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What noises are my downstairs neighbor hearing?

I live in the top floor of a newly-constructed (less than a year old) wood-framed apartment complex. I try to be a good neighbor and keep any noises to a minimum. However, yesterday, my neighbor that lived right below my unit came to talk to me about thumping noises that he hears coming directly above him. He says it sounds like somebody was dropping heavy objects or moving furniture. The thing is, he claims he mostly hears this after 11PM. However, I'm usually in bed and sound asleep by 11. So what could it be that he's hearing? [more inside]
posted by gyc on Apr 8, 2014 - 38 answers

What can I do about my problem neighbors?

My neighbors moved in two days ago, and haven't stopped yelling since. And they're drug dealers. Can I nip this in the bud? [more inside]
posted by vathek on Mar 5, 2012 - 18 answers

How do I walk more quietly?

My neighbors complained to me (in a polite, reasonable way) about me walking too loudly. How can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by oranger on Aug 23, 2011 - 38 answers

How to soundproof when living above a bar

I moved in above a bar. The soundproofing is great, except for the vibrations from the lower bass frequencies. They're using wall-mounted speakers placed pretty close to the ceiling. Is it possible to soundproof against those? And what are some of the things the bar could do to help me? [more inside]
posted by maxreax on Oct 29, 2010 - 18 answers

Noisefilter (possibly literally?)

Is there anything we can do to keep our apartment a bit quieter? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on May 1, 2008 - 10 answers

Finding quiet rental properties

What are some good tips for finding a quiet rental property or apartment? [more inside]
posted by antipasta_explosion on Jul 4, 2007 - 26 answers

Any street noise reduction tips for a new apartment?

I've lived in L.A. for several years. I've just signed a year lease on a place I like very much, except there's an increase in street noise both sporadic and repetitive that's got me worried. All of my windows face the street and all but one have wooden frames with old-timey latches that don't do a great job of blocking out noise. Does noise-reduction moulding work? Heavy curtains? Any tips for dealing with street noise/apartment building noise in general? [more inside]
posted by ambulance blues on Dec 29, 2006 - 14 answers

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