Why is my wall buzzing?
September 25, 2004 10:48 AM Subscribe
The Tell-Tale Buzz, or: This Wall, It Vibrates? For the last several weeks (nearly a month now), a buzzing/vibrating noise has been coming from the wall between my apartment and the next one, driving both me and my neighbor crazy. What on earth could be causing this? (more inside -- literally)
posted by Zonker to Home & Garden (14 answers total)
The noise repeats every 5-10 seconds or so, and sounds like something mechanical inside the wall is shaking loose or vibrating against something. It can't be the building settling; it would have collapsed by now if that was the cause.
It's not related to air conditioning, it happens even when both apartments have their AC off. It doesn't seem to be related to plumbing, but I'm running out of candidates for things that might be in there and subject to moving around, so maybe it is? Perhaps the strangest thing is that I can't feel it through the wall, even though my neighbor and I can both hear it (very) clearly. Will we have to open up the walls and look inside? What could this be?