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(CBC)   "Everyone on my street has double garages.... who are these farknuts who don't put their car in their garage when we get 2 feet of snow?" tweeted the city of Vaughan   (cbc.ca ) divider line
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2013-02-08 10:30:09 PM  

rnatalie: The person responsible for the city's tweets has been sacked.


Oh well, the truth hurts I guess.
 
2013-02-08 10:33:34 PM  
Suckmaster Burstingfoam:
True. If you ever want to get an old Italian guy angry, ask him about the quality of the houses they build today.

Move in to a brand new McMansion and within 5 years you have to do $100,000 worth of repairs and upgrades.


We're in the market to buy a home.  One of my stipulations is that the home MUST be at least 20 years old.  I don't trust new construction at all.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-08 10:40:47 PM  
What in the heck is a curb cut?

Physically, a gap in the curb for cars to access adjacent property, typically using a driveway.

Legally, the right to construct a curb cut. Connecting a driveway to a road requires a permit in many places. Without a permit for a curb cut you have to walk. As somebody noted earlier, a driveway takes away at least one street parking space so there is reason not to allow as much driveway as you can afford.
 
2013-02-08 10:46:39 PM  
Ever want to know who your neighborhood cannabis grower is?  Look for the house that never opens the garage door.
 
2013-02-08 10:49:53 PM  
My house is the ONLY one on my street where the cars go in the garage.  It's ridiculous.  If you need that much storage space, BUY A BIGGER HOUSE.
 
2013-02-08 10:55:02 PM  

FizixJunkee: Suckmaster Burstingfoam:
True. If you ever want to get an old Italian guy angry, ask him about the quality of the houses they build today.

Move in to a brand new McMansion and within 5 years you have to do $100,000 worth of repairs and upgrades.

We're in the market to buy a home.  One of my stipulations is that the home MUST be at least 20 years old.  I don't trust new construction at all.


You better go back at least 30 years. 20 years will land you smack in the middle of the pre-fab construction days, you don't want anything built with those materials.
 
2013-02-08 10:55:38 PM  

Land Ark: I often think that myself - which is pretty ironic since I have to park 3 cars outside my 2 car garage. But I assume most people aren't car hoarders like me.


Two car garage, two car carport, five cars, and a super long driveway to shovel. Good thing my husband and I both like the exercise.

I don't understand what other people fill up their garages with. I mean, non-hoarders.

My BIL was raised by hoarders and the things in his garage - two old mattresses stacked on top of a car that hasn't run in years and can't pull out for the boxes of old clothes, all in a leaky garage from the '30s. All rotting away, but too precious to be given away, much less thrown out.
 
2013-02-08 10:56:07 PM  

Willis13: good_2_go: wambu: Of course, my idea of a dream home is a one-bedroom efficiency with a 10-car garage.

I like the cut of your jib.

Whats a jib?


What's a google?
 
2013-02-08 11:06:43 PM  

ZAZ: What in the heck is a curb cut?

Physically, a gap in the curb for cars to access adjacent property, typically using a driveway.

Legally, the right to construct a curb cut. Connecting a driveway to a road requires a permit in many places. Without a permit for a curb cut you have to walk. As somebody noted earlier, a driveway takes away at least one street parking space so there is reason not to allow as much driveway as you can afford.


Yes. I was bugged by not having heard the term and looked it up on wikipedia.  Basically nothing more than a fancy term for the sloped portion of the sidewalk at the end of a driveway.  Maybe my experience is limited but I thought that basically every house has that. I have lived all of my 45 years in CA suburbs and, aside from houses out in the boonies, have never seen a house without that.

Disagree on the concern about a curb cut taking away street parking.  Assuming the person whose house it is in front of is actually using the driveway they should be allowed three or even more spots.  The curb cut for the cars parked side to side in the driveway will take up considerably less space than if the cars were all on the street parked end to end.
 
2013-02-08 11:09:38 PM  

Macular Degenerate: Sounds like this guy lives in a town full of slobs


What kind of town do you have to live in so that you know what kind of garages people have? There are 6 houses on my block, and I can only see the garage of the dude on the corner.

Is this one of those crappy hell-hole places where people have driveways leading to a garage that is <b>on the FRONT</b> of the house? FSM what an eye-sore. Please have the courtesy of building your house with the garage on the back so that neighbors don't have to look at your shiatty barn door garages.
 
