Dripping noise

Discussion in 'UK DIY' started by John, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. John

    John Guest

    Since we started using the central heating again a couple of weeks ago, when
    the heating is on I can hear a dripping noise when sat in the lounge. The
    noise appears to be coming from the ceiling, probably where central heating
    pipes run. So far there is no water mark on the ceiling and I can't feel
    anything damp but the dripping noise can be quite rapid at times and then
    slow down for a while.

    Is it likely to be a leak or could it just be expansion?

    Thanks

    John
    John, Oct 7, 2007
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  2. John

    Ageless Guest

    "John" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Since we started using the central heating again a couple of weeks ago,
    > when the heating is on I can hear a dripping noise when sat in the lounge.
    > The noise appears to be coming from the ceiling, probably where central
    > heating pipes run. So far there is no water mark on the ceiling and I
    > can't feel anything damp but the dripping noise can be quite rapid at
    > times and then slow down for a while.
    >
    > Is it likely to be a leak or could it just be expansion?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > John


    could it be a pipe expanding - they often make a ticking like noise as they
    stick/slip in a slot - does it start after the pump stars running - there
    should be water in the pipe all the time so it should leak all the time not
    just when the pump is running ??
    Ageless, Oct 7, 2007
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  3. John

    Don Guest

    "John" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Since we started using the central heating again a couple of weeks ago,
    > when the heating is on I can hear a dripping noise when sat in the lounge.
    > The noise appears to be coming from the ceiling, probably where central
    > heating pipes run. So far there is no water mark on the ceiling and I
    > can't feel anything damp but the dripping noise can be quite rapid at
    > times and then slow down for a while.
    >
    > Is it likely to be a leak or could it just be expansion?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > John
    >

    That's what happens when things heat up and expand! Nothing to be concerned
    about unless you notice a mark on the cieling - then get the lifeboat ready.
    I have an electrically operated valve on one pipe and it bangs shut which is
    quite alarming.
    Don, Oct 7, 2007
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  4. John

    John Guest

    "Don" <> wrote in message
    news:47095283$...
    >
    > "John" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Since we started using the central heating again a couple of weeks ago,
    >> when the heating is on I can hear a dripping noise when sat in the
    >> lounge. The noise appears to be coming from the ceiling, probably where
    >> central heating pipes run. So far there is no water mark on the ceiling
    >> and I can't feel anything damp but the dripping noise can be quite rapid
    >> at times and then slow down for a while.
    >>
    >> Is it likely to be a leak or could it just be expansion?
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >> John
    >>

    > That's what happens when things heat up and expand! Nothing to be
    > concerned about unless you notice a mark on the cieling - then get the
    > lifeboat ready. I have an electrically operated valve on one pipe and it
    > bangs shut which is quite alarming.
    >
    >

    Mine can sound like someone creeping about upstairs.
    John, Oct 7, 2007
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  5. John

    geoff Guest

    In message <47095283$>, Don
    <> writes
    >
    >"John" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >> Since we started using the central heating again a couple of weeks ago,
    >> when the heating is on I can hear a dripping noise when sat in the lounge.
    >> The noise appears to be coming from the ceiling, probably where central
    >> heating pipes run. So far there is no water mark on the ceiling and I
    >> can't feel anything damp but the dripping noise can be quite rapid at
    >> times and then slow down for a while.
    >>
    >> Is it likely to be a leak or could it just be expansion?
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >> John
    >>

    >That's what happens when things heat up and expand! Nothing to be concerned
    >about unless you notice a mark on the cieling -



    "i" before "e" except after "c"

    --
    geoff
    geoff, Oct 8, 2007
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  6. John

    Chas Guest

    On 8 Oct, 00:12, geoff <> wrote:
    > In message <47095283$>, Don
    > <> writes
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > >"John" <> wrote in message
    > >news:...
    > >> Since we started using the central heating again a couple of weeks ago,
    > >> when the heating is on I can hear a dripping noise when sat in the lounge.
    > >> The noise appears to be coming from the ceiling, probably where central
    > >> heating pipes run. So far there is no water mark on the ceiling and I
    > >> can't feel anything damp but the dripping noise can be quite rapid at
    > >> times and then slow down for a while.

    >
    > >> Is it likely to be a leak or could it just be expansion?

    >
    > >> Thanks

    >
    > >> John

    >
    > >That's what happens when things heat up and expand! Nothing to be concerned
    > >about unless you notice a mark on the cieling -

    >
    > "i" before "e" except after "c"
    >
    > --
    > geoff- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    What a ****!! Get a life you fuken losier
    Chas, Oct 8, 2007
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  7. John

    geoff Guest

    In message <febqgk$m1i$>, "dennis@home"
    <-ass.net> writes
    >
    >"geoff" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >
    >>>That's what happens when things heat up and expand! Nothing to be
    >>>concerned
    >>>about unless you notice a mark on the cieling -

    >>
    >>
    >> "i" before "e" except after "c"

    >
    >What a weird comment. I suppose you had seize the moment from a great
    >height to give weight to that.
    >

