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pianotuna

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ronharmless,

I have a Yamaha 3000. I can hear it from 300 feet when it is in eco mode and running a heavy load. An open frame is always going to be a heck of a lot louder.


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pianotuna wrote:

ronharmless,

I have a Yamaha 3000. I can hear it from 300 feet when it is in eco mode and running a heavy load. An open frame is always going to be a heck of a lot louder.
Another reason I wouldn't spend twice as much for a "quiet" generator if I can still hear it at 300 feet in echo mode.

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ronharmless wrote:

pianotuna wrote:

ronharmless,

I have a Yamaha 3000. I can hear it from 300 feet when it is in eco mode and running a heavy load. An open frame is always going to be a heck of a lot louder.
Another reason I wouldn't spend twice as much for a "quiet" generator if I can still hear it at 300 feet in echo mode.

The issue is not if you can hear it or tolerate it.
The issue is the peace and quiet of those around you. Unless you are totally alone with no one around you, someone will be tolerating the generator noise vs. enjoying peace and quiet.
If it were only about the end user any generator would be acceptable!


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Lantley wrote:

ronharmless wrote:

pianotuna wrote:

ronharmless,

I have a Yamaha 3000. I can hear it from 300 feet when it is in eco mode and running a heavy load. An open frame is always going to be a heck of a lot louder.
Another reason I wouldn't spend twice as much for a "quiet" generator if I can still hear it at 300 feet in echo mode.

The issue is not if you can hear it or tolerate it.
The issue is the peace and quiet of those around you. Unless you are totally alone with no one around you, someone will be tolerating the generator noise vs. enjoying peace and quiet.
If it were only about the end user any generator would be acceptable!
I would disagree with that assessment also. White trucks may not be acceptable to me. That doesn't mean I get to tell you you can't have a white truck. As long as I am operating within the rules and regulations set down, I'm good. So the question is, what do the rules say, and does my generator comply with the rules? If not I leave. If so, I'm good.

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ronharmless wrote:

Lantley wrote:

ronharmless wrote:

pianotuna wrote:

ronharmless,

I have a Yamaha 3000. I can hear it from 300 feet when it is in eco mode and running a heavy load. An open frame is always going to be a heck of a lot louder.
Another reason I wouldn't spend twice as much for a "quiet" generator if I can still hear it at 300 feet in echo mode.

The issue is not if you can hear it or tolerate it.
The issue is the peace and quiet of those around you. Unless you are totally alone with no one around you, someone will be tolerating the generator noise vs. enjoying peace and quiet.
If it were only about the end user any generator would be acceptable!
I would disagree with that assessment also. White trucks may not be acceptable to me. That doesn't mean I get to tell you you can't have a white truck. As long as I am operating within the rules and regulations set down, I'm good. So the question is, what do the rules say, and does my generator comply with the rules? If not I leave. If so, I'm good.

The color of your truck does not impact anyone one else. However the noise from your genset can and does impact others.
There is legality and then there is common courtesy.
Treat others the way you want to be treated.
There may be no law against playing my stereo loud enough to impact others, however that doesn't mean its OK for me to blare my music throughout the CG.
Common courtesy along with common sense have left the building.
They have been replaced by "All that matters is me"

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Lantley wrote:

ronharmless wrote:

Lantley wrote:

ronharmless wrote:

pianotuna wrote:

ronharmless,

I have a Yamaha 3000. I can hear it from 300 feet when it is in eco mode and running a heavy load. An open frame is always going to be a heck of a lot louder.
Another reason I wouldn't spend twice as much for a "quiet" generator if I can still hear it at 300 feet in echo mode.

The issue is not if you can hear it or tolerate it.
The issue is the peace and quiet of those around you. Unless you are totally alone with no one around you, someone will be tolerating the generator noise vs. enjoying peace and quiet.
If it were only about the end user any generator would be acceptable!
I would disagree with that assessment also. White trucks may not be acceptable to me. That doesn't mean I get to tell you you can't have a white truck. As long as I am operating within the rules and regulations set down, I'm good. So the question is, what do the rules say, and does my generator comply with the rules? If not I leave. If so, I'm good.

