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Can anyone else hear The Humming, a persistent, low-frequency noise that i can hear all day but louder at night when all is quiet .. Seems to virate through the walls and can hear in all rooms .. Turned off the power in my flat so it not any of my electrics .. Had housing officer out who heard it but done nothing ! Its driving me up the wall .. Theres not only me that hears it so can my partner .. But tge people in downstairs flat say they cant hear anything .. Just wondwred anyone else is being kept awake by it ?

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Laid awake in S6 near the stadium as all I can hear is a soft humming noise. It sounds like a fan or an electrical appliance with a fan. Stuck my head out of the bedroom window and it's definitely just in the air in S6 and really loud. Any ideas?

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No not really are there any factories or work units bakery's near you ?

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Well yes it's Hillsborough but I've never heard this in 2 years of living here!

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Have a chat with neighbors etc someone may know something,the thing is once you've heard it and it's in your head it's bye bye sleep.

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Yes first post clearly says in the house your noise is coming from out side,mod mistake maybe ?

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Have a chat with neighbors etc someone may know something,the thing is once you've heard it and it's in your head it's bye bye sleep.

 

Yep - every half an hour. Sounded like a big fan outside...

 

This doesn't really fit in this thread now :(

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If it can be established that the frequency is 50hz or more likely its second harmonic at 100hz then it almost certainly originates from the mains supply network. Tracing the source wouldn't be easy as these frequencies tend to be (as mentioned before) omni-directional.

 

You are probably familiar with the hum given off from small transformers, this is due to the mains frequency vibrating the core at 50/100hz.

 

Possible sources are substations, pylons/power lines, smaller substations for factories/shops, or even the underground power cable network.

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If it can be established that the frequency is 50hz or more likely its second harmonic at 100hz then it almost certainly originates from the mains supply network. Tracing the source wouldn't be easy as these frequencies tend to be (as mentioned before) omni-directional.

 

You are probably familiar with the hum given off from small transformers, this is due to the mains frequency vibrating the core at 50/100hz.

 

Possible sources are substations, pylons/power lines, smaller substations for factories/shops, or even the underground power cable network.

 

Thanks. It was intermittent, every 30 minutes it was constant and then stopped for 30 mins (just as I drifted back off!!!) Very annoying. It was so loud outside but from bed it sounded like someone a few doors away had a hairdryer going.

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If you live anywhere near Holme Lane I had this problem a few years ago and it turned out to be that factory next to Supertram terminus. Environmental Health came out and the factory swore they turned machinery fan off at night time and weekends but they often didn't. Environmental Health made them put a box round it but it didn't improve the hum much:(

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