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Forum topic by Karamba posted 11-27-2015 01:21 AM 1896 views 0 times favorited 41 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-27-2015 01:21 AM

If you rolled your dust collector out if the garage, lowered the door to 4” from the floor and feed the hose back into the garage ?
And would do it quite often but not after 8pm ?

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#1 posted 11-27-2015 01:31 AM

Wouldn’t offend me at all (but then I’m a woodworker). Your mileage may vary.

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#2 posted 11-27-2015 01:47 AM

Wouldn t offend me at all (but then I m a woodworker). Your mileage may vary.

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#3 posted 11-27-2015 02:13 AM

My neighbors are so far away, it wouldn’t matter. I don’t really care what the neighbors do either.

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#4 posted 11-27-2015 02:20 AM

I’d say if you’re in a neighborhood like mine, houses pretty damn close then it probably would make them angry. Of course could depend on your neighbors, I have my garage open and I’d say it’s pretty loud and haven’t had anyone complain, but the main sound prob directs toward the road.

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#5 posted 11-27-2015 02:31 AM

In nice weather I roll my sander and planer out of the garage so I don’t need the dust collector.

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#6 posted 11-27-2015 02:43 AM

Never really cared about what the neighbours think. Do what you feel like doing and enjoy yourself.

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#7 posted 11-27-2015 03:08 AM

As my neighborhood evolves I suspect the dust collector would be stolen and if I investigated the thieves would shoot me. Oh how I wish I could get back to the country.

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#8 posted 11-27-2015 03:25 AM

As long as its not early or late, and isn’t a full time gig, I really wouldn’t worry much about it….within reason, but I really don’t consider a DC to be all that loud. You have a right to live your life. If they complain, tell them not to run their lawn mowers, leaf blowers, or shop vac! You can always check your local codes to see what the permissible noise limits are.

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#9 posted 11-27-2015 03:31 AM

Not in my part of the world. However this time of year, it’s a little to cold for that. It warmed up to 28 today and will hit somewhere between 5-7 degrees. tomorrow it might peg out at 26. So you got to keep the heat in the shop.

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#10 posted 11-27-2015 02:17 PM

I work with the roll up door open quite often. I like the fresh air and as far as I can tell the neighbors don’t mind. I try to limit the hours I do that and run loud tools to times when folks might be mowing or doing other noisy stuff anyway. I personally wouldn’t do that as late as 8 PM, but I do often start fairly early in the morning. In hours where I am not sure if it is early/late enough I just keep everything inside and the door closed.

Personally I wouldn’t bother to move the DC outside. It isn’t all that loud and is only on when I am using power tools. A lot depends on how close the neighbors are. If your DC is so loud that you can’t tolerate it indoors and your neighbors are very close, I’d consider what you propose to be kind of rude and wouldn’t fault them for being ticked off.

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#11 posted 11-27-2015 02:28 PM

My neighbors get pissed when I don’t mow the lawn as often as they do; I’d bet a DC setting outside would be no different….not that I care much what they think (and yes, I’d a pretty good distance from them).

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#12 posted 11-27-2015 02:37 PM

There’s a lot up the road from me where the folks had their crappy trailer scrapped and a double wide dropped. It’s been three months and they still have no electric hook up there. So the sleep in an old camper since they don’t have a C.O. and run a generator all day long. I mean ALL DAY. That has to tick off the three neighbors on all sides of them.

Me, I wouldn’t run anything that loud or consistently after the dinner hour. I wouldn’t want to hear it if I was a neighbor.

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#13 posted 11-27-2015 02:51 PM

I use the dinner hour and after as a rule, houses pretty close. but most have the windows closed in the summer with the ac on anyway. I am retired so do my work during the day and most are at work anyway.

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#14 posted 11-27-2015 03:16 PM

I don’t think I would have any problems in my neighborhood. Although the houses are not real close, most of my neighbors know I run a little wood business and sometimes hear me tuning up guitars, planers running, etc. Never had a complaint. My other neighbor, on the other hand, has a tendency to put out speakers and play obscure vintage rock when he is outside doing his yard work. And he gets complaints…maybe different music would help.

But it’s not as annoying as the retired real estate guy I got living just down the road that INSISTS on getting out his Stihl leaf blower to blow leaves at the drop of a hat – every single day in the fall including Sundays, and every time he mows in the summer. And he starts early, like 7AM. I think he uses it for exercise.

-- Paul, Tennessee,

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#15 posted 11-27-2015 03:27 PM

I don’t use DC very often. I love the look of saw dust on the floor. My roll up door is always open…all day every day. Neighbors? There is usually one or more sitting on comfy chairs in the driveway. It’s is the social gathering spot for most of the retired guys in my neighborhood

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