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Old 06-09-2017, 03:55 AM
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Anyone else shy about the noise? I would pop more freely and get over my remaining phobia if I didn't live close to neighbors.
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Old 06-09-2017, 10:23 AM
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I feel the same...
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Old 06-09-2017, 10:59 AM
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Same here...

Occasions for popping a rare.
I can only pop balloons when I'm alone in the house.
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Old 06-09-2017, 12:05 PM
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Me too....

Not only when I have the house to myself but also when the neighbours are out as the walls between our houses are thin.
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Old 06-09-2017, 06:28 PM
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Same. Living in a townhouse sucks. But no one has complained yet. I've put a pillow under a balloon to try and muffle the noise a bit. At least the noises aren't as sharp as they used to be when I first moved in.
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Old 07-09-2017, 01:56 AM
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yes i always worry about neighbors asking questions!!!
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Old 07-09-2017, 06:55 PM
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Same here! I've been craving some good loud pops for a while now but I don't want to alarm the neighbors!
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:59 AM
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Get a friends help or rig up something to pop a balloon slowly (a slow pump, etc). This will give you a chance to hear how loud it gets. Usually the sound doesn't carry, especially smaller balloons.
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Old 08-09-2017, 03:07 PM
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We live in a house with a rather big garden so theoretically neighbors cannot hear anything but I’m always worrying about the occasional questions. I did some tests: I slightly over-inflated a 14” balloon and put it onto a cold soldering iron. I turned the iron on and went out to the terrace. After about half a minute I can only hear something weak muffled noise; it was not a definite pop. Then, when the iron got cold again I repeated the test but I went to the other end of the garden. I couldn’t hear anything, I thought the iron did not work or the balloon had floated away. No, when I entered the house the shreds of the second balloons were around the iron. So, the test result was perfect but anyway my fear of being caught have not disappeared yet…
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