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Downstairs pot smoking neighbors fumigating me. Any advise on how to better my situation?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by coyotecaller, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. coyotecaller

    coyotecaller Active Member

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    I live in a apartment complex with my wife and 1 year old daughter in Vancouver,WA. I'm on a top floor and of the six tenants in our entry way, two smoke weed like chimneys and a third occasionally. As most already know, marijuana in WA is now legal. Though we are in a process of finding a home, moving may not be happening right away. Manager says that smoking is allowed inside/outside of the units. Plus, this is considered private property and no smoking near entryways law does not apply. I tried talking with them about it-no luck either. On the contrary - we are breathing it in in every room of our place, where it used to be just if you opened the balcony door or window. Any ideas what we can do or who we can contact to better our situation? If anyone has had a similar experience, I'm all ears to a possible solution.
     
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  2. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Time to move.

    You could contact your county health department and file some kind of complaint through them? If you're having to breath in other peoples smoke as often as you say, I'd think you'd have an ear for the idea that that's unhealthy.
     
  3. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    1) get your daughter tested ... if positive, show the results to a lawyer and then the landlord..in that order.
    2) get yourselves tested ... if positive, show results to a lawyer and then the landlord..in that order.

    buy a good air purifier and move as soon as possible
    You may want to pre-emptively speak to your employer,,,he's going to smell it on you.

    Good luck
     
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  4. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Vote in a new law outlawing it again :\/\/\:confused::eek:o_O
     
  5. Dan Wayne

    Dan Wayne Grant County Or. New Member

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    How to better your situation? City people complain and remain. Country people dont care what a neighbor is doing. None of your bus. If you dont like what someone else is doing ,,,,,, Well then move. Simple solution. And the place would have to be on fire before the smoke would ever bother a neighbor.
     
  6. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Why do you hate liberty?
     
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  7. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Obviously getting out as soon as possible is your best option. I don't think there is much you can do to stop it in your present situation. Funny how those that always claim their actions, in this case, smoking weed, doesn't hurt anyone else, never consider how they are actually hurting someone else.

    Now, if you had a mean streak, you could always bake up some nice brownies for them, 'cause they'll probably be hungry. And if you just happened to heavily lace them with laxative, you know, for fun, you might get some sense of satisfaction from it - and maybe a brief reprieve while they clear their bowels. I'm not advocating this of course, just thinking out loud :p
     
  8. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I can sympathize with most of what's been said, however their isn't anything or much of anything you can do too them in this state.

    (Had a friend in a similar situation) He went down to one of those grow stores and they sold him an air filter and fan and he just runs it in his house to clean the stink that comes from his neighbor. I want to say it cost him a couple bones but was well worth it.

    Probably best just to keep your air clean till you move, never can tell what a neighbor fued will turn into.
     
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  9. AMT

    AMT Vancouver, WA. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    :s0113:
     
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  10. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This isn't a question of whether or not the cannabis is causing a problem- it's a lack of consideration of the user. This isn't any different than any other activity that can be done respectfully and considerately or completely disrespectfully and in considerately by the individual. Playing music? You can do it in a way that doesn't affect anyone else, and most music listeners do. You can also blare your music in such a way that it becomes a real problem for your neighbors.

    there are ways to mitigate the stink. If the op doesn't want to move, perhaps he could look into purchasing stink reduction devices and gifting them to his neighbors. a dryer sheet stuffed into a toilet paper cylinder eliminates about 95% of the odor and doesn't cost anything... There's defjnitely things that can be done.
     
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  11. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    What Ben said.

    Move, OR document everything and send a claim/case off to the county health department.

    Video evidence of smoke being captured in your rooms is sure to raise some eyebrows.
    Also the smell alone from pot makes some people sick.. Im sure you could make a case.
     
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  12. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Ask me that when the idiots fall asleep smoking that crap and set the apartment on fire.
    Its happened as well as people driving off the road or causing a head on when dozing off in a stuper.
     
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    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    The problem with most residential, apartment and condo construction is the lack of a quality indoor air systems. These places have bathroom exhaust and sometimes a kitchen exhaust. In a perfect world the exhaust ducts would have backdraft dampers that actually worked, but the don't.

    So the problem is, air inside the space is always leaking out of the space thru the exhaust ducts and causing a negative/inward air movement into the space which draws contaminated air from outside and often from the adjacent spaces thru the 120v outlets, around the plumbing fixtures and a number of places one would never guess. I test buildings via a number of methods, so I am familiar with the situation.

    The only way to fix the problem is to introduce enough outside air into the space to keep the space slightly positive relative to outside, and when this is mentioned most people's eyes start glazing over because they have no idea of how to accomplish this or they find some other way to cope with the situation once they find out the cost to fix the problem.
     
  14. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Idiots also accidentally shoot people with their guns. Ban them also.

    Ban them to hell!
     
  15. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Just dump a gallon of clean, clear cooking oil in front of each of their doors. The process of natural selection will take care of the rest. o_O
     
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  16. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah way to go ROFLOL
    :/\/
     
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  17. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Have to agree with Ben on this one. Take care of the idiots, don't ban ... insert object or behavior here...! We have azz hole people that shoot up signs and leave trash all over the place. Those people should be dealt with, and harshly in my opinion. Same as anyone that shows no consideration for others.
     
  18. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I second what Albin said, if you test positive that will be a reason to break your lease without penalty.
     
  19. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    "Idiots also accidentally shoot people with their guns. Ban them also."

    They frequently are ...
    ... especially if they're shooting inside apartment buildings.

    As a privately held business, a landlord can declare smoking or no smoking areas, floors or the entire building and grounds. he may loose a few tenants...but he will also easily replace them.
    Ask any hotel owner...the non smoking rooms are always the first to be booked, and they save a fortune on insurance.
     
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  20. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    Funny?

    I thought all dwellers smoked pot!
     
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