Waking the baby with his noisy tool

I am wondering if anyone can give me some advice. My husband has this tool that makes a clicking sound everytime he turns it. He said he can not stop the noise. I'm getting angry because that noise wakes the baby. He's always working on his car in the attached garage which is right next to the baby's room. It seems he is always using that annoying thing. He named the thing "rat shit". My husband is weird, so I can see how he got that dumb name for it. I think giving tools names is really bizarre, but that's just how my husband is. Besides that, there are probably rats in that garage because he has so much car junk in there, so I dont doubt some rat really shit on that damn tool. I wish the rat would have eaten it or taken it to it's nest. All I ever hear is click click click, then the baby starts hollaring. Either that tool goes, or he gets a quiet one, or else he is going to have to go to his friends garage to work on cars. I've had it !
If anyone knows what this tool thing is, do they make quiet ones that dont click? I'll get him one for Christmas, and then I can throw the noisy one in the trash. If you dont know what it is, I know he puts these round things on it and has a whole box full of different sizes. He calls those things socks its. (more of his weird naming stuff). They dont look anything like socks.
Monica S.
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On Sun, 18 Nov 2007 19:27:20 -0600, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Oh for cripes sake !!!
Just to let you know, they are called Ratchets and Sockets. These are the names they have from the manufacturer, not a name your husband gave them.
I really can not understand how a ratchet can irritate anyone or particularly wake a baby, even without a wall in between. I think you are overly sensitive. I'd like to recommend therapy but without actually seeing and hearing the situation I wont say anymore. For all I know, he has a really noisy ratchet, even though I have never heard any of them to be more than a quiet click and dont know how one could get loud. I suggest you go to a tool store and spin a ratchet in the store. Is it as loud? If he was running power tools I could see a possible noise issue, but a ratchet? Give me a break !
Another suggestion, you can buy sound proofing material at many building centers. Put some on the shared wall between the babys bedroom and garage. I've never installed any, but I think it just glues on. (Of course if it uses a caulking gun for the glue, I suppose you'll find that too loud too !). I think some women just look for things to complain about..... I'm glad I married one who only complains when there is a real problem, like when our water heater sprung a leak. and I was complaining about that too.
I wish you luck in your marriage. I think you'll need it.
Bill
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On Nov 18, 8:27 pm, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

If I were lewd, I would suggest that you tell your husband that if he does his work out in the garage without waking up the baby, then you will "_____________<fill in the blank>___________". Then he'll be quiet. But since I'm not lewd, I won't suggest it.
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

It is a rat shit wench. Just be glad that he doesn't have an air wench. They are really noisy. And sometimes if he has a hard time loosening nuts he uses Liquid Wench.
-Anon (I wouldn't admit to posting this crap)
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On Sun, 18 Nov 2007 19:27:20 -0600, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Some "cockin guns" click when you pull the trigger.
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Obviously a joke post. No ratchet is loud enough to wake a baby.

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