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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:29 am 
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Is there such a thing as running a warm-up track on your car's subwoofer when first starting your car? For the second time in two weekends I've been woken up by my neighbours car as it warms up. He has a remote starter on it, which is not the problem I think. There seems to be some crazy low-end rumbling that slowly gets faster. Is this the sub warming up?
If so, I am going to write him an anonymous note to give him a chance to turn it down. If it continues, I will contact the RCMP.
6:00 am on Saturday and Sunday is too early for that kind of crap!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:00 am 
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Tie the anonymous note to a rock and toss it through the window. He will know that you are serious.

Just a thought.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:39 am 
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Maybe he's playing one of the IASCA competition CD's after he starts his car?

That's gotta be quite annoying at those hours though :shock:


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i figured I'd be mature about it at first...give him the benefit of the doubt, but after a few gentle reminders...all bets are off!


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i figured I'd be mature about it at first...give him the benefit of the doubt, but after a few gentle reminders...all bets are off!

:wink: Good plan. Speak softly -- but carry a big stick!

A dispute with a stranger is one thing -- you don't have to see them again -- but entering into a dispute with a neighbour can be potentially burning a big bridge. I've seen ugly feuds between neighbours that began with things like this, and I would say to avoid them if possible.
Because:
(1) you have to face each other almost daily for years,
(2) you now have no "outs" when you require his tolerance (like having a big party or occasionally make your own noise),
(3) it's nice to be able to count on your neighbour to give you a hand with something one day.

I would probably have a friendly and good-humoured talk with him (being almost apologetic for bringing it up) and I'd just be honest and tell him it wakes me up on my days off. If he's a decent human being, he'll stop and you can still be good neighbours.

However, if the gentle approach fails and it continues, then the gauntlet has been dropped.
If you are forced to escalate, then call the cops each and every time -- they will log each call. If that doesn't get results, then simply videotape (preferably with an external mic) the time and noise level for each occasion (outdoor noise recordings are legal, but recording conversations without consent is not). While recording, you could add a sleepy-voiced commentary that notes the time and the fact that he's woken you up "again". This may help the police crank up the heat on a repeat call. I'm not sure if this type of disturbance would merit action in a civil case, but if it does, then you'll likely get a decision in your favour with the police reports and video.

Good luck!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:42 am 
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If the RCMP is anything there like they are in my town, they won't do anyhing but go to Timmy's and waste taxpayer money. You're better off calling Bylaw Services for noise. They can give fines and warnings.
The rock through the window works great as well.


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Problem went away after I left a note on his window.
I think he parks behind his building now...and at any rate I don't hear it anymore.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:14 am 
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lucky you!


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