Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 26 to 50 of 94
  1. #26
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Summit North
    Posts
    5,966
    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Don't be a fucking narc. His new backyard sounds pretty sweet. Maybe say something like hey, I like what you did with the place, but did you check the setback laws? I can hear your AC from every room in my house. I don't wanna be an asshole and get the city involved, but I think it needs to go back in your backyard.
    So, your response is basically to call him out on the noisy AC and threaten him (by getting the city involved) if he doesnít comply?

    Nice move buddy...
    Alpental Indigenous

  2. #27
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Left Field
    Posts
    46,766
    Quote Originally Posted by KQ View Post

    This was the range war to end all range wars IMO:

    Washington state man bulldozes neighbors’ homes in a fit of rage
    Well not quite.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zRs...&frags=pl%2Cwn

  3. #28
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Summit North
    Posts
    5,966

    Good Statutes Make Good Neighbors?

    Wouldnít play for me, was that the Granby, CO killdozer?
    Alpental Indigenous

  4. #29
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Left Field
    Posts
    46,766
    Yeah it was. It's not the best video anyways.

  5. #30
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Summit North
    Posts
    5,966
    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Yeah it was. It's not the best video anyways.
    I think there was a long read about this (and the whole back story) a while back, maybe in the Atlantic?
    Alpental Indigenous

  6. #31
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Posts
    4,901
    Breaking teh codes and ruining neighbors quietude is where the psy-ops started. Must play the same game only better to win.

  7. #32
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    On Vacation for the Duration
    Posts
    11,301
    Like what Ice said, dogs die, kids move, but neighbors will always be there. For better or worse depending how you handle it. Humans feel a shock to our senses with any change in our environment. Been there, done that. IME, in one year you won't hear it or see it. Move on.
    thnx Capt. Chuck Shunstrom

    A few people feel the rain. Most people just get wet.

  8. #33
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    The Bull City
    Posts
    3,765
    It would be a shame if that noisy AC unit were to suddenly fail and they had to replace it with a modern quieter one..
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

  9. #34
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Mostly the Elks, mostly.
    Posts
    294
    Talk to him.

    He needs to know it bothers you and deserves a chance to remedy it. Seems the decent thing to do.

  10. #35
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    truckee
    Posts
    10,571
    Quote Originally Posted by wooley12 View Post
    Like what Ice said, dogs die, kids move, but neighbors will always be there. For better or worse depending how you handle it. Humans feel a shock to our senses with any change in our environment. Been there, done that. IME, in one year you won't hear it or see it. Move on.
    In a year it will sound louder. Too many assholes get away with too much shit because people are afraid to stand up to them. It's certainly worth talking to the neighbor--hinting that there's more than just the AC that the city can flag so best to move it--or maybe a sound-damping enclosure?

  11. #36
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    On Vacation for the Duration
    Posts
    11,301
    Not been my experience. But I don't think that I've ever posted in the "Things that annoy you" thread. You seem to be a regular. I could be wrong. Took my wife 2 years to not see our neighbors 20' dia. solid aluminum dish sat tv antenna mounted 15' above the ground that he put on the lot line.
    thnx Capt. Chuck Shunstrom

    A few people feel the rain. Most people just get wet.

  12. #37
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Summit North
    Posts
    5,966

    Good Statutes Make Good Neighbors?

    Iíve got to 2nd (or whatever weíre up to at this point) Icemangís psy-ops suggestion. A little social engineering and manipulation is called for when the person in question has already displayed contempt of their neighbors and local building codes...
    Alpental Indigenous

  13. #38
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    livin the dream
    Posts
    3,488
    The best solution for him is to replace the AC with a new one.

    Complain about the noise to him in an honest, respectful way. Try to get him to come to that solution himself. Ask him how old the unit is.... What is his electrical bill... Give him a name / number of a buddy that does HVAC....



    Sent from my iPhone using TGR Forums
    Best Skier on the Mountain
    Self-Certified
    1992 - 2012
    Squaw Valley, USA

  14. #39
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Tejas
    Posts
    5,588
    Quote Originally Posted by PassTheDutchie View Post
    So my next door neighbor spent a shit-ton of $ over the spring creating a monstrosity of a backyard--pool, bricked patio, natural gas fire pit, the works.
    I dunno. If that were my neighbor I think I'd show up to his front door with a giant case of beer and a pool float! Sounds like he just built quite the oasis for you to hang out at. I miss having party neighbors I'd bbq and chill with every weekend. All my new neighbors are really nice, but almost toooo quiet.

