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i did not buy it yet....it is the reason I did not buy the condo.....so I am thinking......should I or should I not......

seems that is the only noise, neighbours cant be heard at all......

but buying a condo and not be able to relax cause of annoying traffic noise....that is my concern......

yes I have plugs already, red ones from ebay..from 3M.....but I am asking if you have a noisy condo and if you got used of it.....

I saw one guy on balcony few meters from noisy second road and chayapruek crossin and it seems like he booked that damn place without seeing it is near the street.....or maybe he does not care at all.....

 

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1 minute ago, parafareno said:

i did not buy it yet....it is the reason I did not buy the condo.....so I am thinking......should I or should I not......

seems that is the only noise, neighbours cant be heard at all......

but buying a condo and not be able to relax cause of annoying traffic noise....that is my concern......

yes I have plugs already, red ones from ebay..from 3M.....but I am asking if you have a noisy condo and if you got used of it.....

I saw one guy on balcony few meters from noisy second road and chayapruek crossin and it seems like he booked that damn place without seeing it is near the street.....or maybe he does not care at all.....

 

Some do not care.  I could not get use to it especially if it was already in my head.

I hate noise to an extreme really my issue.

Try keeping some music on or TV.

Walking around all day with headphones on seems kind of annoying, but whatever works for you.

 

 

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When I was a kid moved to a house 200m from a 24/7 railway marshalling/shunting yard, none of us slept for a week, after that we just got used to it and never heard it again.

 

Just moved to a moo baan 100m from Airport Rail Link and SRT mainline, no trains at night, no problem at all, and my kids love trains!

 

Maybe you will be the same in your condo?

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13 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

i don't live in a condo but when i travel i am in hotels and condos.

 

i wear earplugs. i bought a bottle of 50 before I left the USA.

 

you can buy ear plugs at Boots Pharmacy.

 

https://www.boots.com/boots-soft-disposable-ear-plugs-10153241

 

i consider them to be vital. great for all travel, train, bus, plane. 

i also take them with me to restaurants. blasting music everywhere. 

 

also i have JLB noise cancelling headphones which almost completely block out noise. 

 

Go to YouTube and enter "sleep sounds" into the search box. There are literally hundreds of sounds that last as long as 12 hours which should cover any sleep time overnight. Choose a sound and use this link to download and save to your computer at the website below, then transfer the file to a memory stick or Micro SD Card. Insert either into a small bedside speaker/radio...anything that will accept the devices, and turn on the sounds before you sleep. This will drown out most any ambient noise, and it costs little or nothing. Works great for me!

 

https://www.onlinevideoconverter.com/en/youtube-to-mp3

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13 hours ago, parafareno said:

i did not buy it yet....it is the reason I did not buy the condo.....so I am thinking......should I or should I not......

seems that is the only noise, neighbours cant be heard at all......

but buying a condo and not be able to relax cause of annoying traffic noise....that is my concern......

yes I have plugs already, red ones from ebay..from 3M.....but I am asking if you have a noisy condo and if you got used of it.....

I saw one guy on balcony few meters from noisy second road and chayapruek crossin and it seems like he booked that damn place without seeing it is near the street.....or maybe he does not care at all.....

 

I'll take traffic noise any day over music and tv.

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Noise in my condo is very minimal during the off season,  however in high season they have illegal short term rentals with Russians who have no respect for the long term residents.  Always yelling and slamming doors every 5 minutes all day everyday. Office management does not do much about it. 

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13 hours ago, bkk6060 said:

Did you buy?

 

In any event,  didn't you check the place out before you moved in?

I always rent, but before I move in I thoroughly check for any pitfalls.  Or even stay in the place for a few nights prior to committing.

Being above a noisy street seems pretty obvious...

 

To add, if you cannot sleep buy a powerful fan.  I paid 1700 b for one it sounds like an airplane jet next to my bed can sleep through anything.

Not always easy.  When I got my condo in CM, it seemed like a nice quiet soi.  There was no way to stay there ahead of time.  Most of the trouble is between 2 and 4 AM.  At the other end of the soi, where I would never think to look, are several large Thai teenage populated bars.  So, during those hours there is constant arguing, yelling, girls screening and fighting.  Recently, everyone who is young and owns a Harley or similar bike rides back and forth over and over again.  Seemingly, trying to make as much noise as possible.  Sometimes now there are like 15 at a time.

I did have a clue that I ignored.  There were 4 very similar condos for rent in my building.  The 3 that I did not take were about ฿2500 more.  

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We bought a condo in Jomtien this year and have a similar problem. It is on the 7th floor but Jomtien second road is directly under us.

We have three options now. New window front and balcony door (quite expensive because it is a 4 meter front - even just for our bedroom), noise reducing curtains or shutters for the night. 

I did not sleep at this place yet just my wife arrived last week and she said the noise is quite loud. So we don't know yet which option we will take.

 

 

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This is a big problem that you could have checked Out first.. 

Move Out I am old at be could not tolerate this. 

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14 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

i don't live in a condo but when i travel i am in hotels and condos.

 

i wear earplugs. i bought a bottle of 50 before I left the USA.

 

you can buy ear plugs at Boots Pharmacy.

 

https://www.boots.com/boots-soft-disposable-ear-plugs-10153241

 

i consider them to be vital. great for all travel, train, bus, plane. 

i also take them with me to restaurants. blasting music everywhere. 

 

also i have JLB noise cancelling headphones which almost completely block out noise. 

were the JBL ones too expensive?

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