The color of your truck does not impact anyone one else. However the noise from your genset can and does impact others.
There is legality and then there is common courtesy.
Treat others the way you want to be treated.
There may be no law against playing my stereo loud enough to impact others, however that doesn't mean its OK for me to blare my music throughout the CG.
Common courtesy along with common sense have left the building.
They have been replaced by "All that matters is me"
Actually, your right. If your not pitching in to help buy the generator and i'm not breaking any rules your opinion means nothing to me.

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Yup. That says it all right there.


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ronharmless wrote:

Lantley wrote:

ronharmless wrote:

Lantley wrote:

ronharmless wrote:

pianotuna wrote:

ronharmless,

I have a Yamaha 3000. I can hear it from 300 feet when it is in eco mode and running a heavy load. An open frame is always going to be a heck of a lot louder.
Another reason I wouldn't spend twice as much for a "quiet" generator if I can still hear it at 300 feet in echo mode.

The issue is not if you can hear it or tolerate it.
The issue is the peace and quiet of those around you. Unless you are totally alone with no one around you, someone will be tolerating the generator noise vs. enjoying peace and quiet.
If it were only about the end user any generator would be acceptable!
I would disagree with that assessment also. White trucks may not be acceptable to me. That doesn't mean I get to tell you you can't have a white truck. As long as I am operating within the rules and regulations set down, I'm good. So the question is, what do the rules say, and does my generator comply with the rules? If not I leave. If so, I'm good.

The color of your truck does not impact anyone one else. However the noise from your genset can and does impact others.
There is legality and then there is common courtesy.
Treat others the way you want to be treated.
There may be no law against playing my stereo loud enough to impact others, however that doesn't mean its OK for me to blare my music throughout the CG.
Common courtesy along with common sense have left the building.
They have been replaced by "All that matters is me"
Actually, your right. If your not pitching in to help buy the generator and i'm not breaking any rules your opinion means nothing to me.

We at least agree. I wrote referring to your response and way of thinking: "All that matters is me" you responded with your opinion means nothing to me.
It seems we agree it's all about you.

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Lantley wrote:

We at least agree. I wrote referring to your response and way of thinking: "All that matters is me" you responded with your opinion means nothing to me.
It seems we agree it's all about you.
You are absolutely correct, It's about me, my money, my choices; what the neighbor thinks doesn't matter.

Remember when your neighbor had a problem with the TT parked in your yard? You got a visit from the ordinance enforcement officer. But in this case, you were all legal.
Did you move the TT because the neighbor didn’t like it?
No, because you did nothing wrong.
Same thing here, I’m doing nothing wrong.

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ronharmless wrote:

Lantley wrote:

We at least agree. I wrote referring to your response and way of thinking: "All that matters is me" you responded with your opinion means nothing to me.
It seems we agree it's all about you.
You are absolutely correct, It's about me, my money, my choices; what the neighbor thinks doesn't matter.

Remember when your neighbor had a problem with the TT parked in your yard? You got a visit from the ordinance enforcement officer. But in this case, you were all legal.
Did you move the TT because the neighbor didn’t like it?
No, because you did nothing wrong.
Same thing here, I’m doing nothing wrong.

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Your back to the white truck scenario.
My RV in the yard doesn't impact anyone else. My neighbor suspected I was violating some zoning law, however I was not and the matter was settled. I never had any discussion with the neighbor.
However if I want to prune some trees I don't think it would be very courteous or wise to fire up a gas powered chain saw at 5:00 A.M Sunday morning or mow between houses at 6:00 AM. Saturday morning. I don't need a law to understand waking up my neighbors is wrong, even if its legal.
I was at a CG in VA Beach when someone decided to Rev their Harley Repeatedly at dinner time. This was a very family CG and the engine revving as loud and annoying. The CG eventually made him turn the bike off. I doubt the CG had a No Harley Revving rule, However that did not make it OK to disturb the peace with his Harley.
It's not about legality, it's about civility.
Unfortunately in a civilized society we simply don't get to do whatever we want, whenever we want, especially if the behavior impacts others around you.
Since you have a "me only" mindset what I am saying means nothing to you. I understand the law and do my best to obey them however I do not let laws alone determine what is right or wrong for me.

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