The moan about your neighbours thread - Stool Bloke returns...

Fed up talking videogames? Why?

Frame your neighbours for murder to get rid of them

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Yes,they can rot in prison for disturbing my peace.
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No,invite them round for tea and monopoly.
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by Victor Mildew » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:29 pm

Look let's all just agree that I'm right as usual and move on.

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by Green Gecko » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:27 pm

Lol, putting up pictures. I can tell you as a professional that doesn't take any time at all if you are doing it right.

If you are repositioning the picture and drilling into concrete with a hammer action masonry drill over and over again because you don't measure anything, or repeatedly drilling a hole that is far too big because you don't understand anchors, or driving a single nail repeatedly bending it with about 20 blows from the wrist using a bloody claw hammer, then yes, it can take all evening, but those people are idiots.

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by Jenuall » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:30 pm

Oh yeah people who take ages over relatively simple DIY tasks are definitely morons!

Putting up pictures was just an example of a common DIY task that is undertaken irrespective of whether a home is new or old!

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by Moggy » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:31 pm

Drumstick wrote:I'll stick up for Ad here, I also own a new build and have a DIY neighbour. It's annoying but also a little comical. Also he doesn't start at the break of dawn either.


I'd agree it'd annoy me to hear it, but as long as it's in the daytime then there's not really anything to moan about.

If it's early in the morning or late at night then it should be grounds for capital punishment.

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by Green Gecko » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:39 pm

Yes but the main reason for DIY noise isn't the noise itself, it's how long it takes, and how skill fully it is or isn't performed.

For example, you can cut wood perfectly well and quietly in under a minute with a handsaw. You can cut something once with a chopsaw or you can cut it 10 times in the wrong place. You can use blunt tools that take 10x longer to make a cut or you can needlessly apply 10 tiny fixings to the same 2 feet or so when one or two larger screws would do the same thing in a fraction of the time.

So competency definitely comes into it and general lack of planning, so it takes months to fix or construct something fairly simple rather than a day or so or constantly reversing and re-doing work.

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by Drumstick » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:43 pm

Jenuall wrote:Oh yeah people who take ages over relatively simple DIY tasks are definitely morons!

Putting up pictures was just an example of a common DIY task that is undertaken irrespective of whether a home is new or old!

OK, slight miscommunication here.

If someone is, as Ad implied, at it every single day then they are probably not doing simple DIY tasks, which I have assumed is the case. Yes of course it is fine for people to be doing "normal" menial things like hanging pictures.

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Drumstick wrote:No noise from pressure wash neighbour yet either, although he was banging away with a hammer for several hours yesterday, at what I don't know, which led me to say the following to my wife, loud enough for him to hear:

"How, HOW can one guy need that many nails?"

It stopped shortly after.

He was building a massive(!) flowerbed along the edge of his garden. That sort of thing I would class as "not simple".

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by Drumstick » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:45 pm

Moggy wrote:
Drumstick wrote:I'll stick up for Ad here, I also own a new build and have a DIY neighbour. It's annoying but also a little comical. Also he doesn't start at the break of dawn either.


I'd agree it'd annoy me to hear it, but as long as it's in the daytime then there's not really anything to moan about.

If it's early in the morning or late at night then it should be grounds for capital punishment.

What are your start/finish cut-off times?

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by Jenuall » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:46 pm

Drumstick wrote:
Jenuall wrote:Oh yeah people who take ages over relatively simple DIY tasks are definitely morons!

Putting up pictures was just an example of a common DIY task that is undertaken irrespective of whether a home is new or old!

OK, slight miscommunication here.

If someone is, as Ad implied, at it every single day then they are probably not doing simple DIY tasks, which I have assumed is the case. Yes of course it is fine for people to be doing "normal" menial things like hanging pictures.

Example:

Drumstick wrote:No noise from pressure wash neighbour yet either, although he was banging away with a hammer for several hours yesterday, at what I don't know, which led me to say the following to my wife, loud enough for him to hear:

"How, HOW can one guy need that many nails?"

It stopped shortly after.

He was building a massive(!) flowerbed along the edge of his garden. That sort of thing I would class as "not simple".

I've got no problem with the core argument that "too much DIY noise is annoying" - I fully support that, particularly if it is happening at unsociable times.

My only real disagreement was with the concept that living in a new development should in some way make you immune from DIY noise - I think people who live in both old and new houses have just as much scope for being twats and making lots of noise! :lol:

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by Victor Mildew » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:51 pm

Remember I've got strawberry float all to complain about in the real world, so someone making any sort of noise that intrudes on my silence is automatically the worst thing in the world and punishable by death.

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by Moggy » Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:06 pm

Drumstick wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Drumstick wrote:I'll stick up for Ad here, I also own a new build and have a DIY neighbour. It's annoying but also a little comical. Also he doesn't start at the break of dawn either.


I'd agree it'd annoy me to hear it, but as long as it's in the daytime then there's not really anything to moan about.

If it's early in the morning or late at night then it should be grounds for capital punishment.

What are your start/finish cut-off times?


1.00pm until 1.10pm.

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by Victor Mildew » Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:08 pm

Yazz.

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by Moggy » Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:11 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:Yazz.


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by Victor Mildew » Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:13 pm

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by Victor Mildew » Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:12 pm

Pretty sure I can hear the bass line from 'it wasn't me' by shaggy. Sounds like we've got a potential hot tub situation nearby :toot:

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by Prototype » Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:14 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:Pretty sure I can hear the bass line from 'it wasn't me' by shaggy. Sounds like we've got a potential hot tub situation nearby :toot:


Send Drumstick round to shut that gooseberry fool down.

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by Drumstick » Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:37 pm

Prototype wrote:
Victor Mildew wrote:Pretty sure I can hear the bass line from 'it wasn't me' by shaggy. Sounds like we've got a potential hot tub situation nearby :toot:

Send Drumstick round to shut that gooseberry fool down.

:lol:

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:38 pm

Stinks of weed here. AGAIN. How much contact do you have to have with it to show up in a drugs test?

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by Knoyleo » Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:43 pm

Anyone else use Nextdoor? It's supposed to be like a local neighbourhood message board thing. Along side people with Ring doorbells posting photos of everyone who's approached their front door and asking if anybody knows them, it occasionally turns up stuff like this...

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:lol: :fp:

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by Tsunade » Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:06 pm

The lady downstairs is feeding the stray cats of the estate with a small pot that she fills with food and a lid that she puts fresh water into every day. These strays have been around for ages and shes been feeding them since she first moved in with her husband about 8 months ago now. Lately shes put the food near to the back door because its sheltered "and I dont want the poor kitties to get wet". No one has had any problems with her feeding them. Till now.

Now I have old git living across from this woman. Hes the old meaning twit who lives below me who has to know everyone's business all the time. I had a delivery come, and i went outside to talk to the delivery driver because something had gone wrong with our order. Old git comes out to be nosy, realises I'm coming back in and starts complaining that she shouldn't be feeding the cats because he doesn't want them there. Now she comes out asking if the cats were there. As soon as he saw her, his demeanour changed from old whiner to old bastard. He looked at her as if she had stood in something rotten and said in his gruffest voice "I have a letter for you" before marching into his flat. I ran back upstairs to my flat to get away from any arguing (that and if I stayed he would have been trying to get me to argue too).

I went out the back today. The bowls have been moved.

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by Victor Mildew » Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:34 pm

Half past 10 and someone is out kicking a football about in the road :fp:

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