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« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2011, 13:52:22 PM »

Have you tried catching the neighbour when they leave or arrive to/from work?

From that one site the suggestion is "If safety is not an issue, it is best to talk with your neighbour face-to-face".

This way they don't have the excuse of never having "seen" the letter. You know how often letters get blown away in the wind, stolen, eaten by the cat ...





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« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2011, 14:01:30 PM »

he works for himself, and in the two years i have lived there, i had seen him only once at his gate.  i cant even remember what he looks like.  the landlord doesnt have a good thing to say about him, and the landlord in general is quite useless.
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« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2011, 14:09:46 PM »

If all attempts to contact him fail (no business phone number?) then:

"You can write a formal letter that details the problem and why it can't be tolerated. If your neighbor is breaking any city law, tell him why this is not acceptable. Gather signatures from other neighbours, and landlord, if the issue is something that affects more than just you."

Give deadline in the letter then follow up by calling the police.

I do not advise damaging his property as this will weaken your position.




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« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2011, 14:45:17 PM »

i'll see.  dont know how much of a legal footing i have.  if all else fails, i will give the local fire dept a call and hear what is the status on sparking fences and fire hazards. 
my landlord is a spineless git, and that particular piece of fence is literally next to my cottage only.  which is why landlord gives a crap.  he is busier stealing my dogs away from me, which is a story for another day.
the neighbours behind me, their house is far away not to hear anything, and the guy who lives across from me, is a fat little greasy beta tester, and some people can sleep through a nuclear attack.  everybody else is too far away to hear the constant snapping.

i have left my business card on the bloke's fence, asking him to call me, which he did, and i explained the problem, and he said he will have it looked at, which hasnt happened in a week.  in my mind, if someone tells you that your fence is keeping them from their sleep, you make a plan, and soon.
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« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2011, 15:06:53 PM »

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I have enjoyed all the "arms-escalation" suggestions...

That's why you have to be just sneaky enough so that they think it MIGHT have been you, but are not sure.  Evil
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« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2011, 23:44:53 PM »

If you're an eye for an eye kinda guy like me, and willing to spend a few hours googling what I'm about to tell you, since I'm just giving the basics here, you'd want to give him some of his own medicine.

You will need:
1. 1 x old but still working microwave oven
2. 1 x set of tools including a screw driver
3. 1 x waveguide (basically a dish - google will tell you what you need)

Process:
1. Take the oven apart and re-assemble outside the enclosure
2. Locate the magnetron tube (which broadcasts microwaves at around 2 Ghz) and mount in centre of waveguide
3. Again leave a note at neighbour's door stating that his fence is messing up your tv signal
4. Wait til dark
5. Point magnetron/antenna at neighbour's TV antenna / dish
6. Stand well clear. As in make sure there is a wall between you and any other living thing within 30 metres and the tube. Unless you want your corneas to turn from clear to white like an egg that's cooking
7. Switch on and run your modified oven for around 5 minutes. You might hear your neighbour swear at SABC/Mnet/DSTV during this time
8. Wait an hour
9. Repeat process until he gets fence repairmen out

For maximum effect, schedule your "cooking" at the same time as the Springbok / NZ or Kaizer Chiefs / Pirates game, as applicable.

Ok, just joking! (It will work, but you might want to put your lawyer's number on speed dial, since it may not be very legal  Evil).

Your best bet is to get Icasa / Sentech involved. They don't like anyone broadcasting on their frequencies, even if it is only a fence.

Best of luck!!
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« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2011, 06:45:01 AM »

If you're an eye for an eye kinda guy like me, and willing to spend a few hours googling what I'm about to tell you, since I'm just giving the basics here, you'd want to give him some of his own medicine.

You will need:
1. 1 x old but still working microwave oven
2. 1 x set of tools including a screw driver
3. 1 x waveguide (basically a dish - google will tell you what you need)

Process:
1. Take the oven apart and re-assemble outside the enclosure
2. Locate the magnetron tube (which broadcasts microwaves at around 2 Ghz) and mount in centre of waveguide
3. Again leave a note at neighbour's door stating that his fence is messing up your tv signal
4. Wait til dark
5. Point magnetron/antenna at neighbour's TV antenna / dish
6. Stand well clear. As in make sure there is a wall between you and any other living thing within 30 metres and the tube. Unless you want your corneas to turn from clear to white like an egg that's cooking
7. Switch on and run your modified oven for around 5 minutes. You might hear your neighbour swear at SABC/Mnet/DSTV during this time
8. Wait an hour
9. Repeat process until he gets fence repairmen out

For maximum effect, schedule your "cooking" at the same time as the Springbok / NZ or Kaizer Chiefs / Pirates game, as applicable.

Ok, just joking! (It will work, but you might want to put your lawyer's number on speed dial, since it may not be very legal  Evil).

Your best bet is to get Icasa / Sentech involved. They don't like anyone broadcasting on their frequencies, even if it is only a fence.

Best of luck!!
This will have the serendipitous  side effect of sterilizing the bastard as well, so you won't have to put up with his cretinous offspring in the coming years.
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« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2011, 09:02:24 AM »

If you're an eye for an eye kinda guy like me, and willing to spend a few hours googling what I'm about to tell you, since I'm just giving the basics here, you'd want to give him some of his own medicine.

You will need:
1. 1 x old but still working microwave oven
2. 1 x set of tools including a screw driver
3. 1 x waveguide (basically a dish - google will tell you what you need)

Process:
1. Take the oven apart and re-assemble outside the enclosure
2. Locate the magnetron tube (which broadcasts microwaves at around 2 Ghz) and mount in centre of waveguide
3. Again leave a note at neighbour's door stating that his fence is messing up your tv signal
4. Wait til dark
5. Point magnetron/antenna at neighbour's TV antenna / dish
6. Stand well clear. As in make sure there is a wall between you and any other living thing within 30 metres and the tube. Unless you want your corneas to turn from clear to white like an egg that's cooking
7. Switch on and run your modified oven for around 5 minutes. You might hear your neighbour swear at SABC/Mnet/DSTV during this time
8. Wait an hour
9. Repeat process until he gets fence repairmen out

For maximum effect, schedule your "cooking" at the same time as the Springbok / NZ or Kaizer Chiefs / Pirates game, as applicable.

Ok, just joking! (It will work, but you might want to put your lawyer's number on speed dial, since it may not be very legal  Evil).

Your best bet is to get Icasa / Sentech involved. They don't like anyone broadcasting on their frequencies, even if it is only a fence.

Best of luck!!

Easier. Make friends with a shy geophysicist from an exploration company and borrow their GPR (ground penetrating radar) system for the weekend.
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« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2011, 09:38:47 AM »

Easier. Make friends with a shy geophysicist from an exploration company and borrow their GPR (ground penetrating radar) system for the weekend.

would that be you lurkie?  i have a soft spot for all manner of shy nerd/geek.
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« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2011, 09:54:12 AM »

Easier. Make friends with a shy geophysicist from an exploration company and borrow their GPR (ground penetrating radar) system for the weekend.

But building a tesla coil is so much more fun!
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« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2011, 10:45:55 AM »

Easier. Make friends with a shy geophysicist from an exploration company and borrow their GPR (ground penetrating radar) system for the weekend.

would that be you lurkie?  i have a soft spot for all manner of shy nerd/geek.

Then you'll love my husband! I work as a mercenary Wink
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