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Old 11-10-2014, 05:24 PM   #1
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Ceiling/Ductwork Cracking and Popping

Anybody else have this? It seems like it's getting worse, but I am sure it has something to do with it getting colder outside. When the heatpump turns off, and it's quiet, there is constant cracking and popping in the ceiling throughout the coach. I am sure it must be the ductwork or something. It sounds like small branches falling on the roof or birds walking around up there (no, I checked, that's not it)

Anybody else have this? I can't imagine there is a fix for it. Kind of a bummer, I must say. It's loud enough to wake me up at night.
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:27 PM   #2
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Probably heating and cooling noises of the surrounding materials...e specially if the duct work came loose...

why we leave 'something' running all night...

We take it OFF auto and have the fan running always or have a tower fan or tower heater or something, just to drown out the extraneous noises
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:37 PM   #3
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Thanks JB2. Yes, we keep the fan running too for the same reason. It also helps equalize the temps throughout the unit just like in summer as you know. So far we are very happy with the heat pumps (still only using one). Maybe after the "newness" wears off things will settle down a little. :-)
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:52 PM   #4
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Ya, my ductwork does that a lot. Once I figured out what it was it didn't bother me anymore. I get "jumpy" with anything that sounds like it is cracking .
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Well, that's a relief. Thanks :-) At first I thought the roofing material was separating from the top... Obviously it got my attention.
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:56 PM   #6
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Didn't someone report finding tape or something flapping in their duct work?
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:58 PM   #7
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Well, the "Kazoo" noise has returned in our #1 heat pump/AC. But it's NOT in the ductwork because it only does it when the actual UNIT is on, not when the air is on. So that is on our punch list for our next service appt. It's so loud that you really cannot even watch TV when it's running.
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hahahaha - that has to be you Theresa! Between "Kazoo" and "Whoop-de-doo" I think you need to write a new Redwood Dictionary! At least a common language for describing issues between the owner and service tech!
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Old 11-10-2014, 06:01 PM   #9
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Yep, you know it AA!! :-) I won't share some of my inappropriate ones...
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Old 11-10-2014, 06:11 PM   #10
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Have you removed the cover on the roof to see if anything could be hitting the fan?
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