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ucruiser2001

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noisy neighborhood bar
« on: December 29, 2008, 05:02:08 PM »
 >:(  A LOUD bar/club has just been built next door to my home.  The managment has disconnected the sub woofers to the juke box but the bass is still THUMPING thru.  There is 50 feet between us with a wooden privacy fence at 25 feet.  (could the fence be acting as an amplifier and increasing the noise?) I have added blown in insulation to the entire house, as well as the attic and floors, and this did not help.  Their juke box sits within 3 inches of the wood paneled wall actually facing AWAY from my home, as do the external speakers. I have two double pane windows facing the bar.
Two questions:
1.  What can I do to my home (bedrooom) to lessen the BASS as it thumps till 3 in the morning?  At this point I will do ANYTHING.
2.  What can I suggest the bar owner do to lessen the noise?
P.S. No county noise ordinance and the owner will not turn it down voluntarily
Perhaps a combination of solutions will lessen or eliminate the 'thump' - 'thump'

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Re: noisy neighborhood bar
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2008, 12:46:04 AM »
Two questions:
1.  What can I do to my home (bedrooom) to lessen the BASS as it thumps till 3 in the morning?  At this point I will do ANYTHING.
2.  What can I suggest the bar owner do to lessen the noise?
P.S. No county noise ordinance and the owner will not turn it down voluntarily
Perhaps a combination of solutions will lessen or eliminate the 'thump' - 'thump'

To be honest,   Move would be my first recommendation! if this is not an option then it will require an intense remodeling job from both you and your neighbor. The real problem here is the low frequency and vibration your dealing with at such a close distance, by the time the sound wave gets to you it is as big as your house and will require lots of mass and decoupling to reduce this type of noise problem.
Give me a call at the office and we can discuss a few options that might get you a modest reduction.


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johnbergstromslc

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Re: noisy neighborhood bar
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2008, 05:52:19 PM »
I vote for moving as well.  Just make sure you show your house before the music gets started!!

Another option you might want to consider is renting your current house and moving to a new one.  If the city is letting bars open on your street, you're in an area that is commercially zoned, so someday a company might be interested in buying your house and tearing it down for their business.  You could get away from the noise, let the tenants pay your mortgage on your current house and maybe make a decent profit from the future sale...   

 

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