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Old 03-07-2003, 11:07 PM   #1
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I'll try to make this brief, but I need advice. I live in a nice quiet neighborhood, ........that is until my next door neighbors moved in. The guy rented a little bulldozer and went to town with a chainsaw, cutting trees and moving earth, I thought he was putting in a pool. Then Christmas came. He and his wife are in second marriages and there are anywhere from 8 to 13 kids involved. (Ages 6-15) Can't be sure how many really. They gave the kids THREE four wheelers for Christmas and daddy wasn't building a pool, but a four wheeler race track that encircles their property. 3 kids at a time are ROARING around the yard. They get tired and three more come out. It goes until well after dark. Apparently, as long as they do it from 7am until 11pm it is not against the law. The police are happy if they can just keep these unsupervised kids off the roads. The sound is so loud in my house! I have a 3 year old daughter that has been woken up. I can't hear the TV. Probablyt stressing my fish too! What would you do???? My ideas are illegal and involve sugar and sand. :evil:
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Old 03-08-2003, 12:15 AM   #2
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OUCH :shock:

Thats a tuff one Jim...
I myself am a dirtbiker but a very gracious one...
I would not subject neighbors to that kind of punishment... thats why mother nature made "woods"....

Heres my thoughts... :roll:
Normally people are only tolerant to noise that "they" create.... you just need to find the noise that "they" aint creating that makes them crazy.... :lol:

For Example ;

1) Very Loud "bad music" (nothing they want to hear... )
2) Repetitive Car Horn ( for no reason and staring at house while beeping )
3)My favorite A "bigger, louder" bike in your yard... may I suggest a " Honda CR250/custom exhaust) 8) Very fun
4) Chainsaw ... dont need to be cutting wood, just revving at their dinner time

I have a few more if you need ideas....

Good Luck.... ya gonna need it
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Old 03-08-2003, 12:44 AM   #3
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Man, am I glad I'm not in your shoes. I'd already be in jail awiaiting trial on murder charges. Whew :twisted:
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heheh....maybe some Barry Manilow from my deck speakers?? Funny. They have a lot of people pissed besides me. Hopefully something will give, can I check plantedtank from prison?????
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I'm thinking, LYNCH MOB :twisted: with Barry Manilow as the war song! :evil:
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Old 03-08-2003, 03:04 PM   #6
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Forget Manilow! We had some downstairs neighbors a few years back that used to start up their radio 7:30am on Sunday mornings. We would flip the speakers to the floor and play the following:
1. The KLF- Doctorin' the Tardis- Very Annoying!! Gary Glitter's
Rock and Roll Part 2 meets Dr. Who (get it on Kazza!)
2. A sound effects CD- We played trains, storms and, (this won't work for
you) A 90cc Vespa scooter.
3. ABBA- Waterloo- can you be more obnoxious!
Take it form an expert, after several hours of this anyone will cease and desist!
Everyone here is light years ahead of me in planted tank know how, but when it comes to annoying....
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Old 03-19-2003, 11:20 AM   #7
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Anything by Kenny G. If that doesn't do it nothing will :P . If the other neighbors are as annoyed as you are maybe send a letter with everyones sig. That will let them know they are getting on everyone's nerves. Let the know how their actions are impacting you. Then maybe a compromise can be reached. Good luck
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Old 03-19-2003, 12:58 PM   #8
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bad neighbors are always a fear in military housing. First off are the younger kids on these unsupervized? Some states have laws about age limits and helmets. The letter is a good idea check zonig as well. there are a lot of legal nooses that are just waiting for a throat. It could even be something on rec vechiles. Have you talked with the parents? sometimes this is the best first step. All else fails I know a few nasty things involoving condoms and bleach! very bad mix in a gas tank. Dangerous!!!!!
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Why not politely ask them to install quit mufflers on the machines? They probably have a cheap off road muffler on there that gives them more power but is far too loud. If it is the factory muffler (Highly unlikely as they are rarely that loud) then ask them to look into some quieter mufflers. It won't be silent, but at least won't be so loud as to completely distrupt your life.

Just do it in a nice way. Walk up and express some interest in the machines. Ask them what kind they are. How fast can they go. Pretend to be interested in them. Just think, if it is his hobby, he isn't going to give it up. If somehow, your planted tank was disrupting him and he asked you to just get rid of it, or threw a gallon of chlorine in your tank, how pissed would you be?
My car has a very loud off road exhaust but I am very careful as I leave and enter my subdivision. There's nothing worse than neighbors that hate your guts.
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