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Old 08-05-2008, 08:00 AM
 
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My rude upstairs neighbor, who keeps dumping crap on my terrace (wood slat terrace floors), has been grilling on his terrace which is against apartment rules. Our buildings are all wood frame, wood terraces, wooden walkways, next to a small forest - it's a total fire hazard and management is really strict about this! I thought he was grilling because I've been smelling it lately and last night I heard the gas starter and the metal top being put back. Today I looked through the wooden slats and there it is.

So I'm a big rat and I'm happy about it. It's bad enough I can't sit out there without this jerk dumping various items on my stuff and my head, but now he's going to burn the building down?!?!

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Old 08-05-2008, 11:02 AM
 
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no you're not a big rat, you have protected yourself, neighbors and the complex. If the grill's not gone quickly, I'd take it futher. My new neighbors moved in with a charcoal grill, third floor!! I went over, introduced myself and told them in no uncertain terms, if I saw or smelled any use of the grill, I'd be calling the fire department and police. We have laws here that state no grills on patios in apartments or condos. Must be 10 feet away from all buildings. They said no prob, they knew and I've seen them carry it downstairs and over near the pond 3 times since. I will not allow myself, cats or belongings to be put in that kind of jeapordy from anyone.
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Old 08-05-2008, 01:52 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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We are not supose to have gas grills in this apt complex...but the mgrs best friend has one.......glad her building is way across from mine!!!
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:15 PM
 
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no you're not a big rat, you have protected yourself, neighbors and the complex. If the grill's not gone quickly, I'd take it futher. My new neighbors moved in with a charcoal grill, third floor!! I went over, introduced myself and told them in no uncertain terms, if I saw or smelled any use of the grill, I'd be calling the fire department and police. We have laws here that state no grills on patios in apartments or condos. Must be 10 feet away from all buildings. They said no prob, they knew and I've seen them carry it downstairs and over near the pond 3 times since. I will not allow myself, cats or belongings to be put in that kind of jeapordy from anyone.
this guy is on the third floor too...it's one of those little kettle tailgating ones. I miss grilling as well but it is totally a fire hazard! I don't know if the complex called him or not but he's kind of stomping around right now (that's nothing new though).
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:48 PM
 
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I didn't even have to turn in my neighbor, he did it himself when he blasted the radio at about 1 in the morning and the apartment manager (who lives in one of the apartments) heard him from about 150 yards away.

It was the third offense, my neighbor got booted.
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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I have some buildings like the one Scorp200 is describing. They tenants all know the rules about grills. I would say your doing nothing but protecting everyone's interest. Burning the building down is not a good idea. My tenants all keep an eye on things for me. I love it. I don't have to be the bad guy. No build up of trash or junk on the decks and no grills on decks. One tenant has a large gas grill he chained to the stairs and moves it out when he wants to use it. A side benefit is that the tenants have become friendly with each other and share the grill for cooking one or two nights a week.
Party central!!
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:45 PM
 
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Ugh stupid tenants strike again!

Im glad you said something. You could of saved many lives.
I had a neighbor that grilled under my window.
Wanna know how close?

CLose enough that I started pouring water all over thier grill when they went inside and left it unattended for over 10 minutes while food was on the grill.

I did this AFTER i nicely asked him to move it MULTIPLE times.

I guess water speaks louder than words.
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Old 08-06-2008, 02:57 AM
 
Location: Way up high
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LOL-Good for you pitt
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Old 08-06-2008, 06:22 AM
 
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CLose enough that I started pouring water all over thier grill when they went inside and left it unattended for over 10 minutes while food was on the grill.

I did this AFTER i nicely asked him to move it MULTIPLE times.

I guess water speaks louder than words.
I love it! I wish I could do this...maybe I could rig up some kind of shower head contraption that I could push up the outside of the terrace and the water would hang over and go on their grill...
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Old 08-06-2008, 06:44 AM
 
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Gee, isn't living in apartment complexes fun I'll tell you this, no matter if it's people living in apartments, condo's or houses, some people just simply DON'T CARE about people who live around them!!!
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