Vibrating Metal Garden Gate

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  1. ppsears

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    Our metal gate is joined to our neighbours - the problem being that whenever the shut their gate we get a really annoying vibration in our living room. Does anyone know of any possible solution to this - apart from us telling our neighbour to shut their gate a little more gently! Thanks
     

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  3. Harry Bloomfield

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    Easy solution seems to be to ask them to close the gate more gently, whilst explaining the noise is transmitted into your home. My guess is that the noise, because the two gate posts in the middle are braced against each other, is that the noise is travelling through your gate to the gate post fixed to your own wall. If your gate is left ajar, I'll bet the noise is much less?

    You need to find a way to isolate your middle post from their middle post.
     
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    Weld their gate shut.

    Problem sorted.....but you may hear shouting instead.
     
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    I have a similar issue with my neighbour (semi) who seems to slam their upvc front door.

    In your case how about removing the links between the middle posts and replacing them with something that would absorb vibration?

    Actually, cutting a chunk out of the middle U section and adding an engine mount type bar or similar high strength rubber component might work. Bolting through the two right angles made by cutting the centre out of the U?

    I guess if the U can be unbolted, you could cut as above but then unbolt and slip a steel tube over the cut ends. Then refit so the tube is trapped but has no mechanical connection. Possibly wrap the U ends in old innertube as well to absorb vibration. One advantage is that the tube would spin so preventing it being a rung if someone try's to climb
     
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    rubber isolation between the two gates; and between the gatepost and the house.
     
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    A starting point would be, do you still get the vibration if you leave your gate unlatched so no contact between house and gate. On your gate , do you have the hinges or latch on the house wall?
     
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    The hinges are on his neighbours side, latch nearest his own wall. Isolation between the two posts would be easier, were it not for the weight of the gate hanging on the shared middle posts.
     
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    Confusing, from the first pic, Op's hinges on house wall, Neighbors gate hinges on metal post?
     
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    The house on the right needs to communicate :rolleyes:
     
  12. Harry Bloomfield

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    Sorry, you are correct.
     
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