My kids (2.5 boys), ride their trikes down the driveway (a small, safe
incline) and use my shed to stop the ride. Eventually, they are going
to damage the wooden door.
Any thoughts about what I could use to prolong the life of the shed
door? I checked out the local HD, and didn't see anything that I
thought I could use as a safe bumper.
Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions on this?
A nearby state park has a huge hill that they open for inner-tube sliding
when it's snowing. Trees and other hard objects are padded with bales of
hay. Works nicely. For your purposes, put a thick rope around the bale so
you can drag it out of the way easily. When the hay begins to decompose,
spread it somewhere as mulch.
I'm not sure u want to go there. you even said yourself when the hay
decomposes. he said it was a wood door. I had a similar situation in new
mexico. I had a compost pile near my shed and the over flow started to rot
the shed. A good rule of thumb is anything you put on your walls, make sure
the rain runs off easily and you definitely wouldn't use anything that can
trap moisture. like hay.
On Nov 5, 11:12 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
A swift whack to the behind every time they do it, until they stop
It's called PARENTING. Try it sometime. Maybe they'll grow up having
learned to respect other people's property.
Or, just let them keep it up until one of them takes a header into the
door. Guaranteed to stop any future door-ramming escapades.
I dropped a few characters there - they are 2.5 years old - twin
boys. And just learning to get around on the big wheels... they are
too young to punish for "riding down the hill." WHile I do appreciate
the parenting advice, I was just looking for something to protect the
shed until they have better motor skills and can be expected to stop
and ride in control.
on 11/5/2007 2:14 PM email@example.com said the following:
Unlike the others who do not have kids, or shouldn't have any, I will
say that once they get older and leave you, the dents in the door will
bring a tear and a remembrance of a better time. My girls drove golf
carts into fences and made tracks in my lawn, and now that I look upon
the small, insignificant things, I wish that I could go back and relive
<That reminds me of a story with me and my Dad!
I'm 65 now, and we were from the old school. Dad was a
steel worker here in Western Pa.,and you just didn't
do things like that..I went down our driveway, with
my wagon, (Radio Flyer), and hit the garage door!
"You do that again and I'll brake your goddamn neck!
Different time,times change, Dad didn't believe in holding back!
I miss him...by the way, the next day he got 2 old tires from the garage
and layed them down in front of the door, in case I would loose control
My 2 cents
On Nov 5, 10:12 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Well if it's just a matter of protecting the door, you could reinforce
it at the crucial height with, say, a piece of 2X8 going across. But
it sounds like you want cushioning also. The traditional solution is
old tire tread. But I think those steel belted tires are pretty hard
to cut up. Some closed-cell foam might be good, such as one of those
roll-up ground pads for campling, the cheep ones are maybe $10, or a
couple of those pads they make for gardeners to kneel on.
But this will likely be a short phase in your kids' lives. Here is
what I would do: go to one of those package-shipping stores and get a
roll of bubble wrap. Staple a couple layers of that across the door.
Then when they hit it will go bang, even more fun than before. Be
nice to your kids and maybe they won't grow up to be mean grumpy
people like the other posters. -- H
On Mon, 05 Nov 2007 16:12:24 -0000, email@example.com wrote:
All you need is a stick about 2 or 3 feet long and an inch thick.
When the kids drive their bikes into the shed, SPANK THEIR BUTTS.
Problem solved ! If i had done this as a kid I would have gotten my
butt kicked. Of course if you want to enable this behavior, you
could put up a rail using posts and a plank, and cover the surface
with half tires bolted to it.
I am wondering how long those bikes will last? Dont the brakes work
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