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Re: neighbors new air/heat conditioning unit..... noise


@stevieb wrote:

@occasionalrain wrote:

Assuming it's a heat pump and there is a quieter  brand now,  while construction is in progress, is the time to speak with them. Better still, send them a registered letter which will let them know you will not tolerate it.


This strikes me as a sure fire way to pretty much ensure the matter escalates to an unfriendly level... It is not incumbent upon them to replace their heat pump because a quieter model might now be available and their neighbor doesn't like their old one... There are some things it isn't within our purview to decide or to state we 'won't tolerate'. I'd try to keep it friendly, which would seem more likely to net the desired result...


Agreed.  Sounds like the first 10 minutes of an episode of "Fear Thy Neighbor".

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@occasionalrain wrote:

The issue is subject to time and an added nuisance. The OP has written that for 24 years there has been none of this noise. A standard has been established; the neighbors have violated that standard. I would never pay for their problem. If I'm paying it will be for a lawsuit. It doesn't matter if I win or lose, the cost to them would be more than just fixing their noise nuisance. 

I've always liked the Monroe Doctrine.


And this  attitude is one of the many problems of our society these days.


They can make you pay for the costs if you lose which you will- in fact, your lawsuit will probably be thrown out before it goes anywhere because it is frivolous and you cannot prove any violation of laws. Simply stating that a person did not hear noise like that for 24 years and now they do is laughable and a judge will toss that in the trash. 

 

SMH

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Thanks 


@HappyDaze wrote:

@occasionalrain wrote:

The issue is subject to time and an added nuisance. The OP has written that for 24 years there has been none of this noise. A standard has been established; the neighbors have violated that standard. I would never pay for their problem. If I'm paying it will be for a lawsuit. It doesn't matter if I win or lose, the cost to them would be more than just fixing their noise nuisance. 

I've always liked the Monroe Doctrine.


And this  attitude is one of the many problems of our society these days.


They can make you pay for the costs if you lose which you will- in fact, your lawsuit will probably be thrown out before it goes anywhere because it is frivolous and you cannot prove any violation of laws. Simply stating that a person did not hear noise like that for 24 years and now they do is laughable and a judge will toss that in the trash. 

 

SMH


Are you an attorney, a judge? 

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@SeaMaiden  It must be a heat pump.  The compressor on them runs 24/7/365 and they're loud.  My sister has a townhouse with one and it's in the back right next to her patio, making it impossible to sit outside.   I wouldn't have one of those things. 

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I'd get those ear plugs, then comfort myself with thoughts of his electric bill.

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I've lived in my townhouse community for many years.  We all have heat pumps.  I've never heard of any of them running 24/7/365.

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Re: neighbors new air/heat conditioning unit..... noise


@SeaMaiden wrote:

@occasionalrain wrote:

Assuming it's a heat pump and there is a quieter  brand now,  while construction is in progress, is the time to speak with them. Better still, send them a registered letter which will let them know you will not tolerate it.


@occasionalrain   I am going to go over there today when the work crew and boss is there and discuss it with him.  See if he will talk to the owners about installing it. Start there... and hopefully I will not have to take further steps. We have been neighbors for 24 years.. we are not close, but, friendly hello etc.. friendly.


  You can't be serious.

  This is the type of thing that starts neighborhood wars.

  No offense, but it is crossing boundaries to take it upon yourself to speak to their contractor.

 

  That's way out of bounds, IMHO.

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Thanks for all the comments.  Do not want this to become a "hot" issue between  some of you.  I will think about what I want to do....see if I can get use to  the noise for a while...go from there. 

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Why would it be running all day long?  My ac kicks on and off throughout the day.  I live in a development and I hear my own plus my neighbors' units kicking on.  It's not a noise that bothers me and while it happens throughout the day, it's not constant.

 

Let me say this.  If my neighbor came over and told me my ac unit was bothering them while they were outside, I honestly think I would laugh and shut the door.