bit "off piste" but fishing for ideas really :-)
I want to try & secure a metal farm type gate to stop twerps
opening it and turning their chav mobiles around in the yard
Complicated by the need for the postman to access and turn around
usually max once a day....
Any lateral thinking or thought trains I can catch a lift on?
On Thu, 8 Sep 2016 15:57:15 +0100 (GMT+01:00), jim <k> wrote:
Ask the postman if there is a standard 'Royal Mail' key. I remember
years ago there was an LFB * key that could be used for padlocks where
emergency access might be needed. If it is a regular postman, maybe
you could donate a key to be kept in the van.
* London Fire Brigade
Would it matter? If it's only to dissuade folk from turning around there it
probably only needs to look vaguely locked. A couple of loops of chain
wrapped around would probably be more than enough to put off all but the
nefarious from entering your yard.
Trolls AND TROLL FEEDERS all go in my kill file
Some arrangement where the gate looks like its chained but
in fact isnt and which doesn’t require the postman to do anything
at all except realise that it isnt chained should work well.
Maybe that's what you meant.
We have an old lock hanging on the gate - it _looks_ like the gate is
locked, but it isn't.
In fact it looks _so_ locked, that I've had cousins climb over the fence
to get up to the house...
The postie has no trouble with it.
Our farm gate has an electrical opener, but only operated when you've driven
about 30 foot off the road. Postie drives in and turns every day, but the
fact that the gate is shut and has cameras pointing at it (so far) has
deterred the unwashed entering.
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