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Oh this pipe honking has GOT to stop!!! It honks loud enough to wake me from a dead sleep. It's so loud, when it honks I can't hear the television on the other side of the house. It rattles my teeth when I'm actually IN the kitchen.

My brother has been talking to the neighbors. I know that once when Andrea lived here, we called to get it looked at - and that was back when it would only happen occasionally (and lightly) after flushing the upstairs bathroom. My brother called again after he moved in and it began to be worse, and was told "it's an old building, the pipes will do that." It only happened a couple few times a day and would last only about two seconds tops, so we could live with it. Now? For about half the day, it honks for about ten seconds (or longer), loud enough to hear outside in the PARKING LOT, and happens approximately every two freaking MINUTES. The neighbor that shares the kitchen wall with us has called and was told "okay, thanks for bringing it to our attention!" My brother has turned in a work order, which we never heard anything about. We also turned in a work order about two weeks ago for the kitchen light - it usually takes up to about twenty tries to get it to turn on. In talking to all our immediate neighbors, they have turned in multiple work orders over the last year, and have never heard word one about them.

As much as I hate to say it, we may need to move soon.

We're currently on a month to month lease, and that's only because the apartment management is being as lax in renewing leases as they are in fixing things. Thus, our lease expired about a year and a half ago. If it's ever brought to their attention, we'll have to sign on for another year. If we don't sign on for another year, our rent will go up about $100 or more - whatever the current rent for a place like this is plus $50 a month for no concrete lease.

With the stupid Jeep on my record, I wouldn't be able to get into a decent place, methinks, and I really don't want to live in the ghetto. Granted, as they're renting to just about anyone anymore, this place is TURNING ghetto, so maybe it's just a matter of time.

Ugh, I'm going cross-eyed from the vibrating and noise, and NOT in a sexual way.

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greenminions
Sep. 17th, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)
Ugh dear. How old is the building?
aubkabob
Sep. 17th, 2007 07:27 pm (UTC)
Not old enough to be doing THAT, imo... I think like 20 years, maybe?
greenminions
Sep. 17th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
Those pipes should not rattle, IMHO. That is a BS excuse. If they are rattling due to age, then they must be very crappy to begin with. I've lived in buildings ranging from 60-117 years old and even the old pipes in those buildings were little trouble if they are maintained properly.

You may want to check with a local tenants rights organization. Isn't it is lawful to with hold rent if repairs are not made?
faetal
Sep. 17th, 2007 10:42 pm (UTC)
they were built in the 70's. The plumber we saw said that the honking was a "water hammer" caused by the super old toilet in the upstairs bathroom.
i_beckygardens
Sep. 17th, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC)
Our apt in TN had a fireplace, and when it stormed or the wind blew, the flume or something would open, then bang close. It was so horrible, especially when we were trying to sleep! I feel for you, hope you get out soon.
sircaliban
Sep. 18th, 2007 06:13 am (UTC)
I once lived in an apartment next to some train tracks. You wouldn't think it would be an issue.. but those trains would come by.. and by law be required to blow their horns prior to crossing the street. It would be so bad that I would have to stop talking until the whistle stopped and then repeat myself to the person on the phone.

I have no idea why the pipes would be making such a loud noise. Perhaps it's a bad valve somewhere.

*hugs* I think it's time to find somewhere else to live.. especially if the place is not being maintained.
aubkabob
Sep. 9th, 2008 04:24 am (UTC)
My dad lives literally two houses down from the tracks in a small town in Iowa, and I remember dealing with that very thing whenever I would visit. He's lived there over twenty years now. Not that that fact is important to my statement.
sircaliban
Sep. 9th, 2008 04:38 am (UTC)
Not that that fact is important to my statement.

this is very true.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 19th, 2010 08:46 am (UTC)
Go get your self a new home my friend
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