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    • PhilE
    • By PhilE 16th Sep 17, 12:16 AM
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    Neighbours guests using my drive without my permission.
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    • 16th Sep 17, 12:16 AM
    Neighbours guests using my drive without my permission. 16th Sep 17 at 12:16 AM
    Probably not a big deal for some, but I don't like it. This evening I was doing a repair on my front porch when one of the neighbors guests used my drive to reverse in, right in front of me.

    Was very tempted to go straight round the neighbors. The guest could of been visiting one of two houses. One house has neighbors who have been excellent, and I didn't want to trouble them as the husband is a nervous type.

    The other neighbor is rather like her dog, barks at anything all day long if its not sitting there looking nervous. Even look in her direction and she's ready to be on the offensive.

    The easiest solution would be to install a telescopic post or cheaper folding one. Adds a measure of security also.

    The folding ones start at £20, telescopic £75. Id like something strong enough to leave a good dent, should someone be careless enough to use my drive with them in place. Suggestions welcome.
    Last edited by PhilE; 16-09-2017 at 12:25 AM.
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    • PhilE
    • By PhilE 6th Oct 17, 1:01 AM
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    You had to repair it again? Have you done it right the second time ?
    Originally posted by societys child
    Isn't it past your bedtime son?
    • PhilE
    • By PhilE 6th Oct 17, 1:03 AM
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    PhilE
    Cleaned your drive!

    We've never cleaned the drive.
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    No, that doesn't surprise me. Your house must be lovely.
    • PhilE
    • By PhilE 6th Oct 17, 1:11 AM
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    PhilE

    I could have plenty of issues with my drive if I wanted to. I won't bore people with details, but we share part with a neighbour who's housebound, which means numerous delivery vans and carers' vehicles every day. It's unfortunate that the repairing obligation is 70% us and 30% them, but I can live with it because I have my health and 3 pensions, while they have next to nothing.

    The private entrance leading to our drive would definitely give you apoplexy, because it is the only turn space within half a mile that's large enough to allow lorries to change direction. So, they do. About once a day I hear the 'beep, beep, beep' of some lorry's reversing klaxon. If I yelled at them that really would be hypocritical, because all of us who live in the country take wrong turnings now and again, so we do exactly the same thing!
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Well, people come on to this forum with all sorts of issues, so why wouldn't you feel comfortable expressing yours? If you are also having issues with your drive, why not just say 'yes I sympathize.'

    There's always going to be the usual peasants behind computers saying things they'd never have the courage to say to someones face, but you haven't struck me as one of them thus far.

    So apologies if I've come across as disrespectful, and I hope the situation with your drive improves for you.
    • PhilE
    • By PhilE 6th Oct 17, 1:13 AM
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    This thread's going nowhere useful, I'll let some brave peasant behind his/her computer have the last say.
    • gax23
    • By gax23 6th Oct 17, 3:21 PM
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    I agree with Phil’s sentiments and can see why it would cause an annoyance. Unfortunately for him, he’s acted like a complete knob about it, so is unlikely to get very far with his genuine grievance.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 6th Oct 17, 5:18 PM
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    No, that doesn't surprise me. Your house must be lovely.
    Originally posted by PhilE


    Ok, then, clever sick sarcasm apart, tell me why and how you clean a drive.

    Hoover? Sweep? Steam clean? Scrub on hands and knees?
    Member #14 of SKI-ers club

    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 6th Oct 17, 5:57 PM
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    Ok, then, clever sick sarcasm apart, tell me why and how you clean a drive.

    Hoover? Sweep? Steam clean? Scrub on hands and knees?
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    Jet wash...
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