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#155947 14-Nov-2014 00:35
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neighbour seems to have decided to hang a set on their balcony (just out of reach unfortunately)

I cant understand why anyone ever would want to subject themselves, let alone their neighbors to that constant out of tune random bonging noises all thru the day and night.

Has anyone here ever decided to get some? Why? Did your neighbors get all pissy about it like I am going to tomorrow?

The house is for sale. I might have to decide to review some metal albums next open home I think.




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  #1175538 14-Nov-2014 01:09
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To piss you off before they run out of time to.

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  #1175542 14-Nov-2014 05:59
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Get TimA's AirSoft rifle and shoot the cord holding it up.




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  #1175544 14-Nov-2014 06:25
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We have a set, they sound cool. At the boundary fence they are barely audible. Your neighbour must have a massive set or you are being tad sensitive. I don't think getting pissy will help, polite will gain better results.

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  #1175557 14-Nov-2014 07:40
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I think they're meant to piss off neighbours. Perhaps a visit with a polite request to take them down and an explanation is worthwhile, or a request to move them further from your property. I doubt noise control will be sympathetic ;)

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  #1175568 14-Nov-2014 08:01
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Have you considered outdoor speakers with Steel Panther at full volume at midnight?

That would be far preferable to listening to windchimes.

Also - if you put prospective buyers off by using the said music tactic during open homes, the neighbours may stay...as may their windchimes.




My thoughts on windchimes...some sound quite cool in the right setting...I heard some when in Indonesia and in a lush, tropical setting, they had a deep resonance that was other-worldly. Probably made of a hardwood of some sort.

Metal windchimes in a suburban setting...no place for them...they just clang and bang and annoy the &^%$ out of the neighbours. Even the cheap bamboo ones that you can get just go "bang, bang, bang" so are pointless IMO.




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  #1175571 14-Nov-2014 08:06
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A Tui, Blackbird, Car passing, wind blowing, cat farting, lawn mower, baby crying.......... make more noise.

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  #1175576 14-Nov-2014 08:17
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KiwiNZ: A Tui, Blackbird, Car passing, wind blowing, cat farting, lawn mower, baby crying.......... make more noise.


None of which are sustained (except the baby) and none of which are particularly annoying (except the baby).





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  #1175583 14-Nov-2014 08:31
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richms: neighbour seems to have decided to hang a set on their balcony (just out of reach unfortunately)

I cant understand why anyone ever would want to subject themselves, let alone their neighbors to that constant out of tune random bonging noises all thru the day and night.

Has anyone here ever decided to get some? Why? Did your neighbors get all pissy about it like I am going to tomorrow?

The house is for sale. I might have to decide to review some metal albums next open home I think.


One thing I am  not looking forward to when we move to Auckland is neighbours!

Our nearest one is over 200 metres away at the moment - which is still about 10 miles too close!





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  #1175584 14-Nov-2014 08:32
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Handsomedan:
KiwiNZ: A Tui, Blackbird, Car passing, wind blowing, cat farting, lawn mower, baby crying.......... make more noise.


None of which are sustained (except the baby) and none of which are particularly annoying (except the baby).



Yes - babies crying (or in fact children making any noise at all) would be in my top 5 most annoying things in the universe.





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  #1175590 14-Nov-2014 08:45
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Their origins were to ward off evil spirits and bring good luck (Wikipedia)

I agree they are stupid and annoying.  I'm glad none of my neighbours have them.

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  #1175592 14-Nov-2014 08:47
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Handsomedan:
KiwiNZ: A Tui, Blackbird, Car passing, wind blowing, cat farting, lawn mower, baby crying.......... make more noise.


None of which are sustained (except the baby) and none of which are particularly annoying (except the baby).



neither is wind even in Wellington. Tui's around my place are almost continuous.  

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  #1175594 14-Nov-2014 08:48
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MackinNZ: Their origins were to ward off evil spirits and bring good luck (Wikipedia)

I agree they are stupid and annoying.  I'm glad none of my neighbours have them.


Since we live somewhere that strangely (and stupidly) takes mythical swamp monsters into account when road building, I expect we will all be issued with chimes soon...!





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  #1175595 14-Nov-2014 08:49
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It's one thing for the musical sounds to gently lull you to sleep as the cool, soft breeze sweeps in from the South China Sea (or where-ever these things were invented). It's another to have them loudly banging against the walls at a gazillion decibels in a stiff New Zealand gale. 




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  #1175604 14-Nov-2014 08:53
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Geektastic:
MackinNZ: Their origins were to ward off evil spirits and bring good luck (Wikipedia)

I agree they are stupid and annoying.  I'm glad none of my neighbours have them.


Since we live somewhere that strangely (and stupidly) takes mythical swamp monsters into account when road building, I expect we will all be issued with chimes soon...!


Have you seen some of the things that swim in our rivers?  Check the Ruamahanga during summer it's scary :P

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  #1175621 14-Nov-2014 08:54
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If you get them in Wellington they'll break after a few weeks anyway

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