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Humphrey10
Old 24-07-2012, 7:14 PM
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About 10 mins ago, I heard a very loud popping noise, it sounded like it came from inside the house. I have been through every room and can't see anything that looks like it's just exploded, there was only one light on and it's still on so it wasn't that bulb (plus it was louder than that), all the sockets that were turned on look normal and none of them feel hot, and nothing in the bathroom (eg deodorant cans) looks exploded.

Anyone got any ideas what could cause a noise like that? Is there anything else electrical I should be checking to make sure it's safe in case it was something electrical exploding?
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Old 24-07-2012, 7:41 PM
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It could be an electrical transformer like a charger. If there's no smoke and no circuit has tripped then its probably dead and you'll discover it when you next try to use that appliance.
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Old 24-07-2012, 9:19 PM
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I'll check any chargers that were turned on at the time, thanks for the suggestion, I didn't think of that.
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Old 24-07-2012, 9:43 PM
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Might just be the heat causing the house to expand in various places - this can cause some very loud bangs as the joints rub against each other. Our house is really bad for this and unfortunately seems to be worse at night as it cools down.
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Old 24-07-2012, 9:46 PM
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As the above poster said, it's likely to be an expanding/contracting noise. Tins are very good for this.
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Old 24-07-2012, 9:49 PM
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Not got any cans of pop in the freezer have you.
I put one in a few week ago to get cold quick and forgot about it.
Then BANG,it exploded. Ha ha.
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Old 24-07-2012, 10:43 PM
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I heard a loud bang a few bays back, couldn't find anything after a search of the house. Found it next morning, the (suction pad) soap dish had fallen off the shower wall
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Wood contracting as the evening cools off
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Old 24-07-2012, 11:01 PM
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Anyone got any ideas what could cause a noise like that?
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Might just be the heat causing the house to expand in various places - this can cause some very loud bangs as the joints rub against each other. Our house is really bad for this and unfortunately seems to be worse at night as it cools down.

I am glad you said that - it sounds like someone is upstairs on my 3rd floor of townhouse tonight and I have just checked and they are not - its making really loud noises tonight!! its sooooo hot upstairs on top floor tonight too.
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Old 25-07-2012, 9:42 AM
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I heard a loud bang a few bays back, couldn't find anything after a search of the house. Found it next morning, the (suction pad) soap dish had fallen off the shower wall

Any tremble in the building can cause a fall.I'm glad that you found it.Otherwise some people would think there is a supernatural phenomenon in your house.
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Old 25-07-2012, 1:21 PM
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We had this some time ago - a cork had gone pop on a bottle of wine!
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Old 25-07-2012, 1:29 PM
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I had that 3 times today already, and yesterday, and the day before and..............................; )
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Old 25-07-2012, 1:29 PM
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I heard a bang one evening. I think a bird had flown into a window, at an angle, as there was what could be feather oils on the window, not sure though, but it does happen.
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Old 25-07-2012, 2:15 PM
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Plastic guttering contracting as the temperature dropped? Can make quite a noise if it feels like it.

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Old 26-07-2012, 12:08 AM
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I've still not found anything that could have made the noise. My only guess is a bird flying into a window or a car backfiring, though it didn't much sound like either of those.
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Old 26-07-2012, 1:23 AM
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Folks, your houses are haunted, but the Bluesnake Excorsist Ltd have the answer for £100 a visit - travel not included.

We exorcise spirits, and exercise wallets.

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Old 31-07-2012, 11:30 AM
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Last week I heard a popping sound and all the electricity tripped. It was the washing machine power switch on the kitchen wall and I had to change the fuse in the plug then untrip the electrics in the fuse box under the stairs.
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Old 31-07-2012, 12:15 PM
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have you got any energy effect light bulbs ??
ive noticed theses make a rather odd pooping crackling noise not long before they are about to give up!
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