Help With Excessively Noisy Steam Pipes?

Help With Excessively Noisy Steam Pipes?

Aaron Able
Dec 15, 2010

Steam heat makes my floor boards creak and bang excessively. Living in older New York City buildings I have gotten used to most of the sounds that come from the steam heat — the clinking, the hissing, etc…

But this new sound is much more like a very loud bang/thump and it happens to be in my bedroom (very disruptive to my sleep). After walking around the area for a bit, I can tell that it's coming from my floor boards being jostled around from the heat and if I step on them firmly enough the banging will stop for a little while. As you can see from the picture, the floor boards are not loose. Is there anything I can do?? The heat is coming out of the large white pipe, not the radiator. The radiator is completely off.

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