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Something to dampen noise from neighbor's sliding door?


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Old 07-28-17, 01:04 PM
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Something to dampen noise from neighbor's sliding door?

I've had an issue in the apartment I live in for a while.

The neighbor below me closes their balcony sliding glass door and it makes a loud "thump" sound that scares the crap out of me and shakes my floor. Is there some way I can add something to their door track or contact point to either slow down the force or make it sound more muted.

I'd rather not have to move but I'm tired of dealing with this. thanks!
 
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Old 07-28-17, 01:15 PM
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If it's not a rental, politely offer to fix the door for them. Then take a look at it & determine exactly is causing the noise. If it's a rental, call the owner of the building.
 
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Old 07-28-17, 01:56 PM
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Welcome to the forums!

A felt or rubber bumper would probably help but you can't just go fix the neighbor's door. Pay heed to shorty's post.
 
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Old 07-28-17, 02:02 PM
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It's a rental. I can get management to install something helpful for me. In the past, they have put bumpers in cabinets next door to dampen cabinet closing.

So I'm looking for something to install that either slows down the sliding door speed at the end just before it makes contact, or some kind of cushion thing that absorbs the shock. I've asked the woman below me to close it with less force - she did for two days now it's back to the regular slam.
 
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Old 07-28-17, 02:07 PM
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It's difficult to get folks to change their habits especially when it's something that doesn't bother them. IMO a cushion to lessen the impact when the door opens fully is the answer. Hopefully the management will be agreeable.
 
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Talk to the management first.
 
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Old 07-31-17, 05:14 PM
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Reminds me of trying to get our kids to not slam the microwave door.
No bumper will change someone's habits.
 
 

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