Author Topic: Common Wall Noise, need help  (Read 4008 times)

Becky

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Common Wall Noise, need help
« on: March 16, 2003, 05:24:08 PM »
This is my third post on this board in a matter of several months. Please we need a response ASAP, so we know what to do.
We bought a townhouse and Our neighbors have surround sound in their master bedroom, so everytime they watch it our bedroom sounds like a movie theatre and the noise travels to our sons room and down our wall into our living room. The walls are apparently so thin, because we can even hear the guy cough all the time.
We need to do something soon as it is terrible for all of us, we always feel like we have to leave the comfort of our own home because of them.


Becky

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Re: Common Wall Noise, need help
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2003, 07:29:16 PM »
: This is my third post on this board in a matter of several months. Please we need a response ASAP, so we know what to do.
:  We bought a townhouse and Our neighbors have surround sound in their master bedroom, so everytime they watch it our bedroom sounds like a movie theatre and the noise travels to our sons room and down our wall into our living room. The walls are apparently so thin, because we can even hear the guy cough all the time.
:  We need to do something soon as it is terrible for all of us, we always feel like we have to leave the comfort of our own home because of them.
We want to know if it is possible to do something without taking down the wall.



Jtech

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Re: Common Wall Noise, need help
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2003, 11:15:58 PM »
Hi Becky, First things first, you need to talk to your neighbor. This is a problem in which you are the victim. It is the civil responsibility of your neighbor to do something about the noise pollution, not yours. In many instances, the main culprit in this problem is a naive person who doesnt realize the effects their stereo is having on their neighbors.
The main offender of surround sound systems is the subwooofer. You will be hard pressed to negate these subsonic low frequencies with any conventional means if the sub is in fact sitting on his/her floor. You need to :
1. Politely discuss your concerns with the offender. Make them understand that you want them to enjoy themselves but not at the expense of causing trouble and tension with neighbors.
2. Many times just by having the Sub turned off, the situation becomes much more bearable. You can present this as a possible solution. If not, there are isolation platforms available for subs which minimize the surface area of contact between subs and the floor that will can drastically help.
In any case, you need to open communication with your neighbor, that's the only real solution here. Don't make the mistake of enabling this kind of civil irresponsibility.




Becky

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Re: Common Wall Noise, need help
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2003, 11:21:48 PM »
Thanks for the advice, but we have already been through all of this with our neighbor and our association. The neighbor basically told us to either deal with it or move out. And the association isn't doing anything about it.
 That is why I am on this site.


 

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