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Windows 7: Creaky Floors And Creepy Neighbors

29 Jan 2011   #11
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

The people that live upstairs from me have a band. I surround sound system and don't know were the volume control is. Never sleep(I work 3rd shift, they make noise all day and night). Stomp around. Fight( I have had to call the cops on them once for throwing each other across the apartment.) Have horrible cooking sense(the smell makes us almost vomit).

Consider yourself lucky.
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29 Jan 2011   #12
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Why not try the talc idea first. I've heard that one before and it's the cheapest option.
It would be cheap enough, but it would require lifting both the carpet and the pad first, which I don't want to do, even though it would be maintenance doing it. Plus, if it didn't work over time, it would be difficult to talk the apt. management into repeating the job.

Those break away screws are something that I could do, if maintenance won't.

EDIT: Besides, I would enjoy hammering on the floor...to find the joist, of course.
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29 Jan 2011   #13
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HAVOC View Post
Tell your downstairs neighbor to come upstairs and show him/her what is causing it. Also tell them that you contacted management and it should be fixed.

If you feel like shooting neighbors, the guy that just moved in downstairs from me smokes, ALOT, and it's smelling up my apartment.

I smoke(unfortunately and trying to quit). I was never aware it affected the people upstairs at time.
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29 Jan 2011   #14
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It's not your problem! It's your owner's problem.
You pay good money to live there and if the downstairs people are annoyed by the creaky floors have them deal with the owner's.
I wouldn't spend one dime for talc or screws.
Been there and done that when living in apartments.
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29 Jan 2011   #15
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
The people that live upstairs from me have a band. I surround sound system and don't know were the volume control is. Never sleep(I work 3rd shift, they make noise all day and night). Stomp around. Fight( I have had to call the cops on them once for throwing each other across the apartment.) Have horrible cooking sense(the smell makes us almost vomit).

Consider yourself lucky.
I can understand your pain, but it doesn't ease mine. Sorry.
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29 Jan 2011   #16
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
It's not your problem! It's your owner's problem.
You pay good money to live there and if the downstairs people are annoyed by the creaky floors have them deal with the owner's.
I wouldn't spend one dime for talc or screws.
Been there and done that when living in apartments.
You are right, but since I'm disabled, I do not want to have to move, and I'm willing to do whatever it takes to solve the problem.

Even stopping the creaking doesn't entirely solve the problem, because I also have a couple of cranky old woman on each side of me that like to bang on the walls for no good reason. A while back, I was simply rolling a carpet steamer into a closet, over maybe 8 feet, and before I got it inside, she started banging.
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29 Jan 2011   #17
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Have you tried to start banging back, or making more movement when they start banging on the walls?
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29 Jan 2011   #18
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Makes me glad I live in a bungalow.
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29 Jan 2011   #19
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HAVOC View Post
Tell your downstairs neighbor to come upstairs and show him/her what is causing it. Also tell them that you contacted management and it should be fixed.

If you feel like shooting neighbors, the guy that just moved in downstairs from me smokes, ALOT, and it's smelling up my apartment.

I smoke(unfortunately and trying to quit). I was never aware it affected the people upstairs at time.
I also smoke, and am not trying to quit. I know that sometimes the smell goes out to the public hallway, but I do not believe that it goes through walls or floors. If it does, then they are just going to have to get used to it.

On the last inspection, I spray the apartment with Febreze, and the managers was surprised and asked if I still smoked in the aparment.
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29 Jan 2011   #20
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
Have you tried to start banging back, or making more movement when they start banging on the walls?
Oh, I thought about it, but I didn't feel that would solve anything. Probably make it worse.
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