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To be annoyed at next door's 'phallic' chimney pot?

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PoisonousSmurf Mon 09-Oct-17 08:41:15

We have a shared chimney stack and there were two small chimney pots. One for our house and one for next door.
Whilst we were away for a week, they must have got builders in and they put in a monster chimney pot with a cowl for next door and reduced ours to being flush with the chimney stack.
They never told us this work was being done. I have used the wood fire since and the 'draw' seems unaffected. But WHY?? Does one chimney have to be bigger than the other?
It makes me feel like they are lording it over us...
Which by the way they are anyway as they own all the land around our estate.

araiwa Mon 09-Oct-17 08:43:07

wtf are you on about?

putdownyourphone Mon 09-Oct-17 08:44:26


Ifailed Mon 09-Oct-17 08:46:24

There's nothing like a bit of chimney pot envy to bring out the worst in people.

SupportTheresaElseBoris Mon 09-Oct-17 08:46:45

Know your place peasant! 😂

SleepingStandingUp Mon 09-Oct-17 08:47:25

Was genuinely looking forward to a penis looking chimney.

Best think is to take no notice of their penis extension and just get on with enjoying yours. Its not the size that counts, its the satisfaction you get from using it

Believeitornot Mon 09-Oct-17 08:47:38


Stop seeing everything as cocks and you'll be fine.

ChardonnaysPrettySister Mon 09-Oct-17 08:47:45

A phallic chimney pot is clearly a sign of lording it over the plebs.

Can you erect a higher satellite dish stand to show them?

Crescend0 Mon 09-Oct-17 08:49:16

Can't say I've ever noticed chimneys in any shape or form.

Ifailed Mon 09-Oct-17 08:49:28

Was genuinely looking forward to a penis looking chimney.

c3pu Mon 09-Oct-17 08:49:46

Stop being insubordinate and try to enjoy your serfdom.

echt Mon 09-Oct-17 08:51:03

Laughs aside, I'd be having words with them about altering your property .
We need a photo. Or diagram.

Is it like this?

milkmoustache Mon 09-Oct-17 08:51:13

What about adding two breast shaped satellite dishes to your house in response?

PoisonousSmurf Mon 09-Oct-17 08:51:42

I can't stop looking at chimney pots now.

drspouse Mon 09-Oct-17 08:52:41

Have they done work on your chimney without permission? I'm confused.

echt Mon 09-Oct-17 08:52:50

Damn!! Great minds.

Or this?

PoisonousSmurf Mon 09-Oct-17 08:53:27

Milkmoustache, We do have a massive Freeview aerial. Maybe that's what started them off.

PoisonousSmurf Mon 09-Oct-17 08:54:20

drspouse. Yes! That's what's annoying me and the fact they chose to reduce the size of ours!

CamperVamp Mon 09-Oct-17 09:00:13

They had NO business to reduce the size of yours, or do anything to yours.

Seriously, post in Legal about that - you need to make sure they have done it safely etc, and that their pot is not overhanging your space - this could cause issues when you sell. Post a serious thread in Legal, and then we can all get on and enjoy speculating about massive erections on people's roofs.

Collaborate Mon 09-Oct-17 09:00:59

They had no right interfering with your side of the stack. You are entitled to demand that they pay you the cost of getting a contractor up there to replace it, though perhaps it was removed because it was loose and therefore unsafe? In which case it might be sitting in their back garden.

PetitFilous123 Mon 09-Oct-17 09:02:03

I don't think I could motivate myself to get annoyed about this. What is your concern?

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 09-Oct-17 09:07:23

Why don't you just speak to them.
They are out of order, by the way.

HargenDarse Mon 09-Oct-17 09:09:43

Was also expecting a penis shaped chimney.

Pominoz1 Mon 09-Oct-17 09:12:11

Are you really serious ??? Good grief, talk about first world problems.

Deemail Mon 09-Oct-17 09:13:44

They shouldn't have altered any part of your building without your prior consent.
I would post a more serious thread in legal to see what to do now.

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