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Every night at i am woken up from a "vibrating" noise.But how can i pinpoint where its coming from?

I think its the refinery close to my house but connot prove it.help

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I read your comments to LucyNJersey. Clearly if it's coming from the ground and can not be heard at all when you are no longer in bed then of course it's most likely the refinery and the vibrations it causes are bouncing off the ground onto your bed and into your ears. I'm sure you feel it just as much as you hear it, same as you would feel the vibrations from a train going by on train tracks miles away.

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TY It only happens at three and no more than thirty minutes.do you think I should talk to them?maybe they can change the shedule. Or is it more adviseable to get a lawyer and have them talk to them?
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That's a tough one because unfortunately even though it's a nuisance to have hear/feel especially late at night while your trying to sleep, and I understand that completely. I really don't think much can be done to put an end to it considering it's a factory that's producing something, whether it be oil, petroleum, diesel fuel, it would have to stay operating on it's schedule. I would first try to get your bed lifted off the ground some so that there's no direct vibrations being emitted from the ground into the beds structure. I don't know what type of bed and flooring you have but if you can cushion the floor underneath the bed by putting down a rug it could help to absorb the vibration. Also, make sure your bed isn't flush against the wall, vibrations could be hitting it that way too. I hope somehow the issue can be resolved so you can have peaceful night's.
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To pinpoint where this noise is coming from, you need to wake up immediately when you the noise and listen to it. Put your ears in all the directions that you think the noise might be coming from and be keen so as to pinpoint the exact location from which the vibrating noise is coming from.

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Its coming from the ground doofus
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cannot be heard at all when Im out of bed
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Lol name should ve looney lucy lol
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@SteveBBrook and superglide79
She tries to be helpful and answer your vaguely worded question and you call her "doofus" and "looney"??
That's harsh and rude.
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Next time, please be more polite to people who take the time to try and help you.
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mind your buisness
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Ill be a monkeys uncle I cant erase anything.not like FB
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Yep, it kinda makes your rudeness more obvious to all when it's permanent, doesn't it?
-- And is somebody is being rude and insulting someone who doesn't deserve such treatment -- yes, it is my business to speak up.
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Hey stevebbrooks stop messing with my buddie chouetteraccoon, she's the good one you're not, it seems like you're the "doofus" who can't accept help, who didn't even write its coming from the ground so shut your face...
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Consider asking a neighbor or two if they experience the vibration, too.

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Mandy, Lucy, and Sea_Trish already covered the question. Proving the source further would take triangulation with other locations that get the same vibration.
If you want to stop getting awakened by the noise, I suggest you buy some thick soft-rubber casters at the hardware store and put them under the legs of your bed. If you get the right kind, they'll absorb the vibrations and not transfer it up into the bed. (And, of course, make sure the bed frame isn't touching the wall or any uncastered bedside tables.)

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Very well said. :-) I didn't see your answer until after I had commented back to him. Great minds think alike.
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Yep, so true! :D
Your rug suggestion was a very good one, too.
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Don't you just love it when guys need help from us with handyman-type problems? So cute. *grin*
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Thank you. :-) I know what you mean, what would they do without us. :-D
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Thank you but I sleep on a waterbed.There is no putting casters under that.And yes I know I could always buy a regular bed but if you ask anyone whos owned a waterbed-once you regularly sleep in one you cannot go back!but signal triangulation is a great idea.It only happens between 2 and 4AMso I dont think there supposed to be doing it.
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Ah, ok, I see what you mean.
I guess it will depend on local ordinances whether you have a valid objection or not. Good luck.
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You could invest in a "vibration buffer" heavy duty pad, the kind used under heavy machinery. They are sold online, but given the weight for shipping you're better off looking at local suppliers.
-- If all else fails, look on the bright side: a motor attachment for waterbed to -create- a vibrating massage effect will cost some money.
... You're getting it for free! ;)
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I read your comments it's probably on your phone

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Yes yes your right I am so stupid I am hearing vibrations for weeks now at the wee hours in the morning have never checked my phone.your a freakin genious.orry i havent had coffee yet
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Amber you should win the Pulitzer Prize for your insightful answer!
Five Stars --
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Guys she was just trying to help, god, just leave her alone, OR you could have said that wasn't it politely and thanked her for trying...
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