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Windows 7: Creaky Floors And Creepy Neighbors

30 Jan 2011   #51
The Howling Wolves

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Hey Pro............You hit the nail on the head. "Kill them with kindness!"
Have them or at least one of them walk around your apartment while you and the other sit in their apartment and listen to the creaky noise. Bring them a cake or desert of sort and let them know you are doing everything possible to make it better for the both of you and that you are not doing it intentionally.
Do the same with the lady who keeps banging on your paper thin walls.
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30 Jan 2011   #52
profdlp

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Hey Pro............You hit the nail on the head. "Kill them with kindness!"...
That was linnemeyerhere. I was just agreeing. You make three of us.
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30 Jan 2011   #53
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Hey Pro............You hit the nail on the head. "Kill them with kindness!"...
That was linnemeyerhere. I was just agreeing. You make three of us.
Let's hope he does one of the three then!
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30 Jan 2011   #54
seekermeister

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
Buy a nice surround sound system. put the sub-woffer in the middle of the apartment, and the 4/5 other speakers strategically around the apartment playing into the floor. When they start to bang, play "never gonna give you up" really loud.
No, I already have 5.1 speakers on my main computer, and 2.0 speakers on the other, but I have disconnected them and am using Sennheiser headsets on both. I am one that does like my audio to be loud and clear, but when I used the regular speakers, it caused one neighbor to bang on the wall regularly. She is also the one that I have already crossed swords with before, in the laundry room, when she removed my wet clothes from the machine, so I already know that it would do no good to try to speak to her. Besides, that was the one thing in which I was somewhat guilty, so I prefer the headsets.
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30 Jan 2011   #55
seekermeister

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
It's my experience that if you want the job done right then you do it yourself. I see no reason why you won't be able to deduct the cost of materials at the very least for this job. I would tell your downstairs neighbor that you're going to be trying to cure the issue and ask them to write a note as to the noise that they hear and how annoying it is. This along with the cost of materials can be submitted with the rent short that amount. Or you can call the landlord and have them come in to do the work. Talc in my opinion is a short term cure or just a big waste of time.
In dealing with all parties "kill them with kindness" is always the best method !
Yes, I agree with both you and Golden. Since it is the nails, rather than the boards that are causing most of the squeaks, talc would not be a solution.
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30 Jan 2011   #56
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

When calmer minds prevail then the world rotates a little smoother and more evenly. Life is short and it's so easy to loose a friend and so tough to make them. In situations like this it's not always easy but the high road of common sense will always benefit you better than the low road which may be fun for a moment but costly for the long term.
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30 Jan 2011   #57
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It's easy for people to make suggestions, but seekermeister has to live there, is the one who best knows the situation. He wants to fix the cause of the problem with as little bother as possible. A Guy
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30 Jan 2011   #58
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

+1 A Guy, 100% Correct!
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16 Feb 2011   #59
seekermeister

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

Despite the fact that the apt. manager told me that she had made out a work order to fix the floors, it had been so long that I finally gave up and ordered the Squeeeeek No More kit a few days back. Naturally, maintenance knocked on my door a little while ago, wanting to fix the floor. I let him proceed, until he sank the first screw, and saw that he was going to use regular screws for the job, which would leave divots everywhere across the floor.

I stopped him and had him watch the SNM video demonstration, and he was impressed. So he agreed to come back later, after my kit arrives and use it instead. So hopefully, I will end up with a properly repaired floor, even though I will have paid for the kit myself...small price to pay.
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16 Feb 2011   #60
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Excellent !
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