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my neighbours should but the tumble dryer on during the day

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entiledornot Tue 10-Feb-15 19:40:13

My neighbours really piss me off with their tummble dryier. It goes on for 3 hours almost every night, I hear the slow spinning groan in my lounge when I just want quiet to read a book in the evening.

joanne1947 Tue 10-Feb-15 19:41:59

do they have economy 7 or some similar cheap rate evening elctric? If so it makes sense.

dementedpixie Tue 10-Feb-15 19:41:59

Are they home during the day?

VivaLeBeaver Tue 10-Feb-15 19:42:51


If they're out at work during the day anyway. Tumble dryers catch Fire so shouldn't be used if you're out the house. I guess if they're home all day you could ask them but it is normal household noise.

Is it really three hours every night? A tumble dryer takes an hour normally to dry a load. So are they doing three loads every day?

SwedishEdith Tue 10-Feb-15 19:42:52

You mean in the evening? Maybe they're not there?

SurlyCue Tue 10-Feb-15 19:43:10

Maybe they work during the day.

professornangnang Tue 10-Feb-15 19:43:22

They probably should but I don't think you have any right to ask them. The woman beside me always uses her hair dryer when I'm trying to sleep which I hate but I wouldn't ever ask her to stop because it is none of my business.

londonrach Tue 10-Feb-15 19:43:37

I wonder if they working. Im working every day till 7pm and my washing pile is getting bigger. Going to have to do a load soon.... Didnt do anything last wkend as went went straight to pil after work as mil very ill. No way bring my washing there...

WestEast Tue 10-Feb-15 19:44:12

Im out the house all day, usually 7am- 7pm. I put mine on it the evening. They can lump it. It's not like I'm playing thrash metal at a stupid volume. YABU.

bluesbaby Tue 10-Feb-15 19:44:58

We both work all day. hmm

The only time available to wash and dry is in the evening. Also, you're not supposed to leave the house when a drier is on, they're a major cause of house fires.

FoxyMcFox Tue 10-Feb-15 19:46:09

YABVU. But I can imagine it is annoying.

My neighbour's gas boiler fumes waft across my living room window, totally spoiling my view. Pisses me right off.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Tue 10-Feb-15 19:47:32

If it pisses you off that's unfortunate but there's nothing wrong with what they're doing.

Such is life.

DancingDinosaur Tue 10-Feb-15 19:48:01

Are they at work? If so they don't really have a choice confused

cathpip Tue 10-Feb-15 19:50:41

I use my tumble dryer in the evening as it's cheaper on the electric, I'm also at home all day smile

expatinscotland Tue 10-Feb-15 19:51:03

If this is all you have to grouse about with regards to neighbour problems you are a very fortunate person.

It's a residence, not a fucking library.

Move to a cottage in the middle of nowhere.


entiledornot Tue 10-Feb-15 19:56:59

I'd ideqly like them to use the timer so it finishes early evening.

How is yours cheaper? Economy 7 is usually 11pm to 6am.

Yes I know ib a bit u and it's minor but its still annoying is its next to the shared wall. They could move it to an outside wall.

WestEast Tue 10-Feb-15 20:03:05

Why don't you bob round, suggest that to them and let us know how it goes.

milkpudding Tue 10-Feb-15 20:07:20

Go and politely ask if they could consider putting it next to a different wall. I would try to move it if my neighbour was being disturbed and I had another wall. This is pretty common though, we can hear a low drone from our neighbour's tv, I tune it out but poor DH is driven to distraction as he focuses on it and feels like they are doing it on purpose, when of course they probably have no idea we can hear it. You can't change their noise (within reason), but you can change how you react to it.

Annietheacrobat Tue 10-Feb-15 20:08:06

Buy them a Lakeland heated airer. Job done.

expatinscotland Tue 10-Feb-15 20:09:24

'I'd ideqly like them to use the timer so it finishes early evening.'

That's not for you to dictate. They may not have any other time to do it. hmm

Get some earplugs.

ouryve Tue 10-Feb-15 20:09:34

Maybe they don't have room on an outside wall.

Maybe they don't want an unattended tumble dryer going while they're out of the house.

Be glad you're not next door to me. I have a washer dryer and it's sometimes either washing or drying all day.

OstentatiousBreastfeeder Tue 10-Feb-15 20:10:06

Yeah, you should definitely go ask them.

<gets comfy>

CuddlesfromChickens Tue 10-Feb-15 20:12:05

Unattended tumble dryers are fire hazards - would you prefer your house to burn down?

If you can hear their tumble dryer up must be able to hear their TV or radio - isn't that worse?

justbatteringon Tue 10-Feb-15 20:12:21

I was just thinking earlier I wonder if my tumble dryer annoys my neighbour. Although everytime there's a Liverpool match on they throw a very noisy party so screw em.

Artandco Tue 10-Feb-15 20:12:59

Why? They are probably working.

We do all washing/ drying late as we aren't in during the day.

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