Yeah, I had a neighbor like that once. Even had the nerve to bring me homemade
jelly for Christmas presents, like I was on welfare or something and couldn't go
to the store. Bastard.
Build a big fence around your yard (preferably at least 8' tall) so you don't
have to look at all his yard with all that zoyzia and other stuff (neighbors
like that love to put on airs and plant lots of flowers and other
hoighty-toighty stuff in their yard).
Get a big dog and chain him out front of the house -- that'll keep him from
trespassing in your yard and acting all touchy-feely. Pile the dog poop
against the fence between your yards, preferably on his side. That'll drown out
some of the smell from that stupid outdoor cooking.
Call the neighbor and complain whenever he does something that pisses you off.
Most people are home from midnight to five in the morning, so that's the best
time to call. Oh, and be sure to call the cops and complain about the neighbor
as often as possible -- they're not doing anything 'cept eating donuts anyhow,
so make 'em earn their keep.
Well by the laws of Murphy I fix one thing another breaks. Just got my
back flow assembly replaced last week. This morning I noticed the
sound of water flowing through pipes in my back yard. It was my
irrigation system. One of the selenoid valves is not closing properly.
I know nothing about these valves assemblies. Could it be only the
selenoid or is it likely the whole assembly? Is current supplied when
the valve is open or closed?
Normally solenoid valves "fail closed" if it's the solenoid itself. I suspect
either the controller has failed (permanently sending power to that particular
zone) or the solenoid valve assembly has gone belly up. Quick check with the
voltmeter will tell the tale...
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