Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Chicago IL, USA
Schaumburg Illinois area: Good places for DIY wood work?
I have a problem. I really enjoy making and building guitars and use my balcony to saw and route.
I only work on this stuff 2 or 3 times a week between 6PM and 7PM. Some old lady came up to my balcony and yelled at me to stop. The condo association rules state:
"Hammering, drilling, etc. (renovations) shall be done between 7:00am and 9:00pm Monday through Saturday. No renovations shall be done on Sunday."
So I should be ok.
I get an email a few days later saying:
"Our office has received complaints regarding the loud grinding noise coming from your balcony almost every day during evening hours for the last month or two. Please be advised that even though our quiet hours don't start until 10pm, there is still a courtesy code which does not allow any Resident to disturb others with any kind of excessive noise. As our Rules and Regulations state in "Noise/Offensive Acts Policy", Section 18.5: "Unreasonable noise or disturbances are not permitted at any time. This includes excessive noise on balconies, patios and common areas."
The problem with that is that is not the whole rule...
"Unreasonable noise or disturbances are not permitted at any time. This includes excessive noise on balconies, patios and common areas (i.e., yelling from the parking lot, courtyard, windows or
blowing car horns.)"
Those don't apply to me, but my wood router is damn loud...
Should I fight this? If not, I was wondering if anyone has a wood shop in the Mt. Prospect, Arlington Heights area that I can do my own thing in? I've got my own tools and stuff. Let me know.