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Old 06-11-2019, 07:17 PM
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Some houses are closer to busier roads than others. Has anyone ever installed a water feature (water fall or water fountain etc.) on their property to help mask noise? How successful has it been? Maybe a water feature isn't the best solution for this situation. Are there any alternatives that are better? Thanks.

Loren
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:24 PM
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Hi,

Some houses are closer to busier roads than others. Has anyone ever installed a water feature (water fall or water fountain etc.) on their property to help mask noise? How successful has it been? Maybe a water feature isn't the best solution for this situation. Are there any alternatives that are better? Thanks.

Loren
We back up to a really busy road (four years now) and never noticed the noise after a couple of weeks.
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:09 PM
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We also back up to a busy road.....and don't hear it inside. Also, traffic really stops around 9.
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Old 06-12-2019, 12:03 AM
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We installed a pond with water feature when we backed up to a road many years ago. It helped a great deal. In fact I think it sold the house when the time came and without I think we would have gotten less money.
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Many years ago I lived right on the East River in Manhattan.
I don't think there is anything much louder than the sound of a tug boat's foghorn over water.
Somehow, it didn't take that long to get used to it and subsequently, it seemed almost non-existent; I really didn't hear it.

Try to not dwell on the sound. Turn on your TV. Play the music you enjoy.
The only time an outdoor water feature would work is when your door is open or you are sitting on your lanai.
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:15 AM
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Hi,

Some houses are closer to busier roads than others. Has anyone ever installed a water feature (water fall or water fountain etc.) on their property to help mask noise? How successful has it been? Maybe a water feature isn't the best solution for this situation. Are there any alternatives that are better? Thanks.

Loren
I would much rather back up to a noisy road.
Than someones Lanai that has annoying neighbors, barking dogs ,loud Tv radios or smokers
In some instances all mentioned above
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Glad to see a number of Posters able to adapt. I'm losing a good neighbor since they back up to Pinellas Place.


(maybe it's me).
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:43 AM
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We back up to a postal station and the pool. The pool is not bad but the postal traffic is awful! People pull up with their radio's blaring, dogs yipping like crazy because they don't want to be left alone or at other dogs, subsequent yelling at said dogs not to fight or quit barking, loud phone conversations. And then there's the guy I wish would get his muffler fixed. We can't hear the TV on the lanai sometimes. We wondered about a not too noisy water feature too.
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I have lived in many different homes with all sorts of noises, traffic, near the flight paths of both civilian and military jet aircraft, motor boats, fog horns and so on. The only house where the noise ever seriously bothered me was when I lived near an in-ground concrete water tank across the street. The city put a tennis court on top of it. Now I am an early riser but the intermittent pocks of tennis balls on racket strings awakening me at 5:30 a.m. during the summer months was just too much so I moved. I imagine living too close to a pickle ball court would be even worse.
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I have lived in many different homes with all sorts of noises, traffic, near the flight paths of both civilian and military jet aircraft, motor boats, fog horns and so on. The only house where the noise ever seriously bothered me was when I lived near an in-ground concrete water tank across the street. The city put a tennis court on top of it. Now I am an early riser but the intermittent pocks of tennis balls on racket strings awakening me at 5:30 a.m. during the summer months was just too much so I moved. I imagine living too close to a pickle ball court would be even worse.
I totally agree with you.
The pinging sound of pickle ball would drive me nuts.
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Before installing a water feature please ask your neighbor if they are ok with the noise. I would LOVE a water feature but when I asked my neighbors, one said he would rather I didn’t, so I didn’t. Don’t impose the noise of a wf on your neighbor without getting their “permission.” It’s just the right thing to do.
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Before installing a water feature please ask your neighbor if they are ok with the noise. I would LOVE a water feature but when I asked my neighbors, one said he would rather I didn’t, so I didn’t. Don’t impose the noise of a wf on your neighbor without getting their “permission.” It’s just the right thing to do.
I agree. This also applies to wind chimes and other noise making devices that will create noise on your neighbor's property.
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Before installing a water feature please ask your neighbor if they are ok with the noise. I would LOVE a water feature but when I asked my neighbors, one said he would rather I didn’t, so I didn’t. Don’t impose the noise of a wf on your neighbor without getting their “permission.” It’s just the right thing to do.



very nice, but not required if within restrictions
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:41 AM
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Wind chimes are the worst possible thing to have next to your home. We rented a home in 2007 and the neighbor had at least a dozen of them right outside the master bedroom. The first night there, the 2007 tornado came through and all of the chimes were gone in the morning, they did not replace them during the 2 months we were there and I thank God for that as well as making it through the tornado without harm, we were on Golden Ridge and it took quite a hit.
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Wind chimes are the worst possible thing to have next to your home. We rented a home in 2007 and the neighbor had at least a dozen of them right outside the master bedroom. The first night there, the 2007 tornado came through and all of the chimes were gone in the morning, they did not replace them during the 2 months we were there and I thank God for that as well as making it through the tornado without harm, we were on Golden Ridge and it took quite a hit.
I'm with you. I can't stand those wind chimes.
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