How do I make a noise complaint when no one but me can hear it?

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    Mar 09, 2011 4:54 AM GMT
    Something in some unit above or below my bedroom rattles the CRAP out of me at night, waking me up sometimes. I'm guessing it could be a heater or AC unit. My roommate can't hear it. But it's deafening to me.

    I plugged in my microphone and I recorded the ambience when I didn't hear the sound and when I did hear the sound and here's the results.

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    Here's the EQ spectrum the microphone picked up from absolute silence and from where I heard the vibration.
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    Please interpret these as relative to each other and not as absolutes. In other words the microphone could have picked up something else adding to the ambience or subtracted something due to it's position and sensitivity. But the results are clear, and I LITERALLY counted the oscillations and found out that there's something rattling my walls, floor, and bed at a horrifying 27 Hz. That is so low that most adults will not hear that as sound as much as they will feel the pressure on their ears somehow and on their body. In fact, I didn't hear it at all but definitely FELT it and didn't like it at all.

    My question is do I have the right to make this person stop this vibrating or make them move it if I find the culprit? I'm pretty sure if they move it to a different location the harmonic vibrations will shift and hopefully it won't be as resounding in my bedroom.
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    Mar 09, 2011 5:00 AM GMT
    White noise generator. Problem solved.
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    Mar 09, 2011 5:01 AM GMT
    xrichx saidWhite noise generator. Problem solved.


    Wrong, white noise generator does not cancel out vibrations at 27 Hz. White noise generators cancels out things like human voices, not things that you can feel vibrating on your bed.
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    Mar 09, 2011 5:04 AM GMT
    Are you sure it's actually happening?
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    Mar 09, 2011 5:05 AM GMT
    Probably one of your neighbors using a vibrating dildo.
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    Mar 09, 2011 5:37 AM GMT
    xrichx saidProbably one of your neighbors using a vibrating dildo.


    The jakehammer.
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    Mar 09, 2011 5:41 AM GMT
    sounds like a Balrog of Morgoth.
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    Mar 09, 2011 7:41 AM GMT
    Have you gone to the up/down neighbors and asked them about it?
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    Mar 09, 2011 7:42 AM GMT
    It is the spirit world... I am certain of it!!!!!
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    Mar 09, 2011 7:52 AM GMT
    Runninchlt said
    xrichx saidProbably one of your neighbors using a vibrating dildo.


    The jakehammer.


    That has to be a power one so that even neighbors could feel it~ icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 09, 2011 7:59 AM GMT
    it could be one of two things whose nomenclature is currently classified:
    a) an acoustic weapon designed to impair your mental faculties at a low frequencies icon_cool.gif
    or
    b) an eves dropping device used by the intelligence apparatusicon_cool.gif

    Either way I help create counter-measures to such devices, which I occasionally studyicon_wink.gif
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    Mar 09, 2011 8:02 AM GMT
    UPRYTE saidIt is the spirit world... I am certain of it!!!!!
    You need to stop forgetting to take your meds bud.
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    Mar 09, 2011 8:06 AM GMT
    AndrewDavidAlexander said
    UPRYTE saidIt is the spirit world... I am certain of it!!!!!
    You need to stop forgetting to take your meds bud.
    oh psh as if you got anything to say abut THAT icon_razz.gif