i was raised a "good ole boy" in the south, and
in town, you respected another mans property (be
it his home, car or woman) - lest, you get just
what you suggest - a shotgun pointed in your direction.
it was a polite respectful community.
"an armed society is a polite society".
having said that, and having lived in St Augustine
in the 80's (before the dark times, before the -
developers)....you need to post a picture of the
area in question.
before you can even do anything - do you have a
legal right to the property in question ? (ie. can
you claim control over it) if not, then it's a moot
like complaining a pimp is parking their car of
business in front of your row house in NYC.
What I would do is put boulders. Not too big, not too small. Too big, and
people can trip and fall, and they are very expensive to buy and have
placed. Too small,and people just drive over them anyway. The right size
causes damage to the bottom of cars that ignore them or don't see them.
Medium size boulders (large rocks, actually) should not be expensive or hard
to find. Probably something you could do yourself.
Other than that, pour some concrete and insert some steel pipe and fill with
concrete. Overfill the concrete so there's a round top of concrete past the
upper lip of the pipe so water doesn't stand there and rust the pipe. More
work, more money, hard to take out, hard to repair.
I'd do large rocks, and measure several cars to see how much clearance is
needed. Then add just an inch or two.
That way, too, you are merely doing something decorative, and can claim
there was no "intent" to harm anyone's vehicle if some bonehead DOES drive
In all my life I've never tripped over a boulder: "Not too big, not
too small" - BFG.
Fishing, I have slipped into the water....
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. Thomas A. Edison
Wow! Did I ever get some help. Thanks all!
I'm going to start small. I have a concrete circle surrounding a tree
in my lawn. The tree must go so that the roots do not invade the septic
tank. So, I'll move the circle to that part of the land and plant some
flowers. I believe this should work just fine.
Thanks again for all the input!
I'm curious if this is legal however... I thought that everything past
the sidewalk was actually part of the street's right of way. not that I
deliberately park on something that is obviously intentional grass, but
I didn't know that that was part of the homeowner's property, and if it
is not, what the ramifications are of him fencing or otherwise
restricting access to it.
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
My guess is none. The worst can happen is that the city will make him
remove it, but they would have to notice it first and except where
abnormal people rule, have a reason to make him take it down.
The person who parks on his grass isn't going to complain to the city,
and the city won't look favorbably on a complaint by someone whose
goal is to park on someone's grass.
I doubt he is the only one on that street who has put semi-permanent
things on that part of the lawn. Even beaurocrats, normal ones at
least, don't object to that.
Combination lock wheel boot.
Or, I guess you could make your own.
Rocks, or mature trees. A 4 or 5" diameter tree will stop a moving car
Rocks would be my choice. Spray Roundup on the nearby grass (when it's
growing) and you won't have any trimming to do after a while.
At the risk of starting a war, you could spray their entire yard
with Roundup concentrate some night, late. After all, it's only
I think the fence stakes sound like the best idea. The ones with
the big round reflectors.
Christopher A. Young
You can\'t shout down a troll.
A shotgun will do wonders. Just open your door and fire the gun at
the cars. Stop when all the windows are blown out, all the tires are
flat, and there are bullet holes all over the car body. If you want
more excitement, shoot a few rounds in their gas tanks, and be sure to
film the fireball. Since murder can get you in a lot of legal trouble,
I'd suggest waiting till the people are out of the cars, but thats up
We had the same kind of situation. I drove some really big nails through
some 2x4s and laid them around the perimiter of the yard where they were
parking. After a few flat tires, one on a cop car, they got the idea. One of
them took me to court and the JP told him not to park on my 2x4s.
If someone tripped fell and got harpooned you would be on the news,
not in a good way:(
this kid fell off his bicycle, and now look at him.
some nice pipes concreted in place, filled with concrete, with chains
hanging between them, all painted a brite white.
make it a functional showplace
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