Sound from toilet pan transmitting to neighbour

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My downstairs neighbour after over one year since installation, has mentioned that he can hear me pee through their ceiling in multiple rooms.

I have listened and I agree you can hear a kind of gurgling when you pour water into the pan, but not when you flush.

He suggested the toilet has been cemented to the floor and that is transmitting.

He recommended that a rubber pad could be fitted under to stop this.

Question is: is this the likely solution.
If it is cemented as suggested will it be a massive pain to remove the pan... The floor is tiled but without removing sealant I can't tell if tiles have been cut away or if the the pan is fitted on top of tiles.

Thought? Thanks.
 
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Not recommended to set pans on Mortar anymore, normal practice should be to screw the pan down using Brass or plated screws that wont rust. I would be more concerned in the short term about the fact he can hear you, I would have expected suitable fireproofing to be installed between floors, which would also act as a noise barrier.

What type of Building is it?
 
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It's a purpose built flat will solid concrete floors in between. I was surprised when I was told, can't normally hear anything between flats.
 
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There is a story that when Marilyn Monroe met her future husband’s family, she asked to go to “powder her nose”
She was mortified to find that the bathroom was directly above the living room, so ran the taps to mask her having a pee.
she came back down and everything went well

Later on, the fiancé said to his dad, “what do you think? Beautiful girl huh?


his dad replied, “ sure, But she ****es like a goddam horse!”
 
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As suggested it's usually down to missing soundproofing but if it's a concrete floor then that would be a trial and error, it is unusual though

The other option would be to use a pan that has an internal platform so you don't pee directly into the water.
 

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