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Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by WARRIORWELDING, Jul 11, 2019.

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Does using your drive as a turning circle bother you?

  1. Lighten up dude!

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  2. I pay for the gravel your spinning out!

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  3. Make a tax donation at the toll mailbox please!

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  4. Buckshot downrange no questions asked!

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  1. WARRIORWELDING

    WARRIORWELDING Owner opperator Of WarriorWelding LLC.

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    So it seems since my building has a wide drive and a larger turning area all the fidiots use it for a moving turn around.
    Now to be clear we are not talking about a polite pull in, check the rearview, wave and back out.

    We are talking turn. Motor down to the building. Never lift full circle u-turn and leave back the way you came. Movin gravel and not a brake check anywhere.

    Absolutely trips my trigger. This morning at 7 thirty I sprinted across my yard, field and straight into the highway blocking this young ladies path. Scared the absolute crap out of her. She seemed to think I was a lunatic for being upset.

    Me thinks I'm a lunatic for running like I'm a teenager.

    Does this trip anybodies trigger as well?
     
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  2. shelby27604

    shelby27604 Well-Known Member

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    I have a very similar issue, I have a wide gravel drive. My road is narrow everywhere EXCEPT infront of my house where new construction was obligated to put in a shoulder. Everyday people make a quick turn onto the shoulder and full gas, power turn across my driveway and part of my lawn.

    Between the gravel, the damage to the lawn, and the dog losing his mind every time tires hit the gravel, I am going to drop some concrete curbs at the end of the drive this weekend.
     
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  3. grapehead

    grapehead Well-Known Member

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    Maybe park something so as to block the drive, and/or a "no turn arounds" sign? Had an old shop location in durham where 18 wheelers liked to use it for a turn around. We were constantly regrading the gravel and filling holes. I feel your pain.
     
  4. XJsavage

    XJsavage Warlock of Zante plantation

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    Nothing pertinent to the pole listings, but the lack of respect people have for residential and business areas is a downright disgrace.
    Every now and then we'll have people pull over in the grassy area in front of our shop, get stuck, and cuss us up and down for the fact that they got stuck, even after we offered to extract the car for free and get them back on the road!
    I don't even want to talk about assholes on the street that I live on.
    :kaioken:
     
  5. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    I usually solve this problem by using chains or a gate. My favorites are when I do make it back one of my buildings and I find bumpers, busted lenses, maybe even part of a fender ripped off by the chain. Not really a solution for a residence, but like I said, any property or building I have I'll chain off or put up a gate.
     
  6. shelby27604

    shelby27604 Well-Known Member

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    I would put up a sign, but I refuse to put a sign written in spanish (90% of the offenders) at the end of my driveway.
    I sometimes park my forklift at the end of the drive, which works great.....but every now and again, I need to use the forklift, or leave the house, and this becomes cumbersome.

    What REALLY burns me up, is the shear volume of people who think nothing of pulling this U-turn in my driveway WHILE I AM IN THE DRIVEWAY......WTF people! Who does that?
     
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  7. Loganwayne

    Loganwayne #BTL

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    id put a gate up that stays open, with a motion sensor on the back side. they can come in but cant get out. im sure you got some scrap laying around that you could make a hell of a gate out of that they cant just ram through or pick up and move out of the way.
     
  8. kaiser715

    kaiser715 Doing hard time

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    They make rubber spike strips that look real, you know.

    Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
     
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  9. ghost

    ghost Well-Known Member

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    Being on Hwy 151 down here I get people whipping a u turn in my drive every day. It irritates me too.
     
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  10. cbjeeper

    cbjeeper Just a good ol'boy meanin no harm

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    We have a Dollar General they recently built next to our shop, the parking lots do not connect but we now have a problem with idiots circling our shop looking for the DG!
     
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  11. Paul

    Paul Dr 'Dre Moderator

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    Compton is heavily fortified.
    And Overwatch is active 24/7 also...
     
  12. cranbiz

    cranbiz Active Member

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    I feel your pain. My house is a triangular lot that the point is bordered by 2 streets. My driveway connects to both streets. There is this one azzhat who thinks my driveway is a shortcut. Last time, I was out and hollered at him loudly. He hasn't been back since but I think it's a matter of time until he does it again. I would love to put in a spike strip but with my luck, the wife would go out the wrong way. A gate would work but would be a PITA for me, I use both ends of the driveway depending on which way I need to go.
     
