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Rubbing noise in wall?

by Alexandre
posted 07-11-2012 01:02 AM

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#1 posted 07-11-2012 01:06 AM

Day – night? Where do you live…close to the woods.. Any critters around your place? Not enough info

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 07-11-2012 01:06 AM

Funny story – this guy i know was dating this girl i know, he oculdnt do anythign to please her, so he bought a cute fuzzy kitten. Cat goes missing. Shes pissed. Find cat in the wall cavity 3 days later, cat’s still alive to this day.

Could be any kind of random rodent, squirrel … good luck .. and WE WANT PICS lol.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#3 posted 07-11-2012 01:09 AM

Okay… I live in Guelph Ontario.
There is plenty of critters here, but as far as I’m concerned, it can’t be a mouse, as i think a mouse would make a more scratching noise.

-- My terrible signature...

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#4 posted 07-11-2012 01:15 AM

Zombies … definately Zombies.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#5 posted 07-11-2012 01:27 AM

that’s just silly, zombies aren’t real. it’s a chupacabra.

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#6 posted 07-11-2012 01:30 AM


if not, then the chupacabra, definitely.

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#7 posted 07-11-2012 01:30 AM

Mice, mote than likely.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#9 posted 07-11-2012 12:40 PM

I have had a cat, honey bee hive, chipmunks, squirrels, mice and bats in my walls. Anything is possible. Especially after the light winter as the chipmunk population has exploded.

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#10 posted 07-11-2012 02:11 PM

Not a GUMP. I trapped the last one this year and sent it to my ex wife.


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#11 posted 07-11-2012 02:18 PM

It could be a wire- electrical, cable TV. Cut a hole in the wall and have someone stick their hand inside to see what it is.

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#12 posted 07-11-2012 02:45 PM


-- ~the turtle

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#13 posted 07-11-2012 02:50 PM

Probably critters of some kind. Check your vent spaces (soffit vents, foundation vents, etc) for holes. Check where pipes, etc pass thru your foundation. Some critters are able to get thru some very small openings, and once they’re in your attic or under your house, they can get almost anywhere. Rats, mice and squirrels love to build nests in wall cavities.

-- Adversity doesn't build reveals it.

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#14 posted 07-11-2012 07:29 PM


-- Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance. --Kevin in Happy Valley

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#15 posted 07-11-2012 07:37 PM

You know the Previous owner Told you he got ‘divorced’

Well ?????

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#16 posted 07-11-2012 07:41 PM

Go buy one of those fiber optic camera things from home depot, drill a small hole in the drywall and stick the camera in. Should give you an idea of what it might be. Those cameras are handy for a lot of things if you are the DIY type. If not, you could always return it if it wasn’t useful.

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#17 posted 07-11-2012 08:02 PM

Ok gents, I may be crazy or just ignorant. We all ready know about the ignorant part.

It could be foundation slippage. If it’s been a very dry summer, those studs could be shifting.

For what it’s worth, I hope one of the more experienced Lumber Jocks can debunk my theory right away. Besides, being wrong is my favorite hobby.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#18 posted 07-11-2012 08:37 PM

This is why I avoid designing kitchens with a tall double oven cabinet in the corner.

True Story.
I had to go out to uninstall some cabinets because the ladies cat was walking on top and fell into the void space behind the corner double oven cabinet.
We had to make a dust cover to close it off so the lil’ fella wouldn’t repeat its performance.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#19 posted 07-11-2012 09:27 PM

There are some things I am happier not knowing. What is crawling around in my walls is one of those things.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#20 posted 07-11-2012 10:50 PM

Yeah….., a zombie.. Gotta purchase one of these:

-- My terrible signature...

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#21 posted 07-12-2012 12:22 AM

Cut a hole.

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