By martin1022 - United States
Today, recent construction has created a manhole that cars slam over every single morning. This normally starts at 4 a.m. as people make their early commute on my busy street. With every car that hits it, there's a huge echoing slamming noise. FML
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By  BanjoCheeseGuy  |  26

I suppose the only thing to do now is adjust your schedule to go to sleep at 8 p.m. Sharp for a good night's 8 hour sleep. On the other hand, #1's advice is about 1000 times better than mine.

  Tripartita  |  44

Here, maybe this'll be more your speed: "Today, I spent 16 hours working the fields for the food I eat while still unable to get regular access to clean water, education, or medical aid. If I'm lucky, I'll be groomed to fight in the same theocratic army that has terrorized my family for all six years of my life. FML"

By  MoroseMoose  |  47

Maybe a white noise machine would help drown out the sound?

  stormy0307  |  16

You actually would need to place the yoga mat between the manhole cover and the flange it sits on as the sound is coming from the loose cover moving on the flange

By  klutzyduck1  |  24

So is the noise coming from the fact it is hollow or that the manhole cover is loose in the hole? I know this may seem like an arbitrary distinction...but I have some ideas. If the construction has made it a permanent manhole, you could use a silicon based putty around the outside to make it fit more snugly (not to seal it shut, although I doubt anyone could prove that was you). If it's the hollowness...I don't know if putting sandbags underneath may absorb some of the noise. That one is less of an option if the construction is on going. You could just drag something heavy and flat over it every night, which I assume would buy you some time before the construction workers removed it every morning. But a crowbar and the cover of night, with an Macgyver imagination and dedication to sleep...can really achieve amazing things.

  stormy0307  |  16

It's caused by either the cover or the frame it sits on being not exactly co planar (flat). So the cover wobbles a bit in its frame. Your solution of putting some putty might work. But you would have to pull up the cover and put the putty between the lid and the frame. However as an engineer who designs roads I can in no way recommend doing this from a safety standpoint and it might even break a law or ordnance by doing so. I would go talk to either the construction workers or the city and see if they can fix it for you.