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  13. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    If you only knew a decent welder that could fab up a kickass gate to mount on those MASSIVE steel posts at the end of your driveway :flipoff2:






    I read this post while sitting in a job meeting in Granite Falls. Decided "Let's swing by and mess with Andrew on the way back to the office :smokin:"

    And then, fatal error....I exited the hiway and tried to turn left and saw nothing but a mile of traffic as they were paving 64

    I sat there a good 15 minutes with no movement or even signs of life from the pilot car, then turned right and zig-zagged over to 601 to get back on the hiway. Too bad too...if those doors were up I was going to zoom down your drive and yank the emergency brake for a epic drift :lol: . You wouldn't have a clue who it was either since I was in the company car.
     
  14. XJsavage

    XJsavage Warlock of Zante plantation

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    Mister warrior welding is more than capable of doing that and I would certainly enjoy giving him a hand.

    Solution: Ballard gate!
     
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  15. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    The shoemaker has no shoes though :smokin:
     
  16. WARRIORWELDING

    WARRIORWELDING Owner opperator Of WarriorWelding LLC.

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    I'm sure then I wouldn't have known how to react. It would probably have set off an episode of manic proportions leading to a massive draw bridge and moat around the property. Of course hand dug and built with fell trees from the property. Cause I'm hard headed and own no such equipment for proper construction of epic madness.
     
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  17. WARRIORWELDING

    WARRIORWELDING Owner opperator Of WarriorWelding LLC.

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    Got to look that up...not familiar with the term.

    Help though? I've forgotten what that is. You probably have to retract me to work with others. I do have some historical elements from the civil war era and a dang neat small river creek own the property that we could navigate from a county or Two away!
     
  18. WARRIORWELDING

    WARRIORWELDING Owner opperator Of WarriorWelding LLC.

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    Totally lost on this one...
     
  19. XJsavage

    XJsavage Warlock of Zante plantation

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    I misspelled it actually. "Bollard".
    We build quite a few at our shop. What we do on the end polls is incorporate a roller bearing system into it.

    I'm going to have to dig up some photos. Best part about it is, you can be as creative as you can possibly be on both halves. ;)
    Build one half and duplicate it.
     
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  20. WARRIORWELDING

    WARRIORWELDING Owner opperator Of WarriorWelding LLC.

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    Cool, I love me some new build ideas. I looked up the other and stumbled on the right spelling. Getting all that in the ground and going up and down requires some hydraulics right? Or some hefty bull gears?
     
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  21. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    Old saying.
    The man who works hardest at his trade generally ignores his own needs in that field

    The mechanic has multiple cars because he never has time to work on his own

    The shoemaker is so busy making shoes he is always barefoot

    The generator salesman doesn't have an automatic switch on his own house
     
  22. XJsavage

    XJsavage Warlock of Zante plantation

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    For a simple swing gate system, here's an example of one I pulled off of Google. No hydraulic operation needed. This is about the simplest way to build one.
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    A true bollard swing gate has this same concept, but rather than tab hinges connecting each side to the supporting posts, the supporting posts are round bollard posts, capped on top, then with an OD sleeve built into the swing arms themselves, that slides onto it. ID to OD. Lubrication is either achieved by a greasing system alone, or with a large bearing pressed onto the top cap of the bollards. It Sounds a little complicated by just explaining it. Arguably not worth attempting for most, but we still specialize in them.
    In swing arm Gates such as this, in the bollard style we use a lot of rolled square tubing and incorporate decorative accents to compliment surrounding architecture.
    I lost the few pictures I had. I'll snap a few of ours locally as soon as I can.
     
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  23. WARRIORWELDING

    WARRIORWELDING Owner opperator Of WarriorWelding LLC.

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    I like that....and it's universally true.
     
  24. WARRIORWELDING

    WARRIORWELDING Owner opperator Of WarriorWelding LLC.

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    This is what I found.
     
  25. Fabrik8

    Fabrik8 Overcomplicator

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    The actual saying is usually "the cobbler's children have no shoes". A cobbler is someone who makes shoes.
     

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