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Old 11-04-2015, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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SINCE THIS IS A TOPIC ABOUT NOISE AND HOW TO REDUCE IT:

this is what not to do.

my partner has a difficult time sleeping, if the kid next door makes any noise, it drives him nuts. me, I don't care he is a nice little boy, so I tune it out.
So, my partner wears earplugs, like many of you stated. But, he deceided to cut them, and make them smaller for what ever the reason, I will never know.????

Anyway, woke up the next morning and Im talking to him, and he can't hear me, the ear plugs melted in his ear canals because he made them smaller and he couldn't get them out.

A nice trip to the emergency room and he had to have the doctors remove them. The doctor said they are made the size they are so this doesn't happen.


Never cut the ear plugs!!!
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Old 11-04-2015, 07:17 PM
 
Location: downtown
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Originally Posted by nightcrawler View Post
SINCE THIS IS A TOPIC ABOUT NOISE AND HOW TO REDUCE IT:

this is what not to do.

my partner has a difficult time sleeping, if the kid next door makes any noise, it drives him nuts. me, I don't care he is a nice little boy, so I tune it out.
So, my partner wears earplugs, like many of you stated. But, he deceided to cut them, and make them smaller for what ever the reason, I will never know.????

Anyway, woke up the next morning and Im talking to him, and he can't hear me, the ear plugs melted in his ear canals because he made them smaller and he couldn't get them out.

A nice trip to the emergency room and he had to have the doctors remove them. The doctor said they are made the size they are so this doesn't happen.


Never cut the ear plugs!!!
Lol.. Thats why you shouldn't alter most things.
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Old 11-05-2015, 05:04 AM
 
Location: Mill Boulevard, yes that's right!
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My next-door neighbor is driving me nuts. He watches sports games all hours of the day/night and screams, cusses (shouting F.U. at the top of his lungs), and bangs stuff whenever there is a bad play and whoops when there is a good play.
Oh lordy we have one of these fools, does all this, screams "OH GOD OH GOD", OH NOOOOOO" etc etc at top volume throughout "the game" every Saturday. And Sunday. And Monday... Etc. Do these silly games never end?
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Old 11-05-2015, 05:48 AM
 
Location: downtown
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Oh lordy we have one of these fools, does all this, screams "OH GOD OH GOD", OH NOOOOOO" etc etc at top volume throughout "the game" every Saturday. And Sunday. And Monday... Etc. Do these silly games never end?
seasons neverending.
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Old 11-05-2015, 05:53 AM
 
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Lol I didnt realize this thread was still on the first page.

If anyone cares for an update, shortly after making this thread, the child upstairs seems to have been relocated and they make substantially less noise overall, so my hypothesis was correct. They're probably, probably more tolerable than ever at this point. They still stomp around like hyenas getting ready for work in the morning, seemingly putting on their shoes and heels as soon as they get out of bed, amplifying the noise, but at least they toned down their behavior the rest of the time for the most part (for now).

Unfortunately, this month I've been dealing with a whole other noise issue in my apartment. The super has been running a malfunctioning pump in the boiler room of the basement, which is directly below my apartment (as in parallel to it, not literally under it). Long story short, he runs the pump to drain the room of reoccuring flooding from an issue caused by HURRICANE SANDY. Yes, this has basically been going on for THREE years, which means the boiler has been swimming in water consistently for 3 years (that cant be safe, right?). When the pump is on, there is a loud vibration in the entire building, noticeable when you step in the lobby, but especially throughtout my entire apt given its location.

I wont bore you with details but lets just say this has been a uphill battle, once again. Just like the scumbags upstairs suggested I buy a house if I dont like their unresonable noise, the piece of **** super did so as well, just because I dont want to feel the reprecussions of some ridiculous issue in the basement. Anyway, after weeks of turmoil, a plumber finally came by this week to work on this pump issue, but I wont say its fixed until at least a month from now to be safe.

