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Windows 7: Creaky Floors And Creepy Neighbors

29 Jan 2011   #31
mckillwashere

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

They dropped Febreze at my local sams club and tarted to carry it. So far I havent had a complaint with it.
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29 Jan 2011   #32
rerice

windows 7 RTM
 
 

I had a similar problem ( squeaking from my upstairs neighbor ).

To cure the problem my landlord removed parts of my ceiling and installed braces along the rafters. In addition their was a thin ( about one quarter inch thick ) layer of concrete under the upstairs carpet, The concrete had become cracked over the years.

They pulled up the ( Upstairs ) carpet and poured new concrete. This made a considerable difference but did not eliminate the problem completely. Some years later I moved to a upstairs apartment.

Their may not be cement under your carpet but some bracing of the second story floor from underneath
may be worthwhile. Talk to your landlord.
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29 Jan 2011   #33
seekermeister

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rerice View Post
I had a similar problem ( squeaking from my upstairs neighbor ).

To cure the problem my landlord removed parts of my ceiling and installed braces along the rafters. In addition their was a thin ( about one quarter inch thick ) layer of concrete under the upstairs carpet, The concrete had become cracked over the years.

They pulled up the ( Upstairs ) carpet and poured new concrete. This made a considerable difference but did not eliminate the problem completely. Some years later I moved to a upstairs apartment.

Their may not be cement under your carpet but some bracing of the second story floor from underneath
may be worthwhile. Talk to your landlord.
There is no concrete here, but I like the idea of fixing the problem below, instead of here. Let the neighbor contend with the mess and bother. But I suspect that maintenance would rather lift my carpet, than remove their ceiling.
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29 Jan 2011   #34
seekermeister

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
They dropped Febreze at my local sams club and tarted to carry it. So far I havent had a complaint with it.
I don't shop at Sam Club, but I just checked the WalMart website, and the search didn't find anything for it. Yet, when I Googled elsewhere, one person said that they had found it in the Glass Cleaner section. Of course, that doesn't sound like an odor eliminator like we are talking about, but I will check anyway.

EDIT: How often do you have to spray for it to remain effective?
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29 Jan 2011   #35
mckillwashere

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

This might help you out
OdoBan - Where to Buy
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29 Jan 2011   #36
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

This sounds like the place I moved out of a year and a half ago. Smoke, noise, no maintenance, and an apartment staff that didn't give a hoot.

Maybe your luck will be better than mine, but in my case none of the "fix it up" solutions made a bit of difference. I moved into a small townhouse and solved all of those problems. I'm also paying about $300 a month less than the old place.

I wish you luck.
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29 Jan 2011   #37
seekermeister

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

mckillwashere,

Thanks, I had missed Home Depot. I don't go there often, but this gives me a reason to do so. I could use a couple of other things from there anyway.
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29 Jan 2011   #38
seekermeister

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
This sounds like the place I moved out of a year and a half ago. Smoke, noise, no maintenance, and an apartment staff that didn't give a hoot.

Maybe your luck will be better than mine, but in my case none of the "fix it up" solutions made a bit of difference. I moved into a small townhouse and solved all of those problems. I'm also paying about $300 a month less than the old place.

I wish you luck.
For the most part, noise doesn't bother me...except when the main fire alarm goes off, because someone burnt their toast. I can't say that the management doesn't give a hoot, because they usually take care of most things, but I really don't like having them inside the apartment, any more than necessary. I'm a bit of a recluse, and enjoy my privacy.
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29 Jan 2011   #39
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

If management is willing to help you and the neighbors are at least somewhat reasonable, you have a chance. Being a bit of a recluse makes it a little more complicated. (I'm the same way to some extent.) If you can overcome that long enough to get to know the people bugging you and let them get to know you it would help. It's easier to get angry with a stranger than it is with an acquaintance.
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29 Jan 2011   #40
seekermeister

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
If management is willing to help you and the neighbors are at least somewhat reasonable, you have a chance. Being a bit of a recluse makes it a little more complicated. (I'm the same way to some extent.) If you can overcome that long enough to get to know the people bugging you and let them get to know you it would help. It's easier to get angry with a stranger than it is with an acquaintance.
To an extent, you are right, but I do know the neighbors on each side of me...at least on a first name basis. Actually, one is fairly friendly (in person), but she is the one that banged on the wall about the carpet cleaner. Less than 5 seconds of moderate noise is no reason to bang on a wall.

No, the more that I get to know my neighbors, the more of a recluse I become.
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