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Home Owners Association - Going Ballistic

Discussion in 'Diving Litigation' started by rakpix, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. 10diver59

    10diver59 Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    NFPA 704 does pertain to fixed site HAZMAT, by which any compressed gas is included, not due to the hazard of the gas, but the hazard of the gases being compressed. But that applies to commercial occupancies, so i'm pretty sure she is full of hot air. And NFPA is a a guideline, not actual law.
  2. Subcooled

    Subcooled ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Finland
    Ah, does it really say "air" as in "21% oxygen"? Nitrox is not included?

    Compressed? I thought you store your cylinders empty. Does anyone have the right to enter your home and measure the pressure?

    It must be a joy to live in The Free World.
  3. ShootinSquid

    ShootinSquid PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Wood Dale, IL

    Get this...my parents live in Ft. Lauderdale, the house was a great deal and the HOA dues were under $50 a month and included a lot of stuff...it was truly a good deal.

    Most of the houses have single width driveways and people driving off the edge usually drive over sprinkler heads and bust 'em. My parents have a double wide driveway and then some. I can do a three point turn IN their driveway in my sebring convertible.

    So...one day, they have several cars in the driveway and my son decides to go visit 'em for dinner. He parks the car at an angle at the end of the driveway....in order to not park on the street and impede traffic. He didn't drive over the grass and had LOTS of room on both ends of the car.

    They get a nasty letter from the HOA Lawyer that they now owe $175 + attorney's fees of $250 for the car being parked perpendicular in the driveway and that he ran over the grass.

    He was there a whole HOUR!!! These people seriously have nothing better to do than **** with others. How pathetic their lives are!!!
  4. AquaticLife

    AquaticLife Scuba Chixs Member

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Malawi by way of Colorado
    Ah, the HOA, in our neighborhood they were known as; the Highlands Ranch Gestapo. We screwed with them all the time. If you leave your Christmas lights up for too long you get hate mail about it. So we turned it into a contest with our neighbors to see who could get a letter first. Usually it went to whoever had the tackiest display.

    We would also park our boat or camper in the driveway as long as possible but the kicker was when we moved out.

    Our house was built many years before we bought it, we were not the first owners. The house was built with a solar system. We lived there for 13 years and they never said a peep about it. Then, the year we moved out we got a letter stating that we didn't submit the appropriate paper work before we put in the solar system. Dad sent them the original paperwork from the 80's and told them to take a flying leap.

    It is all in how you deal with them.
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  5. Surface Interval

    Surface Interval Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    love it!!
  6. Aigtbootbp

    Aigtbootbp Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Bradenton, Fl.
    Remember that ALL airconditioning systems have freon cylinders containing compressed gas.
    Explain you will get rid of your tanks as soon as they remove the AC, both home and auto.
  7. Txfirefighter4305

    Txfirefighter4305 Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Nevada, Mo
    Send the letter back "Return to Sender"
  8. Culcuhain

    Culcuhain PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: St Paul, TX
    Just take them to work for day.
    Send a letter the same day saying are removed.
    Put them back in the house when you get home.
  9. Necklinsberg

    Necklinsberg Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lancaster County, PA

    Depends upon the state.

    Many (most?) have "incorporated" NFPA (& other 'guidelines') into regulations.
  10. silvernotch

    silvernotch Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: SW NJ
    Just because someone (such as myself) doesn't live in an HOA "enforced" community, doesn't mean they live in a ***hole. It disgusts me reading about Vets being told to remove the American Flag from their yard or someone being told their grass is 1/4in too high. I will never EVER live in an HOA community. I'd rather deal with a sofa than someone telling me what to do with a home that I pay for.

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