Help With Excessively Noisy Steam Pipes?

Help With Excessively Noisy Steam Pipes?

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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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