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Old Mar 23rd 2020, 3:19 am
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AFAIK all modern high rise condos here are made of concrete...all walls are concrete apart from an odd internal wall. We don’t hear a thing...from next door.
High rise is the same here, but the low rise buildings still tend to be wood frame since its cheaper.

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To be clear, i'm not that loud of a person. I'm not talking having a party in my apartment. But, I do like to listen to some music at night, and might have people over to have a few drinks, and don't want to have to be super mindful of the noise I make. On the same token, I don't want to hear my neighbour's dog barking through the wall.

Even living in suburbia, i've had problems with neighbours getting upset when there's more then 1 car in the driveway and 3 mates drinking beer and watching movies, having cops show up at 8pm for a noise complaint on a Friday. So when one has experiences like that it makes you think "I definitely wouldn't want to live in a condo"
You must have some bored cops....lol

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To be clear, i'm not that loud of a person. I'm not talking having a party in my apartment. But, I do like to listen to some music at night, and might have people over to have a few drinks, and don't want to have to be super mindful of the noise I make. On the same token, I don't want to hear my neighbour's dog barking through the wall.

Even living in suburbia, i've had problems with neighbours getting upset when there's more then 1 car in the driveway and 3 mates drinking beer and watching movies, having cops show up at 8pm for a noise complaint on a Friday. So when one has experiences like that it makes you think "I definitely wouldn't want to live in a condo"
it’s my experience that most condo units are pretty sound proof. In summer if you are on the balcony or have a balcony door open...then noise will travel.
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High rise is the same here, but the low rise buildings still tend to be wood frame since its cheaper.



You must have some bored cops....lol
Yep, we definitely do.

I usually pass more then 1 speed trap on my way from my house to the edge of town to take the highway into the "big city" to go to school. On a ~3km stretch of road. I've seen them just sitting in the bar in full uniform shooting the shit with the barman.

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it’s my experience that most condo units are pretty sound proof. In summer if you are on the balcony or have a balcony door open...then noise will travel.
Fair enough.
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Canada has pulled out of the Olympics. Beginning to look like they will be cancelled.
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Vancouver Airport has a crosswind runway runway 13/31 its going to be used as a parking lot for Air Canada and Westjet as they begin parking aircraft.

One thing that seems to not be on the radar of politicians yet is the homeless and drug addicts of the DTES, how does one self isolate when one has no home?

Vancouver Park Board is going to close high use parking lots of various parks around the city, due to
insufficient public compliance with social distancing protocol.

These small closures one by one is in my opinion part of a large shutting down coming soon.


https://vancouver.ca/news-calendar/p...-response.aspx

Looks like most of the parks will remain open for now, just no parking which likely mean less people visiting.

Looks like they are starting with
  • Kitsilano Beach
  • Queen Elizabeth Park
  • English Bay
  • Jericho Beach
  • Locarno Beach
  • The Seawall
  • Stanley Park
  • VanDusen Botanical Gardens

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Yep, our neighbourhood is attached to a nice park and parking lot has been full every day i have taken walks through the park and it just keeps getting busier. Parents were fighting over whos kids got to use what play equipment to try and limit the amount of kids on one thing at a given time.
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I got laid off today, not unexpected, Grandad 94 in UK is in Hospital with Pneumonia, sore throat and a cough, is awaiting covid test results, is not allowed visitors.

my grill element on the oven has conked out and the washing machine is filling with water when it's off.

Early May visitors have cancelled, one half is stuck in the US, the other half at home in Germany, they are mid -late 70's, our late May visitors are looking into rebooking for next year.

I am going to buy some craft supplies and dog food tomorrow when I pick up my letter from work and then cocoon myself. Puppy will miss out on essential socialising and may cause issues in the future, hoping to at least be able to book her into a groomer in the next two weeks before everything is shut down.

OH is still working at the moment, his place of work laid off 21 on Friday.

stay safe peeps.
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re noise on apartments and condos ................

I read an interesting article a couple of weeks about how to reduce noise coming from adjacent apartment of from yours to them.

They seemed pretty simple and not too expensive. I think it might have reviewing a book, but can't now find it. Maybe you try googling for "ideas to reduce noise in apartments"

One suggestion was install cork on the walls ...... perhaps not for a renter bu could be for an owner.

Another was book cases from floor to ceiling all along a joint wall, then fill the shelves with books .... pick the books up cheaply at a thrift store.
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I got laid off today, not unexpected, Grandad 94 in UK is in Hospital with Pneumonia, sore throat and a cough, is awaiting covid test results, is not allowed visitors.

my grill element on the oven has conked out and the washing machine is filling with water when it's off.

Early May visitors have cancelled, one half is stuck in the US, the other half at home in Germany, they are mid -late 70's, our late May visitors are looking into rebooking for next year.

I am going to buy some craft supplies and dog food tomorrow when I pick up my letter from work and then cocoon myself. Puppy will miss out on essential socialising and may cause issues in the future, hoping to at least be able to book her into a groomer in the next two weeks before everything is shut down.

OH is still working at the moment, his place of work laid off 21 on Friday.

stay safe peeps.
I'm really sorry to hear that you've been laid off Piff Poff. Lots of bad news for you in one hit, I'm glad you're getting some craft supplies to give you something nice to do.
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my grill element on the oven has conked out and the washing machine is filling with water when it's off.
MrBEVS says the solenoid valve is not shutting off. There should be a tap that feed the washing machine. Either under sink or back of w/m. Just turn that off and on as you need to. If there is hot and cold going to the w/m then you will need to turn both on and off as needs be. Hope that helps a bit for now.
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Australian airline Rex has suspended operations except for government subsidised intra-Queensland flying.
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We can get onto the Save On website, it will let us pick a day and time and load the shopping cart but then times out with a server error at check out and doesn't complete.

If only I could take sleeping pills 2 times a day and just sleep near 24 hours a day, seems like the best solution, sleep through it all in the comfort of home.

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It would have to be a building with super-duper, individual sound proofing for every apartment.
At 25 The Esplanade people can be having a party that's loud in the corridor, through the closed door, but inaudible in the apartment next door. In winter, anyway, open the windows and that doesn't work.
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Generally the nicer a building is probably filters out the amount of families with kids or pets...because if they can afford the nice condo they can probably also afford to live in a home more suited for family- or pet life. Especially outside the big cities Toronto and Van etc.
This may be the ultimate Canadian petit-bourgeois comment. Toronto and Vancouver are not especially big cities. Not all people think a plastic coated wooden box near a strip mall is more suited to family or pet life than, say, a pre-war apartment opposite Hyde Park or on Central Park West. In NYC or Paris, for example, very many rich children live in apartments near their elite schools, near the parks, near the museums and galleries.


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