My girlfriend and I live in the Spring Mountains, and about an hour ago were sitting on the couch, in front of our wood stove reading news stories to
each other. Out of nowhere, there was this very large drilling sound. Not the sound of the drill itself, but a vibratory sound about 7 feet behind
the couch, in the kitchen.. She described it as if there was a drill bit hitting metal, I described it as a giant joy buzzer going off. We both had
the only phones in the house in our hands at the time.
This occurred for about 2 seconds, but it scared the bejesus out of both of us. We inspected everything we could think of, and have turned up
If anyone has any ideas, I'm interested to hear your theories.
Did you flush a toilet prior, or do you have a ice machine?
Water hammer makes hammer drill type sounds, if the straps on the pipes are loose at all, or the water system has pressure surges.
Added..also if you don't flush your water heater enough it does the same thing when calcium deposits build up.
I had a hammering, then explosion sound the other day from my heat-on-demand unit, turns out one of the 3 80 amp elements was fried. 80 amps was going
into the water when it ran. It would pop the beaker, vibrate and sound like a gun going off. Luckily I ground it well.
sound like this?
How close is it to the water heater?
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We actually have one of those heat on demand units. Going to check it out now. Thanks for the idea!
The video you showed isn't the sound we heard though. We heard something for about 2 seconds and that was it. And we hadn't used the plumbing for
some time. We had just been sitting here reading news articles to each other for at least 40 minutes prior to the sound.
I think the scale issue may be what we are dealing with.
Thank you for the heads up!
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