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Old 05-23-2013, 10:51 PM   #16
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ok, that changes things...I was thing your shed was the neighbors house.

Do you plan on using your covered patio?
Looks like you'll need to clear the patio area and put the stuff in the shed.

First thing I would do is get some sections of that stockade fence that
you have along your back and put it up along the neighbors property line.
Is that a chain link fence he has?

We made "privacy walls" on each end of our deck, although we really
didn't need the privacy, we did it for a cozy feeling to make it like an
outdoor room. Assuming that you want to use your patio for sitting
outside and BBQ's you'll want a double barrier to block the view...

So starting with with fence along the property line is a good idea.

I'll get you some pics of our 'outdoor walls'

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Ivy it will grow into the siding and give critters access towards the attic. I'd move.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:09 AM   #18
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Firstly as others suggested, a fence along the property line is a must.
Then plant shrubs along the fence.

Now you're only limited to your imagination. I'll assume that you plan on using your patio. We have a deck and I wanted to make it cozy,
so I designed walls on each end. You could do something like this and attach it to your house at the patio.
It certainly would block the neighbors view. Behind it plant additional shrubs...Here is one 'wall' it's attached to our deck. In your case if you like
this idea you'll have to set it in cement footings. You can add more wood to it for more privacy. You can use garden flags in it. (where we have stained glass)






I'll be back with the other side photos. There is a shelf half way up for plants.
I hope this inspires you to use your imagination.




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I'm already having a problem with them insisting on parking their leaking car at the curb in front of my property.

My thoughts were maybe a trellis with some fast growing ivy planted on it. Or putting in a run of 8' or 10' privacy fence.

what do you guys think?
Are you one of the people that believe you own the street in front of your property and that you have exclusive parking rights there?

As far as the addition issue put up somethig to block the view. Maybe a clothesline with a sheet pinned or hung over it??

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Do you plan on using your covered patio?
Looks like you'll need to clear the patio area and put the stuff in the shed.
Yeah, we are in the middle of moving and renovating. So, several of the things on the patio will eventually end up at the large barn out at our family farm. Patio will eventually be used. Shed door isn't big enough for large machines like the mower and the quad.



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Are you one of the people that believe you own the street in front of your property and that you have exclusive parking rights there?
If you have 100' of empty curb in front of your house, you don't need to permenantly park your car in front of mine and block access to my camper. That not an unreasonable expectation.
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There have been numerous discussions regarding 'that curb space' in front of one's house.

While I'm sure everyone agrees that no one owns 'that space', neighborly etiquette states that one should only park in front of their house and not park in front of your neighbors preventing them from parking in front of their house.

The fact that a neighbor would park in front of the OP's house when they have the space in front of their own house pretty much explains the mentality of the neighbors. Basically, they don't care about anyone else but themselves.

An obvious solution is to park there first so they can't.

Next, a simple knock on the door and ask them to please park in front of their own house. If that is met with the uncooperative response that I suspect the OP will get, then it's obvious that the OP then needs to 'help' them understand some of the 'rules' of a neighborhood.

1st Question for the OP....do they own the property or are they the renters? If renters, is it section 8?
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There have been numerous discussions regarding 'that curb space' in front of one's house.

While I'm sure everyone agrees that no one owns 'that space', neighborly etiquette states that one should only park in front of their house and not park in front of your neighbors preventing them from parking in front of their house.

The fact that a neighbor would park in front of the OP's house when they have the space in front of their own house pretty much explains the mentality of the neighbors. Basically, they don't care about anyone else but themselves.

An obvious solution is to park there first so they can't.

Next, a simple knock on the door and ask them to please park in front of their own house. If that is met with the uncooperative response that I suspect the OP will get, then it's obvious that the OP then needs to 'help' them understand some of the 'rules' of a neighborhood.

1st Question for the OP....do they own the property or are they the renters? If renters, is it section 8?
Knocking on their door only works if they are reasonable people, I suspect
cat daddy thinks not.
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Knocking on their door only works if they are reasonable people, I suspect
cat daddy thinks not.
I think so as well...which is why I asked the questions....renters usually don't care....section 8 even less....47%'rs
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Are you one of the people that believe you own the street in front of your property and that you have exclusive parking rights there?
Well I think most people expect to be able to park in front of their own home, the one they pay taxes on, so the bigger question is why the neighbor isn't parling in front of their OWN home!

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Knocking on their door only works if they are reasonable people, I suspect
cat daddy thinks not.
In some neighborhoods, an unexpected stranger knocking on someone's door can get you shot or something!
More so if you are dealing with a real nutty redneck type who doesn't like what you have to say about his car!

There was a story in the news a short time ago, a woman with her dog visiting a friend who had a dog, the dogs were playing outside and the dog hating neighbor went inside his house and came back out with a shotgun and killed the visiting woman's dog.
You never know what kind of nuts live next door or how they might react to a "confrontation"

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Ernat said Wrigley and another young dog were playing Monday morning between the man's home and some church property when her pet was shot.

Cutler lives two houses away from where Ernat was staying, she said, and Cutler was outside his back door, about 30 feet away, when Wrigley was shot.

“They (the dogs) were just playing and wrestling’’ when Wrigley was hit with one round from a shotgun, Ernat said. She said her dog suffered multiple wounds and later died at a veterinarian’s office in Atlantic.

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1st Question for the OP....do they own the property or are they the renters? If renters, is it section 8?
House is owned by thier father. They live there for free.

Anyway, I'm less concerned with the car than with the window and thier peeping, pot smoking, theiving teenagers.

I'm headed back to the house tonight for another work weekend and I'll sit back there and brainstorm a while with you guy's suggestions.
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House is owned by thier father. They live there for free.

Anyway, I'm less concerned with the car than with the window and thier peeping, pot smoking, theiving teenagers.

I'm headed back to the house tonight for another work weekend and I'll sit back there and brainstorm a while with you guy's suggestions.
Free? Might as well be section 8.

Sounds like surveillance camera is in order.....

Just a little tidbit of info...I know a few people that own property that they rent out....they have some units that go as section 8. With section 8, part or most of the rent is paid by the govt....the renter is 'supposed' to pay the remainder. In all of their section 8 renters, non pay their part....but as the landlords say, they are better off with section 8. 80% of the rent is better than 0%.
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Well I think most people expect to be able to park in front of their own home
Where I live most people expect to park in their driveways.

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the one they pay taxes on
If the neighbor is purchasing anything in the township, working in the township or registering a vehicle in the state, then the neighbor is paying taxes for the roadway pavement in front of the posters home.
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If the neighbor is purchasing anything in the township, working in the township or registering a vehicle in the state, then the neighbor is paying taxes for the roadway pavement in front of the posters home.
I doubt they pay sales tax on their pot.
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I doubt they pay sales tax on their pot.
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I doubt they pay sales tax on their pot.
If their vehicles are properly registered then part of that fee is given back to the localities and is used by the locality for roadway surface issues.

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