Silence a loud outdoor gate
April 15, 2014 10:06 AM Subscribe
My landlord just installed an alley gate between my building and another. It was in response to some attempted break-ins from the back of the walkup.
The problem is that when the door slams shut, it’s really loud and startling. On a Saturday, it slams shut very loudly around 20 or so times a day (not really an exaggeration). To me being the noise sensitive type, who gets a jolt of adrenalin each time it happens, this is a very bad addition to my already urban environs.
posted by shimmer to Home & Garden (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My landlord won’t do anything about it. He is often the promise but never get around to it kind of guy with even direct problems. I need to figure out something myself.
1) I’m going to put a laminated label on it with a polite note about closing it quietly.
2) Need more suggestions (padding, bumpers, etc) that maybe a trip to home depot would offer…
•Dealing with a heavy gate, where the vibrations of the whole thing are part of the problem.
•Locks on the front, pushbar on back (like in a school). This clicking shut is also a noise maker.
•Don’t want to in any way disable the security features of the gate.
Thanks & PS, live in NYC, don’t want to move right now.