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I have a brand new computer and it wasn't exactly cheap. And that's why I'm afraid he won't be destroyed right away. My neighbors drill for at least half an hour every day. with such force that I feel the floor under my feet moving and vibrating the table on which the PC stands. it irritates me already, it's deafening, so I'll probably go to the police with them. and i wonder if that big vibrating table can't hurt the pc. Thx love yaa all <3
 
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kanewolf

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I have a brand new computer and it wasn't exactly cheap. And that's why I'm afraid he won't be destroyed right away. My neighbors drill for at least half an hour every day. with such force that I feel the floor under my feet moving and vibrating the table on which the PC stands. it irritates me already, it's deafening, so I'll probably go to the police with them. and i wonder if that big vibrating table can't hurt the pc. Thx love yaa all <3
A mechanical HDD is the primary component that could be damaged by significant vibrations. If you have only solid state, then you should be at minimal risk.
 
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If you can get a piece of polyurethane foam and put it under the computer that would help. Or maybe underneath the table legs (if the table is not built in). Even a thick blanket/comforter could help. Whatever you use, make sure you aren't blocking any air inlets into the case.

HDD can have issues with vibrations but so can the thermal seals on GPUs and CPUs.
 
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It won't hurt the PC unless something's loose.

what's with middle aged guys and drilling? I mean, drilling for half an hour every day... does he make random holes and then fills them with concrete again? I've never had to drill a wall in order to repair something, so I unironically find that behaviour strange
 

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It won't hurt the PC unless something's loose.

what's with middle aged guys and drilling? I mean, drilling for half an hour every day... does he make random holes and then fills them with concrete again? I've never had to drill a wall in order to repair something, so I unironically find that behaviour strange
I've drilled holes. Not everything is a 'repair'.

Pilot holes for a TV wall mount. But that was 5 minutes, once.
 
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i had the same situation. my neighbours were drilling almost a whole year so and when i asked him, he told me that he is doing big renovation. But i suspected and report it to the authorities and it turned out that he reconstructed his house by spliting rooms with idea of renting to multiple people. They hanged a big paper on his windows "illegal construction".. he probably got a fine and hates me :D
 
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But a drill that is vibrating a table in the neighbors house... well that's gotta be one heck of a drilling setup. I would have called the cops and code enforcement a while ago.
I'm just too suspicious, To me something illegal is going on there.
 
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If you can get a piece of polyurethane foam and put it under the computer that would help. Or maybe underneath the table legs (if the table is not built in). Even a thick blanket/comforter could help. Whatever you use, make sure you aren't blocking any air inlets into the case.

HDD can have issues with vibrations but so can the thermal seals on GPUs and CPUs.
I agree, the more cushioning and stability, the better.
 

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Go to hardware store, get the round felt sticky pads used to prevent furniture from damaging walls and slap 4 of them to the underside of the case feet.

Cops won't do anything, they can't. As long as the noise is done during acceptable working hours, it's not illegal, just annoying. Construction is normally limited from 7 or 8am to 5 or 6pm. That includes loud stereos, Tv's, spouses etc.
 

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i had the same situation. my neighbours were drilling almost a whole year so and when i asked him, he told me that he is doing big renovation. But i suspected and report it to the authorities and it turned out that he reconstructed his house by spliting rooms with idea of renting to multiple people. They hanged a big paper on his windows "illegal construction".. he probably got a fine and hates me :D
He was doing renovation without a permit. You can use a Homeowners Permit to do renovations yourself, and electrical/plumbing and framing all fall under that catagory as well, but a renovation isn't a repair. Minor repairs or non-structural changes don't require a permit.

There's a big difference between replacing a sink or even a cabinet and tearing down/cutting into a load bearing wall. The purpose of the permit isn't for inspection, but to put the work on record for resale, so the building doesn't collapse on the new owner when he hangs a picture.

You did the right thing, don't feel bad at all. You probably saved someone's life.
 

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Welcome to the forum. I doubt you will have an issue, isntead of posting here, have you went and done the neighbor thing and approached this situation with tact, concern and a friendly talk?
 

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Considering the amount of wasted time and effort and money the neighbor put into the project, which half of which he'll now have to undue, spending more time, effort and money, just to pass any safety and building inspections, plus any code requirements for changing his single family dwelling into a commercial apartment building, which includes county/local jurisdictions etc, not to mention any court costs and fines levied against him, going next door with a smile and a beer will most likely end up with him getting shot.
 

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