"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-24-2014, 08:06 PM   #1
Executive Chef
 
Mad Cook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: North West England
Posts: 4,153
Disturbing the Peace

It's one o'clock in the morning.

The tenants next door have been playing very loud music since 10pm.

Their house is a good 30 feet away from mine and I have double glazing and I can still hear the noise. The row is appalling. Fortunately I could sleep through the end of the world (Mother once vacuumed my bedroom while I was asleep in it and I didn't stir!) so it won't bother me but heaven help the neighbours on the other side who are nearer!

I could go and make a fuss now but I think I'll wait and go round at 7.30 in the morning (Sunday - Evil cackle! ) and ring their bell until they are all wide awake!
__________________

__________________
Donít look for the light at the end of the tunnel. Stomp along and switch the bl**dy thing on yourself.
Mad Cook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2014, 08:21 PM   #2
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pacanis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW PA
Posts: 18,751
I get used to white noise pretty easily. I'm not far from the local event place and have been hearing gawdawful local bands playing all day. Well, not really *hearing* them, but knowing they are playing. The TV drowns them out when I am inside.
__________________

__________________
Give us this day our daily bacon.
pacanis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2014, 10:35 AM   #3
Executive Chef
 
CraigC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4,785
My city has an 11:00 PM cut off for annoying noise. Silence is just a phone call away.
__________________
Emeralds are real Gems! C. caninus & C. Batesii.
CraigC is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2014, 01:31 PM   #4
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Zhizara's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 12,537
For white noise, I can often use a box fan turned up high. Unfortunately, it doesn't help with the construction going on next door.

They are using a cherry picker to work on a large rehabilitation project with all day beep, beep... as they move it around. Weekends too!! Grrrrrr.
__________________

If you can't see the bright side of life, polish the dull side.
Zhizara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2014, 01:37 PM   #5
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 16,856
I've called the police more than once on noisy neighbors. They don't have a right to disturb the peace after a certain hour. Don't remember what that is; it hasn't happened for a long time now.
__________________
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller
GotGarlic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2014, 02:13 PM   #6
Master Chef
 
Kayelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: south central coast/California
Posts: 9,878
I had the same reoccurring problem years ago and I called the cops often. The neighbor asked me if I would call him first before the cops the next time and gave me his phone number. That worked, and I did.
__________________
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but rather by the moments that take our breath away.

Kayelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2014, 06:41 PM   #7
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pacanis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW PA
Posts: 18,751
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zhizara View Post
For white noise, I can often use a box fan turned up high. Unfortunately, it doesn't help with the construction going on next door.

They are using a cherry picker to work on a large rehabilitation project with all day beep, beep... as they move it around. Weekends too!! Grrrrrr.
My neighbor a couple doors down has a concrete business. Sometimes I hear him using his skidsteer at 5:00 AM to move stuff around. It has the backup warning too. Of course, since I'm up anyway, what do I care I can't speak for the lady in-between us
__________________
Give us this day our daily bacon.
pacanis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014, 12:08 PM   #8
Executive Chef
 
Roll_Bones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Southeast US
Posts: 2,838
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kayelle View Post
I had the same reoccurring problem years ago and I called the cops often. The neighbor asked me if I would call him first before the cops the next time and gave me his phone number. That worked, and I did.
Good arrangement and saves a silly call to the police who should be doing more beneficial things like eating donuts and pulling over people that had a glass of wine with dinner.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Cook View Post
It's one o'clock in the morning.

The tenants next door have been playing very loud music since 10pm.

Their house is a good 30 feet away from mine and I have double glazing and I can still hear the noise. The row is appalling. Fortunately I could sleep through the end of the world (Mother once vacuumed my bedroom while I was asleep in it and I didn't stir!) so it won't bother me but heaven help the neighbours on the other side who are nearer!

I could go and make a fuss now but I think I'll wait and go round at 7.30 in the morning (Sunday - Evil cackle! ) and ring their bell until they are all wide awake!
I imagine its very annoying and everyone deserves peace and quite.
Is this the first time they annoyed you?
Have you had previous issues with noise from the same tenant.

If this was the first time and other wise they are good neighbors, a discussion today should be all it takes to get this problem solved.
The occasional party with loud music would be tolerated by me, as long as they were not playing country music.

Seriously, If they are repeat offenders than by all means use whatever you have at your disposal to stop it.
__________________
Roll_Bones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014, 12:41 PM   #9
Honey Badger
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,284
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Cook View Post
It's one o'clock in the morning.

The tenants next door have been playing very loud music since 10pm.

Their house is a good 30 feet away from mine and I have double glazing and I can still hear the noise. The row is appalling. Fortunately I could sleep through the end of the world (Mother once vacuumed my bedroom while I was asleep in it and I didn't stir!) so it won't bother me but heaven help the neighbours on the other side who are nearer!

I could go and make a fuss now but I think I'll wait and go round at 7.30 in the morning (Sunday - Evil cackle! ) and ring their bell until they are all wide awake!
Don't you just luv neighbors like that?Mother's day this year lasted with the people living behind us for 3 days.They start at 2pm end it around 3am..Every weekend somebody is always having a loud wall thumping party going on.My son now parks his diesel under or close to bedroom windows.Lets it idle long enough at 5am to wake them up.

Twice this week other neighbors have complained to me about the people behind me, Mother's day festivities.The cops don't show up. I told them what my son has been doing.They want to rent him and his truck the next time it happens.
__________________
If your with me that's great. If not. Get out of my way.
Chef Munky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014, 12:49 PM   #10
Executive Chef
 
CraigC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4,785
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roll_Bones View Post
Good arrangement and saves a silly call to the police who should be doing more beneficial things like eating donuts and pulling over people that had a glass of wine with dinner.



I imagine its very annoying and everyone deserves peace and quite.
Is this the first time they annoyed you?
Have you had previous issues with noise from the same tenant.

If this was the first time and other wise they are good neighbors, a discussion today should be all it takes to get this problem solved.
The occasional party with loud music would be tolerated by me, as long as they were not playing country music.

Seriously, If they are repeat offenders than by all means use whatever you have at your disposal to stop it.
Ever have a Mariachi band wake you at 3:00 AM or try to deal with a belligerent, stupid drunk neighbor? Call the police and the neighbor has no clue who called them.
__________________

__________________
Emeralds are real Gems! C. caninus & C. Batesii.
CraigC is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.