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Roof and wall straps and knocking noise in house

Postby fisjon » Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:44 am

Hi guys,
For the last 8 years or so my house has been knocking in the night and I have not had a decent nights sleep. I have replaced floorboards with flooring panels and cushioned every pipe in the house which has made a great improvement. Changed the fridge, the bed, ripped out the bath and put a new one in just to get to the pipes under the bathroom floor. But the knocking noise is still there, 1.30, 3.34, 5.50 etc, a series of knocks sometimes culminating with a clang or bump when it all stops.
Been in the attic where everything seems in order except I have noted that the roof and wall straps are just tacked on, or to put it another way not fitted tightly. Should I bang the nails in tight?
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Postby Sazav » Tue May 18, 2021 3:35 pm

Hi fisjon
Most likely this is due to the fact that they are not tightly fastened. Better to bang the nails in tight.
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