the pump isn't running. Or are you asking about a different water pump?
Please don't take this the wrong way, but you seem to be obsessing about a pump.If you know of a pump somewhere that you haven't told me about, please do tell me. I can't give an opinion on something that might or might not exist. The fact that you've turned off the electrical supply for a whole night should mean that nothing in the house had any power.I'm inclined to think that there is some vibration outside the house, that's resonating in your pipework. I don't know why it would be yours and not a neighbour's. For example, if there's a gas distribution station close to where you live, it's faintly possible that vibration could enter the house via your gas pipe. Another possibility - your house is at an point of inflection of a standing wave arising from some local industry, or someone else air conditioning fan or compressor motor.Have you involved your local Environmental Health department in this yet?
Don't listen to people who are incapable of using a fault-finding process - they are fond of telling sufferers of this kind of thing that they are hearing "The Hum". The Hum is like The Bermuda Triangle - there's nothing special about the incidence of disappeared ships and planes in a large area of ocean - the rate of loss is not significantly different in proportion to any other area of any other ocean. Similarly, there are real noises that can resonate for different people in different ways, and on top of that reality is an unhelpful mythology propagated by people who like myths.It would be interesting to know the effect of using Climatube on every accessible section of gas pipe. It's very cheap to buy and really easy to fit.
Good morning!Whether or not the local EH department can help is a question that you need to put to them.