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Pipes in the wall rattle *because of steam*
Hi all --
I just moved into a new apartment in San Francisco, the building was built in 1910 and uses a steam boiler.
After I signed my lease and slept in the bedroom for the first time I noticed a clicking sound in the wall that has been going on and off every day. It starts at 7 PM and ends around 10 AM.
The super brought in a plumber/ the contractor who does our radiators and he told me there is no fix to the non stop clicking noises because it is an old building. The radiators in my apartment are all off but the sound is from the steam that is running through the pipes when the boiler is turned on.
Is there actually nothing that be done about this sound? He said most likely the steam is causing the pipes to expand and the clicking sound is from the pipe hitting the wood. They also said they are not going to tear down the drywall to fix this...
If there is no plumbing solution to this, how have other people dealt with the noise? Is there something I can put up on the wall that is clicking to lessen the sound? Soundproof blankets perhaps?