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I'll have the same issues. From all I've read this is completely normal but it unsettles me a bit regarding the structural integrity of my home.:dontknow:

My floor is basic joists on concrete piers. It currently has no cross-bracing or added supports. The following link is what I'll be doing to mine. The more difficult part is I'll have to remove the wood floor covering on the second floor to add the bracing... that's going to be pricey. At least the home isn't quite finished yet and is unoccupied.

The above stated, I've read many times that a little bit of flex in the walls, ceiling and floor is actually beneficial to rumble effects. I've also read that some room leakage is also preferable. I don't know though.

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I understand that this home is from 1983 and probably did not have the same codes applied as now days. We rent and I would not want to hear from the land lord that its my fault that the house is in pieces because of a killer setup. That would be kind of a mood spoiler. It has insulation and 1/2in ply holding the insulation in place but anything is possible as there is Murphy's Law.
Yeah... I'd be careful in a rental. The landlord could claim anything he wants and you may need to prove your innocence in court. I'd just be conservative until I got my own place.
 

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The location is certainly convenient for your girlfriend's work but not so convenient for turning up the bass. You don't want to annoy her boss or his brother. ;)
 
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