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Help with neighbours noisy power shower pump?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by seffiel, 6 Jun 2012.

  1. seffiel

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    Hi there,
    Not sure if this is in the right section, but hoping someone might help.

    My neighbours have a shower pump in their airing cupboard which backs onto our bedroom walls. The noise from it is low level and obviously isn't on for a long period of time but I was wondering if there is an inexpensive way to help alleviate the noise which I'm assuming is mostly vibrations.

    I haven't approached them yet as they are new neighbours and lovely so don't want to rock the boat, however they seem to have got into a habit of showering at midnight which is obviously a bit of a pain! And not a 5 minute shower like most people, about 20 minutes for some reason!

    The old neighbour reckons she had pipework done and things moved around to make it quieter and I know it is on a concrete slab, but is there anything more that could be done?

    Any help would be appreciated!
     
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    Just to add I am already using earplugs if any smart alec's wanted to suggest that!! :) :LOL:
     
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    And I am already using ear plugs before any smart alec's suggest that one! :LOL:
     
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    Your wearing ear plugs and you can still hear the pump. :eek: :eek:

    Ask to check to see if any of the pipe work is touching the wall and make sure the pump is sitting on rubber feet.

    Andy
     
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    Thanks Andy, I think I'll see how the shower habits go on before mentioning it!

    I would add that I have incredibly sensitive hearing!
     
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    The 'concrete slab' - a paving slab, perhaps? - will quite efficiently transmit the pump's low-frequency vibration into the floorboards. It will help to decouple the slab from the floor - a couple of layers of carpet or underlay would probably do the job.
     
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    It probably is a paving slab, its actually on a shelf in the airing cupboard, it isn't on the floor!
     
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    Ok, but the point remains - try getting them to put some carpet or underlay under the paving slab
     
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    Ok thank you, I will mention it if it becomes a problem again.
     
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    F*ck me neighbours that time how long you shower for. :rolleyes:
    Maybe they are having rampant sex and need to cool off :D

    Hope they haven't got a lawn or you'll be over the fence timing how long the lawn mowers on and how high the decibels are.:cool:
     
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    You might know the time of a loud droning vibration next to your head when you are 5 months pregant and its past midnight.

    I'm not a bad neighbour and I do not 'time them' in the shower. And they don't have a lawn so no worries there but thanks for your concern.

    Ever heard the saying, don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all?
     
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    Don't worry about the pump noise as in 4 months time you will have a screaming baby at home, just place the cot next to your neighbours wall.

    The first 18 years are the worse.

    Andy
     
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    Thanks, its our first so I'm not expecting to get much sleep in 4 months time so I'm sure I'll be oblivious to any sounds anyway!
     
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    No shower noises here. I couldn't resist it :mrgreen:
     
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