I know some of you will read this and think, why dont I just move, but again, moving is not that easy and I like my apt, which I have put effort and money into. If you have the luxury and means to move thats fantastic, but if you're like me and up in a similar situation, keep fighting for your rights and dont let anyone bully you. Be smart.

And now i'll go ahead and read all the replies in the thread i didnt get to yet
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Old 11-05-2015, 05:54 AM
 
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Lol I didnt realize this thread was still on the first page.

If anyone cares for an update, shortly after making this thread, the child upstairs seems to have been relocated and they make substantially less noise overall, so my hypothesis was correct. They're probably, probably more tolerable than ever at this point. They still stomp around like hyenas getting ready for work in the morning, seemingly putting on their shoes and heels as soon as they get out of bed, amplifying the noise, but at least they toned down their behavior the rest of the time for the most part (for now).

Unfortunately, this month I've been dealing with a whole other noise issue in my apartment. The super has been running a malfunctioning pump in the boiler room of the basement, which is directly below my apartment (as in parallel to it, not literally under it). Long story short, he runs the pump to drain the room of reoccuring flooding from an issue caused by HURRICANE SANDY. Yes, this has basically been going on for THREE years, which means the boiler has been swimming in water consistently for 3 years (that cant be safe, right?). When the pump is on, there is a loud vibration in the entire building, noticeable when you step in the lobby, but especially throughtout my entire apt given its location.

I wont bore you with details but lets just say this has been a uphill battle, once again. Just like the scumbags upstairs suggested I buy a house if I dont like their unresonable noise, the piece of **** super did so as well, just because I dont want to feel the reprecussions of some ridiculous issue in the basement. Anyway, after weeks of turmoil, a plumber finally came by this week to work on this pump issue, but I wont say its fixed until at least a month from now to be safe.

I know some of you will read this and think, why dont I just move, but again, moving is not that easy and I like my apt, which I have put effort and money into. If you have the luxury and means to move thats fantastic, but if you're like me and up in a similar situation, keep fighting for your rights and dont let anyone bully you. Be smart.

And now i'll go ahead and read all the replies in the thread i didnt get to yet
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Old 11-05-2015, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I had a dog upstairs that barked at every noise he heard, every elevator opening, every person walking in the hall. Only when his owner came home in the evening did CUJO shut up.

It was wearing me, and his side-by side neighbors down. And all of a sudden...no barking.
It is nice when that rare occurrence happens and a problem just goes away...POOF.
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Old 11-05-2015, 09:05 PM
 
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I had a dog upstairs that barked at every noise he heard, every elevator opening, every person walking in the hall. Only when his owner came home in the evening did CUJO shut up.

It was wearing me, and his side-by side neighbors down. And all of a sudden...no barking.
It is nice when that rare occurrence happens and a problem just goes away...POOF.
I have neighbors that live down the hall from me who have a dog who barks a lot (ironically barking now). But the couple who has the dog are very nice people. They have the apartment by the elevator and garbage chute so the poor dog hears everything and barks out of fear. When neighbors are nice and try their best to be good neighbors you tend to not mind the noise issues as much as an inconsiderate neighbor.
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Old 11-06-2015, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Trouble with dog owners is that they never realize how lonely and fearful a dog gets WHEN THEY AREN'T HOME.

People in apartment buildings who must leave an apartment empty 9 or 10 hours a day should never have a dog. THat's why God invented quietly purring pu$$y cats.
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Old 11-06-2015, 02:59 PM
 
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Trouble with dog owners is that they never realize how lonely and fearful a dog gets WHEN THEY AREN'T HOME.

People in apartment buildings who must leave an apartment empty 9 or 10 hours a day should never have a dog. THat's why God invented quietly purring pu$$y cats.
I agree, dogs aren't meant to be locked up in apartments all day. People get dogs usually because of their own self want and don't put themselves in the dogs situation.

A friend has a 80 pound dog and lives in a studio. She can be at work 12 hours a day plus commute time so she's looking at being gone 14 hours. Sure she hires a dog walker half way through the day. And when she gets home she walks the dog again but then gets ready for bed and crashes so the poor dog doesn't really get much interaction.
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