    Well, it's something that is so ingrained that I don't see how anyone
    can get it wrong, unless they are a total retard

    It's such a basic rule of English

    So you can **** off too, window licker

    --
    geoff
    geoff, Oct 8, 2007
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  8. John

    geoff Guest

    In message <>, Chas
    <> writes
    >> >That's what happens when things heat up and expand! Nothing to be concerned
    >> >about unless you notice a mark on the cieling -

    >>
    >> "i" before "e" except after "c"
    >>
    >> --
    >> geoff- Hide quoted text -
    >>
    >> - Show quoted text -

    >
    >What a ****!! Get a life you fuken losier
    >

    Fucking hell - this loser can't even spell loser

    and chas - you may be a loser, I'm not

    --
    geoff
    geoff, Oct 8, 2007
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  9. John

    Paul Kelly Guest

    >>> Since we started using the central heating again a couple of weeks
    >>>ago, when
    >>> the heating is on I can hear a dripping noise when sat in the lounge. The
    >>> noise appears to be coming from the ceiling, probably where central heating
    >>> pipes run. So far there is no water mark on the ceiling and I can't feel
    >>> anything damp but the dripping noise can be quite rapid at times and then
    >>> slow down for a while.
    >>>
    >>> Is it likely to be a leak or could it just be expansion?

    >


    Most likely to be expansion as others have explained.

    Once pulled the place apart for a moth fluttering behind a large mirror.

    The problem was that I was worried that loft tank was overflowing -
    won't go into complicated reasons why I thought this might be the case
    but the important lesson is that your brain interprets what you think
    you fear as what you are hearing - the fact that there was no water and
    the noise was intermittent did not figure as I KNEW what is was.

    Of course a moth fluttering its last does not sound like an overflow and
    now if I hear that noise my brain tells me it is a moth so I will miss
    the overflow if it happens.

    http://www.diynot.com/pages/pl/pl034.php#a1

    No matter how careful the installer is, creaks seem likely at some time.
    My best successes seems to have been with the saddle type of clips with
    a plastic saddle that you push the pipe into. In your case you might
    decide to live with it or when you can get access try something - start
    with slackening off a little repeat little any screws holding metal pipe
    clips. Don't fasten back the floor boards until you are sure you have
    got it fixed as you are very likely to want to go back to it.

    Most creaks seem to occur where there is a right angle bend and/or
    restricted space.


    Here in an old cottage I am pleased the mice no longer squeal with the
    heat as the pipes warm up.


    --
    PK
    Remove the xtra y from my name in the email address if replying
    Paul Kelly, Oct 8, 2007
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  10. geoff wrote:
    > In message <febqgk$m1i$>, "dennis@home"
    > <-ass.net> writes
    >>
    >> "geoff" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>
    >>>> That's what happens when things heat up and expand! Nothing to be
    >>>> concerned
    >>>> about unless you notice a mark on the cieling -
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "i" before "e" except after "c"

    >>
    >> What a weird comment. I suppose you had seize the moment from a great
    >> height to give weight to that.
    >>

    > Well, it's something that is so ingrained that I don't see how anyone
    > can get it wrong, unless they are a total retard
    >


    You are wEIrd.
    May your dEIty never rEIncarnate you.

    He who rEIns in hell will glue your balls with casEIn glue for that.

    I bet you gome from tEIgnmouth.


    > It's such a basic rule of English
    >


    Yup. Seeabove.

    > So you can **** off too, window licker
    >



    Up yours with a ball pEIgn hammer.

    Its I before E except after C, *when the sound that is heard sounds like
    the sea.*

    Twat.
    The Natural Philosopher, Oct 8, 2007
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  11. John

    Mary Fisher Guest

    "Paul Kelly" <> wrote in message

    ....
    >
    > No matter how careful the installer is, creaks seem likely at some time.


    When Spouse installed our - back in the early 1980s, he drilled holes
    through the joists to atke the pipes which were going the 'wtong' way. He
    also tried to save a bit of work by using a length of pipe which was short
    enough to make it tight.

    The creaking disturbed my sleep so much that I was distressed. He lifted the
    boards, added a small piece of pipe and the creaking stopped.

    > ... Don't fasten back the floor boards until you are sure you have got it
    > fixed as you are very likely to want to go back to it.


    Good advice.
    >
    > Most creaks seem to occur where there is a right angle bend and/or
    > restricted space.


    True.
    >
    >
    > Here in an old cottage I am pleased the mice no longer squeal with the
    > heat as the pipes warm up.


    They learn quickly :)

    Mary
    Mary Fisher, Oct 8, 2007
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  12. John

    Guest

    Thus spake geoff () unto the assembled multitudes:

    >>That's what happens when things heat up and expand! Nothing to be concerned
    >>about unless you notice a mark on the cieling -


    > "i" before "e" except after "c"


    What, as in "freight", "height", "weird" and "weight"?