    Good thing about your neighbor is that even if you're not a fan of the changes, it DOES kind of give you a bit more license to do your thing too. You don't narc, they don't narc on you. It's all good. However, if you do start hanging out with him, I'm sure you could bring up the A/C in casual but polite conversation. This one's gonna take playing the long game to keep everyone happy and chill and a win/win is you'll get lots of beer drinking, burger flipping, and swimming in all summer long while you work toward your cause.

  15. #40
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Tejas
    Posts
    5,588
    Quote Originally Posted by nickwm21 View Post
    The best solution for him is to replace the AC with a new one.

    Complain about the noise to him in an honest, respectful way. Try to get him to come to that solution himself. Ask him how old the unit is.... What is his electrical bill... Give him a name / number of a buddy that does HVAC....
    Bingo. That's a good way to implement phase II of my plan outlined above.

  16. #41
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    On Vacation for the Duration
    Posts
    11,301
    I don't know the lot plan but how far would he have to move it and be compliant? 3'? Cost would not be a factor. That's how far I'd move it if a neighbor made me do it and I'd plan more parties for the first year. Sometimes shit happens and you have to live with it. It's time you knew. When I moved from the last house at the party our friends and neighbors gave us, the next door neighbor said, "Never saw you get mad in 28 years but I saw you get even a few times."

    Good luck, hope it works out for you.
    thnx Capt. Chuck Shunstrom

    A few people feel the rain. Most people just get wet.

  17. #42
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Sandy
    Posts
    1,104
    Quote Originally Posted by AustinFromSA View Post
    I dunno. If that were my neighbor I think I'd show up to his front door with a giant case of beer and a pool float! Sounds like he just built quite the oasis for you to hang out at. I miss having party neighbors I'd bbq and chill with every weekend. All my new neighbors are really nice, but almost toooo quiet.

    Good thing about your neighbor is that even if you're not a fan of the changes, it DOES kind of give you a bit more license to do your thing too. You don't narc, they don't narc on you. It's all good. However, if you do start hanging out with him, I'm sure you could bring up the A/C in casual but polite conversation. This one's gonna take playing the long game to keep everyone happy and chill and a win/win is you'll get lots of beer drinking, burger flipping, and swimming in all summer long while you work toward your cause.
    Agreed. I'm having a hard time imagining how loud this AC must be, but it could be so much worse. Like barking dogs 24/7, drug deals 10' from your house, or my current situation is some weirdo that creeps on kids and women in the neighborhood.

  18. #43
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Left Field
    Posts
    46,766
    nuke from orbit.

  19. #44
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    north aspect
    Posts
    43,572
    freedom thru superior firepower after negotiations fail
    bF
    Alpental Indigenous

  20. #45
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Posts
    4,901
    the reality is this might devolve into a Fargoesque situation

  21. #46
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Left Field
    Posts
    46,766
    you betcha

  22. #47
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    north aspect
    Posts
    43,572
    i got a wood chipper
    bF
    Alpental Indigenous

  23. #48
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    truckee
    Posts
    10,571
    Good acs aren't much better. It's not just the volume but the fact they turn on and off. Especially if you're trying to sleep with the windows open.

  24. #49
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    my own little world
    Posts
    2,339

    Good Statutes Make Good Neighbors?

    My neighbor has an alarm that goes off from 3:30am to 4:30am every morning. She isnít home. All windows are open cuz itís kind of a hot stretch and we donít have AC.

    Should I call the police? The FBI?

    My other neighbor has a big husky dog (pretty dog!) who he keeps chained to his front porch. It will occasionally howl all night. Like a goddamned wolf.

    Your neighbor put in a pool, you say?
    focus.

  25. #50
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    The Bull City
    Posts
    3,765
    Quote Originally Posted by Mustonen View Post
    My neighbor has an alarm that goes off from 3:30am to 4:30am every morning. She isn’t home. All windows are open cuz it’s kind of a hot stretch and we don’t have AC.

    Should I call the police? The FBI?

    My other neighbor has a big husky dog (pretty dog!) who he keeps chained to his front porch. It will occasionally howl all night. Like a goddamned wolf.

    Your neighbor put in a pool, you say?
    I have neighbors on both sides. Houses are 20 feet apart tops. Their A/C units are on the side of the house, both sides. Pretty sure they're totally legal too. Last place I lived homes are now going for 7 figures and there the A/C units were also on the side of the homes with around 30 feet between houses. What oasis does OP live in where A/C units have to be in the back?
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •