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diaba

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Vibrations from neighbor's hot tub
« on: July 20, 2013, 07:26:19 PM »
 I live in a 3 bedroom house, my neighbor has a large hot tub about 15 feet from my bedroom. This causes a vibration noise and feeling thru-out most of the house, but is mostly a problem in the beds of the house. The noise is less of a problem than the vibration which I can feel thru the bed and causes vibrations non-stop in my body. This thing runs about 18 hrs a day, sometimes just filters/heat, other times agitation cycles, and they refuse to do anything about it.

I tried putting cardboard pieces under the legs of the bed which only made the vibrations stronger, and moving to a bedroom farther away which also made the vibrations stronger(why would that be? bedding materials?)

Would really like to get some sleep without my body vibrating. why do you recommend?

diaba

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Re: Vibrations from neighbor's hot tub
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2013, 06:38:41 PM »
me again, after reviewing some other posts it looks like some vibration pads might help. I have 6 wheels on my cal king bed frame. The wheels are 2 x 2 inches. Would 6, 2 x 2 vibration pads support a big bed? would it work better to get 12 and stack them on top of each other?

What about decreasing the surface area. Seems like with the pads the surface area would be the same, or even more if I got larger pads? Thanks for any help you can give me. Also why would the vibration be worse when I added the cardboard pieces( does it transmit sound better?)

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Re: Vibrations from neighbor's hot tub
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2013, 04:32:27 PM »
You need to get 6 of our 3" x 3" neoprene cork center vibration pads.
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jhbrandt

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Re: Vibrations from neighbor's hot tub
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2013, 09:56:20 AM »
Diaba,

+1 to what Randy told you..

My advice would be to ask your neighbor if they would call Randy. ;)

This sort of noise is best blocked at the source. - This may also be a code issue if the nuisance continues. There are regulations for installing hot tubs in 'shared' buildings, etc. If it is still a problem, you may need to go this route. But it's just much easier to kindly ask them to put the compressor on decoupling isolators.

Cheers,
John

wriggley74

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Re: Vibrations from neighbor's hot tub
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2014, 02:15:26 PM »
Hello, did you manage to get this sorted out and stop the vibration? my parents have been suffering from the same problem for over three years now, the house is constantly vibrating and making them feel that ill that they have to go out all the time, any advice would be grate.