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    Andy Clews
    University of Sussex
    *** Remove DENTURES if replying by email ***
    , Oct 8, 2007
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  13. John

    Mary Fisher Guest

    <> wrote in message
    news:fecrib$dvq$...
    > Thus spake geoff () unto the assembled multitudes:
    >
    >>>That's what happens when things heat up and expand! Nothing to be
    >>>concerned
    >>>about unless you notice a mark on the cieling -

    >
    >> "i" before "e" except after "c"

    >
    > What, as in "freight", "height", "weird" and "weight"?


    Everyone's forgetting what's probably the most commonly used exception -
    'their'.

    Mary
    Mary Fisher, Oct 8, 2007
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  14. John

    John Guest

    Stop it - it might just have been a bit of keyboard trouble.
    >
    John, Oct 8, 2007
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  15. John

    Mary Fisher Guest

    "John" <> wrote in message
    news:CHmOi.7057$...
    >
    > Stop it - it might just have been a bit of keyboard trouble.
    >>

    >

    Don't tell me to stop it, I didn't point out the original solecism, just
    adding to the lexicon of exceptions.

    Mary
    Mary Fisher, Oct 8, 2007
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  16. John

    RobertL Guest

    On Oct 8, 12:12 am, geoff <> wrote:
    > In message <47095283$>, Don
    > <> writes
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > >"John" <> wrote in message
    > >news:...
    > >> Since we started using the central heating again a couple of weeks ago,
    > >> when the heating is on I can hear a dripping noise when sat in the lounge.
    > >> The noise appears to be coming from the ceiling, probably where central
    > >> heating pipes run. So far there is no water mark on the ceiling and I
    > >> can't feel anything damp but the dripping noise can be quite rapid at
    > >> times and then slow down for a while.

    >
    > >> Is it likely to be a leak or could it just be expansion?

    >
    > >> Thanks

    >
    > >> John

    >
    > >That's what happens when things heat up and expand! Nothing to be concerned
    > >about unless you notice a mark on the cieling -

    >
    > "i" before "e" except after "c"


    Prescient veiled neighbour seizes eight heinous ancient weighty
    sciences.


    Robert
    RobertL, Oct 8, 2007
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  17. John

    Mary Fisher Guest

    "RobertL" <> wrote in message
    >>
    >> "i" before "e" except after "c"

    >
    > Prescient veiled neighbour seizes eight heinous ancient weighty
    > sciences.


    Did you make that up all by yourself?

    Mary
    >
    >
    > Robert
    >
    Mary Fisher, Oct 8, 2007
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  18. John

    Bob Mannix Guest

    "The Natural Philosopher" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > geoff wrote:
    >> In message <febqgk$m1i$>, "dennis@home"
    >> <-ass.net> writes
    >>>
    >>> "geoff" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>
    >>>>> That's what happens when things heat up and expand! Nothing to be
    >>>>> concerned
    >>>>> about unless you notice a mark on the cieling -
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "i" before "e" except after "c"
    >>>
    >>> What a weird comment. I suppose you had seize the moment from a great
    >>> height to give weight to that.
    >>>

    >> Well, it's something that is so ingrained that I don't see how anyone can
    >> get it wrong, unless they are a total retard
    >>

    >
    > You are wEIrd.
    > May your dEIty never rEIncarnate you.
    >
    > He who rEIns in hell will glue your balls with casEIn glue for that.
    >


    I do believe you mean "reigns" but the sentiment stands :eek:)


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    Bob Mannix, Oct 8, 2007
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  19. John

    Andy Hall Guest

    On 2007-10-08 12:18:19 +0100, "Bob Mannix" <> said:

    >
    > "The Natural Philosopher" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> geoff wrote:
    >>> In message <febqgk$m1i$>, "dennis@home"
    >>> <-ass.net> writes
    >>>>
    >>>> "geoff" <> wrote in message
    >>>> news:...
    >>>>
    >>>>>> That's what happens when things heat up and expand! Nothing to be
    >>>>>> concerned
    >>>>>> about unless you notice a mark on the cieling -
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "i" before "e" except after "c"
    >>>>
    >>>> What a weird comment. I suppose you had seize the moment from a great
    >>>> height to give weight to that.
    >>>>
    >>> Well, it's something that is so ingrained that I don't see how anyone can
    >>> get it wrong, unless they are a total retard
    >>>

    >>
    >> You are wEIrd.
    >> May your dEIty never rEIncarnate you.
    >>
    >> He who rEIns in hell will glue your balls with casEIn glue for that.
    >>

    >
    > I do believe you mean "reigns" but the sentiment stands :eek:)


    No it could be what he said but might be a bit more challenging....
    Andy Hall, Oct 8, 2007
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  20. John

    geoff Guest

    In message <>, Dave
    Liquorice <> writes
    >On Sun, 07 Oct 2007 23:12:16 GMT, geoff wrote:
    >
    >> "i" before "e" except after "c"

    >
    >Haven't we just gone through this and the exceptions to this "rule", or
    >was it in another group?
    >
    >There ought to be far more important things in your life to worry about
    >than the spelling in a newsgroup.
    >

    I'm in pedant mode

    --
    geoff
    geoff, Oct 8, 2007
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