Gotta learn to pick your battles. Disconnect it for a few days- they'll
get bored and move on. Any real visitors will figure it out and knock.
Too bad Google group search is broken- this very topic comes up 3-4
times a year, and the general opinion is that the few moments of
satisfaction are not worth what the lawyer costs, and the jail time.
Our doorbell broke soon after we moved here in 1981. Fixed it for a year
but it broke again (power surge) last June. People that know us know to
come to the side door anyway. Probably won't replace it again.
Contact this person. Doorbell jokesters, pesky politicians, Halloween
pests, Amway Idiots, Jehovah's Witnesses, etc. One tool does it all.
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1) Go down to your nearest farm supply store and buy a low cost
electric fence charger. A proven technology with little aftereffect on
the protagonist. Take the button out of the circuit, of course.
2) Connect your door bell to an X10 device to turn on the porch
(whatever) light. Try to avoid the temptation to use a hidden blasting
3) Install multiple phony door bell buttons, some lighted, others
4) Place a sticky coated mat where the perp would stand to push the
button. Roofing tar is cheap...
This sounds like a troll, and if you do this you could end up in
Why not place a hidden video camera pointing toward the doorball.
Hook camera to a VCR or other recording device, and keep the camera
turned on till you catch them. Then just show the video to their
parents or the police.
While I dont recommend this, you could actually connect a wire to a
large battery operated capacitor discharge circuit. (such as a
livestock or dog electric fence controller). This is not lethal, but
still could get you in trouble when the postman, the police, or anyone
else touches it.
many years ago i tired of a knick knocker , tow brothers who became a
So I found a old halloween mask and waited while they approached, the
younger one couldnt of been more than 5.
I waited behind the door came out growling and scared the kid to
death, he went running down the street screaming with me in close
his dad came out wondering what was up./
I told dad of his kids activities, and dad apologized.
perhaps 20 years later the family wasv moving the son now in his 20s
back from college asked me if i rembered it.
The brothers did they said their backsides sure did:)
Nice family and a fun ending:)
One of the better things about growing older is following past neighbors,
friends and their kids to see what is happening. One gal we lived near had
a very busy daughter who pulled pranks on us neighbors continually. She was
a smart kid, but a bit of a hellion, as they say. Her poor Mom was always
grounding her, spanking her and later on, hiding the keys to the car. The
girl is now a full Colonel in the military and is being considered for a
General rank. Her mother enjoys telling people that she'll one of the
privileged few who can brag about having spanked the butt of a General.
I had a night light plugged into the 110V outlet on the front porch.
The kids kept stealing them, I finally covered the sides with grease
from the grease gun, and it lasted until I wired the porch lights with a
motion detector. I think I also might have glued it, I don't remember
if I did that our not. I thought about running some small wires from
the prongs to the side but decided I'd probably better not do that. The
motion detectors wired to the porch lights and the lights under the
carport seem have solved a lot of problems.
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