Need some help in blocking High Frequencies.


Have some problems with high frequency sound. I have neiybours and they have smoke alarms and more than one have run out of batteries, which is not a problem but I think they are hard wired in so they still work, but have this high pitched beeping like very minute and there is more than one going off.
There is more than one building around me and there is no way I can get them to fix them, as I don't even really know where its comeing from for sure and I have more than enough trouble getting anything done in my building :(
All I want to do is come home and be silence, is that too much to ask !!!!!!
I just want to know what i can do other than Double or tripple clazeing on my windows and my Balcony door. I know that can be expensive but, woudl concider it if it gave me some peace :)
Thanks for any suggestions.
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On Fri, 19 Oct 2007 02:56:40 +1000, AquaMan wrote:

Double glazed windows really cut down outside sound. I noticed it right away when I replaced all the old windows in my house with double glazed. My house sits close to the road and in the morning there is considerable noise from traffic to and from the local school by buses and cars. I would say the double glazed windows cut the sound down by 50%. I used to have to run a fan in my room to make some noise to block out the outside but not any more.
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Same here If i have the TV on I don't notice the smoke alarms beeping and other stuff, but liek now I am just typeing and not background interference is on and thats when its anoying, when there shoudl be silence there is none :(
How much did it cost to do the double glazeing May I ask :)
I am in Australia.
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Aquaman wrote:

No clue there, but wag would be $3-400 US/window for decent replacements...
What about one of the active sound cancellation do-hickeys? For a fixed pitch such as this it might just do the job (at the expense of the headphones you might not find acceptable, of course)...
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I use ear plus at the momment :)
Its just a punch in the face rally, I have to waer them at work as well, I want my ears to have a rest from them.
Whats this noise cancelation thign you talking about, sound sinteresting :)
Thanks.

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Need some help in blocking High Frequencies.:

Or perhaps a "white noise" generator such as this http://www.naturestapestry.com/generator.html
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On Fri, 19 Oct 2007 04:52:38 +1000, Aquaman wrote:

Around $4,000.00 US to replace all the windows and one door with storm door. These windows are all vinyl double hung, dual glazed contractor's grade generic branded and not made by Pella etc...
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That would be about 5 grand Australian, it DAMN well better make it quiet for that money, but a decent investment in your place though :)
My place is not a house just an Apartment, flat ect, its only got 4 mid sisded sliding double windows and a Balcony door, + laundry window, Port hole :)
MMight be les to do mine, would have to look into it. I like going to my Mums place on holidays, its DEAD quiet where she lives, where I used to liive, PURE BLISS :p
Serves me right moving to the big city :(
Thanks for the info..
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On Fri, 19 Oct 2007 06:25:40 +1000, Aquaman wrote:

The windows were old and falling apart. I didn't have much choice. Still saved a lot of money by purchasing a good quality contractor grade than name brand. Add another 2K for that.

Well if it's like a condo and you own it, it would cost much less than the 4K I paid.

Ahh no place like Mum's :)

What hurt us was the city building a school on my road 10 years ago. Before then it was quiet all the time. Now there is traffic starting at 7:am lasting all day on and off during school season. I have a really nice wooded lot out back. You forget you live in the city when your back there.

Anytime
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Sure it is not one of these?
The ThinkGeek Annoy-a-tron http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/electronic/8c52 / The Annoy-a-tron generates a short (but very annoying, hence the name) beep every few minutes. Your unsuspecting target will have a hard time 'timing' the location of the sound because the beeps will vary in intervals ranging from 2 to 8 minutes. The 2kHz sound is generically annoying enough, but if you really really want to aggravate somebody, select the 12 kHz sound. Trust us. The higher frequency and slight 'electronic noise' built into that soundbyte will make a full-grown Admin wonder where his packets are.
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AquaMan wrote:

Turn off their power. Put a padlock on the circuit breaker box.
That should slow 'em down for a few hours.
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Don't forget to yank all the fuses out as well, even more hours of peace and quiet :)
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On Oct 19, 2:38 pm, AquaMan wrote:

If you're fairly sure it is in fact the beep from smoke detectors, I would send a letter to the whoever owns the apartment building. State that in addition to the sound annoying you, that it's a fire hazard, or soon will be because the batteries are almost gone. That may light a fire under them, so to speak, because now they have been put on notice and if nothing is done and someone dies in a fire, they could be liable.
I'd also insist that they get a maintenance guy out there to help you track down exactly where it's coming from, which can't be that hard.
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Earplugs are cheap and comfortable, and particularly effective on high frequency sound. You forget you have them in. They're sold for continuous use on the job, for noisy jobs.
Noise-cancelling headphones work even better, on some noises.
That's more just to have the situation under your control, than a continuously applied solution. You can have quiet when you want but you may not actually need it all the time.
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I might get some noise canceling headphones, I use earplugs already. The porblem is I don't really know where the beeping is coming from outside my balcony its in like 4 different places. I have about 4 different complexes close to me and I have No idea who runs them.
I will get some quotes on double glazeing and see how much that would cost to fit my place out :)
Thanks.
On Fri, 19 Oct 2007 21:57:29 -0400, Ron Hardin

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Weasring earplugs or headphones in your own home, that is just not right :(
At least I can fix it and if they have a fire I say burn in hell beeping boys :p
Thats not nice either :9
On Sat, 20 Oct 2007 19:54:24 +1000, Aquaman wrote:

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You can make an ear funnel to make hearing highly directional. Used to be used in WW2 before radar to detect incoming planes
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I might just mak some put them on and take a picture. Just so you can laugh your arse off :)
You guys been very heplfull I like to give somthing back :0
Just call me big ears :p

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