We have a magically wonderful queen-sized pillow top mattress and box springs which we love. But the basic metal frame underneath is relentlessly noisy, making every shift of weight, every instance of us getting up or lying down into a series of creaks and squeaks that can be heard all through the house. Worst of all, it's not even possible to have sexytime without the whole house hearing the bed.
We need a quieter bed and could use some advice. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown
on Jan 28, 2014 -
In the next two weeks, there will be a new addition to our household -- a baby. (Not mine.) And since it's not mine, I would prefer not to hear it. There are lots of AskMes about earplugs, but many (like the ETY ones) use as a selling point that they don't muffle speech. I want to muffle everything
. Best ear protection for the job, <$30?
posted by fiercecupcake
on Jun 14, 2013 -
Is there anything to be done about (probably unintentionally) loud neighbors? [more inside]
posted by sucre
on Feb 25, 2013 -
How do I either stop my bed from squeaking or stop being embarrassed about my downstairs neighbors potentially hearing it? [more inside]
posted by Autumn
on Dec 27, 2011 -
How can I get my neighbors to silence their constantly barking dog, considering I'm not sure how to communicate with them? [more inside]
posted by Spamfactor
on May 21, 2011 -
The Super and his family in the apartment next door are way too loud. Three kids in a one bedroom, running, screaming, jumping. The apartment and his salary is paid for by the coop.
What recourse as an owner/share holder in my coop do I have? [more inside]
posted by ranunculus
on Feb 22, 2011 -
I am looking for someone to test noise levels from a neighbour in a new condo in Vancouver, Canada. I need a professional opinion and I don't know where to start. [more inside]
posted by ninefour
on Dec 13, 2010 -
I am having a conflict about noise with my downstairs neighbor, and he has agreed to meet. What talking points should I bring up, how should I start this conversation, and what kinds of body language can I practice to make it effective? [more inside]
posted by juniperesque
on Nov 15, 2010 -
I eat noisily and I want to fix it. I eat with my mouth closed, but it's still quite loud. What am I doing wrong?
posted by krisjohn
on Jun 10, 2010 -
Any good solutions for canceling out my neighbor's bass from their stereo without headphones? Headphones aren't an option all the time if I need to sleep. Are their nose canceling stereos? How well do they work? What else could I try? [more inside]
posted by gilsonal
on May 25, 2009 -
My upstairs neighbors and I have had small battles throughout the course of the year, but it's been getting worse as of late. Recently they've taken to stomping around at odd hours of the night, and it's driving us crazy. What's the best way to defuse the situation with them? [more inside]
posted by gchucky
on Apr 15, 2009 -
Which air compressor is quieter? The HUSKY air scout. LINK
Or this Craftsman 2 gallon one? LINK
Any other suggestions will be appreciated!
posted by austinlee
on Feb 5, 2009 -
My upstairs neighbor has become increasingly loud. He installed wood floors before moving in a year ago, which amplifies the sound. I can tolerate most noise, especially during the early evening. But he comes home after midnight, often with boisterous friends, and their noise keeps me up for hours. I've spoken to him on two occasions to keep it down. Now I want to write a letter. I want to be respectful and respected, but I'm not sure what to say other than to keep it down after hours. I know letter between neighbors can't be enforced, so how can I write it in a way that he'll be understanding and comply? Thanks in advance for advice!
posted by lunachick
on Feb 6, 2007 -
Is every Doc Johnson Pocket Rocket REALLY FREAKING LOUD, or do I have a defective one? Any simple mods to lower the noise level? Or do I just need to buy a different (but still cheap, mini & battery-powered) vibe that's not a POS? And if so, which one? (My previous Doc Johnson vibe was quiet & great -- for the six weeks before it died.)
posted by lorimer
on Nov 7, 2006 -
Do I have any real options in dealing with loud car alarms? (Short of taking a brick to the windshield, which is what I really
want to do.) [more inside]
posted by Vidiot
on Nov 2, 2005 -
At my cousins' new house the water pipes make this awful and continuous groaning noise when she waters the front lawn but not the back. Any ideas what may be causing it and if anything can be done about it? Cheap fix is what we're hoping for.
posted by BoscosMom
on May 15, 2005 -