Beeping from attic
We recently moved into a used house and a few months ago noticed a high
pitched beeping sound which seemed to originate from a particular
location of the ceiling in the hallway. This beeping sound continued
for several hours, until finally it started to gradually become quieter
and quieter, until after an additional hour or two the sound faded
away... as if a battery had been depleted.
We haven't yet entered the attic, as the barely human-sized access hole
in our closet isn't very inviting.
Can anyone offer any theories as to what the source of sound could have
been? ...how about advice on climbing into the attic?
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Either a smoke detector batty that needs replacing. or a Roadrunner (beep
beep) dying a slow death.
Access is often through a trap door in the top of a closet. Careful where
you stand if the floor is not finished so you don't go through.
if your a homeowner suck it up and take a look, not only may it be nice
storage space but things other than beeping may be occuring:( roof
who knows maybe a previous resident left gold bars up there?
cant hurt to take a look? and dream
Chuckle. When I sold my grandparent's house, which we had been using as
a rental after my grandmother passed away, I told the people I was
showing it to that the stacks of Life magazines in ass end of shallow
attic, and the chest freezer in basement (that I had damn near killed
myself putting down there when my mother moved in to take care of
grandmother in her final years) went with the place. As far as I know,
both are still right where I left them.
I know someone who bought a home and found 25 thousand buried in
insulation during a later repair, after a roof leak.
the cash paid for a new roof, they didnt report it to the IRS since
that would of made it taxable.
the previous owners family was all dead, so no one to inherit the
money. their purchase money went to pay taxes and to the state since
the previous owner left no will.
so start looking you never know!
Yep, I had a beep that drove me nuts trying to find it in the
basement. Wife finally found it buried in a trash can. A smoke alarm
I had replaced and thrown away a year before without puilling the
Seriously, I think you will get more enjoyment out of the wild
speculation of what produced the beeping noise, than you would from
actually knowing. I think you should leave it alone and hope it
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