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Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. 19:28 - Jan 11 with 3322 viewsDanTheMan

So a few nights ago it sounded like the fire alarm was beeping. Even though the fire alarms are mains powered I replaced the batteries in both and the noise seemed to stop beeping after I tested the alarms.

Last night the beeping returned. Took the alarms off again thinking maybe one of them is faulty and the beeping continued. Sounds like it's coming from the hall but there is nothing else electric there other than a light. At around 3am it just stopped beeping.

Now it's started again so did the same thing, took the alarms and and stuck them in a completely different room to the sound. Turned the mains off and... Still bloody beeping. Checked the loft, moved the insulation and there's nothing there.

Any idea what the fook it could be before I get an emergency callout? I can't have another night's sleep with it going.

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Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 19:28 - Jan 11 with 1659 viewsSpruceMoose

It's definitely your place and not a neighbours?

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Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 19:30 - Jan 11 with 1649 viewsDanTheMan

Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 19:28 - Jan 11 by SpruceMoose

It's definitely your place and not a neighbours?


Wouldn't make sense as the hallway is in the middle of the house although at this point I'd believe anything.

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Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 19:32 - Jan 11 with 1625 viewsBluefish

Were you at the checkout when you heard it?

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Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 19:33 - Jan 11 with 1620 viewsyesjohn99

Carbon monoxide detector?
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Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 19:34 - Jan 11 with 1613 viewsJ2BLUE

Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 19:30 - Jan 11 by DanTheMan

Wouldn't make sense as the hallway is in the middle of the house although at this point I'd believe anything.


IS your loft in the hallway? Could it be Christmas decorations put back up there or something?

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Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 19:34 - Jan 11 with 1614 viewsSpruceMoose

Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 19:30 - Jan 11 by DanTheMan

Wouldn't make sense as the hallway is in the middle of the house although at this point I'd believe anything.


Anything unusual about your light fitting? I've seen lights with a back up battery function for night lights etc.

Sources of weird beeps in my house:

Faulty fridge door open alarm
Carbon Monoxide battery

Neither of those sound helpful though
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Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 19:35 - Jan 11 with 1607 viewsDanTheMan

Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 19:33 - Jan 11 by yesjohn99

Carbon monoxide detector?


Checked that, sounds like it's in the ceiling though which is what is baffling.

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Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 19:37 - Jan 11 with 1590 viewsSpruceMoose

Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 19:35 - Jan 11 by DanTheMan

Checked that, sounds like it's in the ceiling though which is what is baffling.


Sounds like a modern day Tell-Tale Heart to me.

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Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 19:47 - Jan 11 with 1536 viewsBloomBlue

It's your hearing, it's going
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Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 19:50 - Jan 11 with 1522 viewsdeliasplums

Have you got a new cooker hood? Ours beeps very gently when the filters need cleaning and can be hard to pinpoint.
Other possibilities: fridge - door not closing properly? Door bell (battery/ battery backup), burglar alarm (battery backup)

Edit. Sorry, just realised you said you’d turned the mains off and it continued so it must be a battery. Is there any chance there’s a sonic pest deterrent in the loft?
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It's 106 miles to Portman Road, we've got a full tank of gas, half a round of Port Salut, it's dark... and we're wearing blue tinted sunglasses.
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Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 19:51 - Jan 11 with 1515 viewsRamRob

Have any old smoke alarms in a drawer/cupboard somewhere?
Error on alarm panel (if you have one)

You could Turn mains power off to check if it's something battery powered or not, I had a extension cord at work that kept making a weird beeping sound

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Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 19:54 - Jan 11 with 1496 viewsSpruceMoose

Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 19:51 - Jan 11 by RamRob

Have any old smoke alarms in a drawer/cupboard somewhere?
Error on alarm panel (if you have one)

You could Turn mains power off to check if it's something battery powered or not, I had a extension cord at work that kept making a weird beeping sound


Heart Monitor?

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Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 19:55 - Jan 11 with 1495 viewsEwan_Oozami

Battery in your thermostat?

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Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 19:56 - Jan 11 with 1494 viewsSpruceMoose

Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 19:55 - Jan 11 by Ewan_Oozami

Battery in your thermostat?


A Micromachine Transit van reversing?

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Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 19:58 - Jan 11 with 1491 viewsGuthrum

It's definitely not the smoke alarms? A lot of the newer ones have fixed internal batteries, which cannot be changed (you have to replace the whole unit).

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Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 19:58 - Jan 11 with 1484 viewsSpruceMoose

Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 19:58 - Jan 11 by Guthrum

It's definitely not the smoke alarms? A lot of the newer ones have fixed internal batteries, which cannot be changed (you have to replace the whole unit).


Rip Off Britain in a safety device.

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Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 20:00 - Jan 11 with 1470 viewsGuthrum

Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 19:58 - Jan 11 by SpruceMoose

Rip Off Britain in a safety device.


TBF, they last a lot longer than the older ones.

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Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 20:01 - Jan 11 with 1474 viewsBanksterDebtSlave

Well here's one for any electricians out there.....visiting my mum at Christmas and turned on the light in my old man's ex study, it didn't come on so removed it, shook it like you do to see if it rattled, at which point it came on for about a second!😨
When I told my mum and brother about it they said the bulb has a habit of flashing on then off when you turn on the switch and then staying on when you switch it on again.......however lightbulbs coming on when disconnected from the electric supply was new to all of us!!
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Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 20:01 - Jan 11 with 1467 viewswitchdoctor

smart meter?
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Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 20:02 - Jan 11 with 1459 viewsPecker

I know this will sound daft and you are probably more capable than me, but have you pushed your battery holder firmly back in place. I didn't on ours once and didn't realise.

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Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 20:03 - Jan 11 with 1447 viewsSpruceMoose

Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 20:00 - Jan 11 by Guthrum

TBF, they last a lot longer than the older ones.


Well how am I supposed to flounce about that!?

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Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 20:04 - Jan 11 with 1442 viewsSpruceMoose

Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 20:01 - Jan 11 by BanksterDebtSlave

Well here's one for any electricians out there.....visiting my mum at Christmas and turned on the light in my old man's ex study, it didn't come on so removed it, shook it like you do to see if it rattled, at which point it came on for about a second!😨
When I told my mum and brother about it they said the bulb has a habit of flashing on then off when you turn on the switch and then staying on when you switch it on again.......however lightbulbs coming on when disconnected from the electric supply was new to all of us!!
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What a crap superhero origin story.

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Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 20:04 - Jan 11 with 1438 viewsgtsb

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Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 20:06 - Jan 11 with 1430 viewsKeno

had the battery run down on Mrs TheMan's 'toys'

that can make them beep (the toy not the Mrs)

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Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 20:07 - Jan 11 with 1422 viewsBanksterDebtSlave

Some advice on a mysterious beeping noise in my house. on 20:04 - Jan 11 by SpruceMoose

What a crap superhero origin story.


If only I could do it on demand.........I have always said that electrickery is 'white man's magic !'

Edit.....I need an electrician's explanation or will have to give consideration to communication from the after life!
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