"Sorry, I just looked up the local noise ordinances, and discovered I shouldn't
be doing this, so I'll stop. Hey I've stocked up on some beers and I can throw
some chicken and steak on the grill, c'mon over tonight."
The local noise ordinance must give way to exigent circumstances.
If the generator is running because of a neighborhood power failure,
violation of a noise ordinance, designed for normal times, cannot be
On Sun, 10 Feb 2008 22:12:04 -0500, "Stormin Mormon"
Heck, just pipe the exhaust eight inches below lake level -directly
into the water. You will not need anything but pipe of size and elbow.
Amazing how quite. You can even see the exhaust bubbles burst :)
Boats. etc.. exhaust the same way with less noise.
Exclude air boats...
Yes, under certain conditions: For example you have a medical condition that
requires air conditioning, foodstuffs that risk spoilage, a business to run,
such as keeping up with your Ebay auctions.
It's a balancing test: your life, comfort, or livelihood vs. irritating your
neighbors (who might not even be home).
The neighbors beef is with the utility company, not you.
The utility company will promptly fix the problem by delivering ear plugs.
It was just last week, I believe, that a guy in Florida shot and killed
his neighbor - the issue was grass
grown too high. Last time our power was out, for three days, was
relatively stressful only due to the
power outage. Add in something really serious, like a home destroyed,
and tempers won't be what
they are on a good day.
About a week ago in my condo, I heard a man yelling in the atrium. I
muted the TV to listen, but the
noise stopped. Turned out the lights to tiptoe to the window and take a
look...a guy on the front walk
was standing there waving his arms at me. He turned and went back
toward the atrium, so I went to
the door to see what was wrong. He made a sarcastic comment about a
vehicle blocking a parking space
and there not being enough parking. I asked which vehicle was a problem
and he told me the one on
the end (MINE). So I went out and moved it........must have had my
brain somewhere else when I parked.
It had been just over the line, not a reserved spot, and the place he
parked had two empty spots right
next to it.
Then, the night of Super Bowl, another neighbor had a party ..... five
guys, very drunk. One left the party
before the others and heaved a concrete doughnut from the sprinkler
through his pal's kitchen window.
The owner was drunk AND pissed, the the remaining crew discussed the
problem for about an hour.
Cop came. Good for the drunks it was a patient old cop, because nobody
wan't to give the cop
ID information on the perp. Owner decided not to sign a complaint, cop
left. The remaining drunks
discussed the problem for another 1/2 hour......owner yelling about beer
spilled on his rug, his sofa.
His daughter is a decorator who furnished his place very nicely.
Couldn't have happened to a better
person :o) This is an expensive, low-class neighborhood . If you have
money, give it away and
don't leave your kids a trust fund :o)
My point is, it wouldn't surprise me to hear that someone gets shot for
running a generator too late or
too long. I had a brief stand-off once over a parking space at the
grocery store before a blizzard. I
wasn't going to back up, but I don't carry a gun :o) Had to get bread
and milk and get ready for three
days with no travel.
I took my generator to a car muffler shop and had them weld on a motor
home/RV generator muffler. This quiets it down quite a bit, but still noisy.
Can get rid of more noise by sticking generator in an enclosure.
"dbasedos" wrote in message
On Sun, 10 Feb 2008 12:45:31 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
clean air intake and also unrestricted air exhaust. With a real muffler
you might be able to also pipe the exhaust outside the enclosure.
Also, if you offer to supply their electricity I doubt they will complain.
I also seriously doubt that any police officer would enforce the noise
ordinance in an emergency situation. I don't recall any writeups here in
Springfield last year during the ice storm and many had their generators
running 24/7 until electricity was restored.
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