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    Default Re: Vibration in floor...boiler/water heater?

    I know it's guesswork, but with the description I've given, does it even remotely sound like something you'd deal with? Vibration, more at weekends, from 10pm - 2am, and again anytime from 4am - 9am, usually 5am. Ongoing. From the You Tube vids I've watched that isn't typical water hammer...though, as a lay person I wouldn't rule it out, but ongoing for those lengths of time, and why more at weekends....the only difference is that the neighbours are home more then.

    Before I get a plumber, will have to see if the neighbour is ok with it, as the plumber won't be checking out my flat (unless the vibration is happening then, but often isn't during daylight and early eve). Thanks for reading.

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    LOL, by the way I'm in Dorset...and seriously feeling ill and sleep deprived.

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    If it happens every day, I would try turning off your meter or internal stopcock for the flat for the night and see if this stops the noise?. If it does then would point towards it being your flat. Common problems would be stopcock washer/jumper or toilet float valve washer.

    I would see if turning your water off at night first cures it rather than pay for plumber to investigate a neighbours property which could be waste of time

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    Thanks for that. It was happening at a time when I had a leaky tap so I was routinely turning the stopcock off, and it was still happening, but I will give it another go. Also I guess that would be an easy thing to ask a neighbour to try one night...although they're up at four for work so I don't know if it will tell me much as they'll have it on again. But I will bear all this in mind, thanks.

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    At those times pressure in mains will be at its highest, if someone is using water elsewhere could cause water hammer in associated pipes.

    Good luck finding it.

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    Default Re: Vibration in floor...boiler/water heater?

    It does sound like water hammer.
    Sometimes a ball tap that's closing after filling a cistern could cause it ( On a WC or cold water tank possibly). Especially diaphragm types.
    The water pressure in the mains is higher at night so that might account for you hearing it more at night !
    The difficulty is that sound travels well through pipe work and if it's a block of flats, it could be anywhere.
    Is there a maintenance team/person ?
    Could you ask if there is any chance of them checking the flat next doors WC or the main cold water tanks if there are any.
    Ask your neighbour if he uses the water during the night !

    Sorry for waffling on, hope you sort it

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    Thanks Stoney Ground and Last Plumber - Last Plumber, don't apologise for waffling, it's helpful, this is driving me crazy, I don't feel like my home is my own anymore.

    I am talking to the council this week, I will tell them what 'theories' I have (thanks to the help here also) and look at the options as to what to do next, which will probably involve asking my neighbour for help with it again, whether he is using the water, whether the maintenance company can check the tanks, etc.....this week I'll look for more specific answers. I really hope I find something as it's been almost a year with very little sleep (on top of two bereavements and other family stress....and breathe.....thanks again)

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    where in Dorset are you I am there sporadically these days with work. If I can't help then I may be able to recommend somebody reliable to try and sort you out
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