2013-02-08 11:17:09 PM  

SevenizGud: Macular Degenerate: Sounds like this guy lives in a town full of slobs

What kind of town do you have to live in so that you know what kind of garages people have? There are 6 houses on my block, and I can only see the garage of the dude on the corner.

Is this one of those crappy hell-hole places where people have driveways leading to a garage that is <b>on the FRONT</b> of the house? FSM what an eye-sore. Please have the courtesy of building your house with the garage on the back so that neighbors don't have to look at your shiatty barn door garages.


The garage on the front is simply more practical. Who cares what it looks like.  The functionality is more important. Plus its none of my neighbors business what my house looks like. I paid for it and will paint it purple and green and put a garage across the entire front of it if I like.
 
2013-02-08 11:22:46 PM  

saturn badger: What's a google?


It's another name for a curb cut.
 
2013-02-08 11:24:21 PM  

Ima4nic8or: The garage on the front is simply more practical. Who cares what it looks like. The functionality is more important. Plus its none of my neighbors business what my house looks like. I paid for it and will paint it purple and green and put a garage across the entire front of it if I like.


I rather had in mind as my target reader the subset of humanity that is civilized.
 
2013-02-08 11:25:29 PM  

Unsung_Hero: My house is the ONLY one on my street where the cars go in the garage.  It's ridiculous.  If you need that much storage space, BUY A BIGGER HOUSE.


storage units are an affordable and practical solution to many storage woes.

/hell up in new england they build them, fill them up, and build more.
//packrats, the lot of them.
 
2013-02-08 11:25:41 PM  
People who have a Dungeon in their garage.

amorphousintelligence.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-08 11:34:08 PM  
They park in the street?!

Pfft. 99% problems.
 
2013-02-09 12:05:30 AM  
"The City has temporarily suspended the account and is investigating the cause of this tweet, including the possibility of the account being hacked by an unauthorized user," the statement said.

Oh, for fark's sake!  Somebody posted to the wrong account.  BFD.  Rolling out the Spanish Inquisition is asinine.  Get over it.  Whoever sent the tweet has to buy pizza for the office and everyone moves on.
 
2013-02-09 12:06:20 AM  

The_Original_Roxtar: 1 car garage contents:
1 (one) workbench with mechanics tools
1 (one) bookshelf containing various car car chemicals
1 (one) 1988 porsche 944
4 (four) early offset porsche "cookie cutter" wheels
8 (eight) brake rotors for various vehicles
3 (three) automotive radiators
1 (one) garbage can
1 (one) suzuki gs500f

my daily driver lives in the driveway. my parts car lives in the cul-de-sac.

yes, my garage is packed... but with vehicles. I simply have too many vehicles.



This sounds eerily similar to mine aside from the cars on the driveway:

3 car garage contents:
2 daily driver cars (for me and Mrs. oldass)
1 porsche 951
1 workbench with mechanics tools
1 26" 3-stack rolling craftsman tool chest
1 heavy gauge wire shelving system on castor wheels with assorted chemicals.
1 beer fridge (too heavy to move)
1 boom box
1 upright air compressor
1 MIG welder connected to 220 volt, 60 Amp circuit
1 ultrasonic parts cleaner
2 snow shovels
1 floor squeegee
1 trash can
1 recycling can
1 pine box filled with various steel parts in need of recycling (brake discs, pads, ball joints, springs, etc.)
assorted car parts in various stages of refurbishment
assorted containers of used motor oil and brake fluid in need of recycling
 
2013-02-09 12:08:55 AM  
Oh, and it seems like the more harsh the climate, the less likely people are to park in the garage.  Not one of my relatives in snow country parks their car in the garage.  I don't understand it at all.  I live where it's news when the temperature goes below freezing and I park in the car hole.
 
2013-02-09 12:13:22 AM  

SevenizGud: Macular Degenerate: Sounds like this guy lives in a town full of slobs

What kind of town do you have to live in so that you know what kind of garages people have? There are 6 houses on my block, and I can only see the garage of the dude on the corner.

Is this one of those crappy hell-hole places where people have driveways leading to a garage that is <b>on the FRONT</b> of the house? FSM what an eye-sore. Please have the courtesy of building your house with the garage on the back so that neighbors don't have to look at your shiatty barn door garages.


How about houses that are built with a cliff-side view out the back, hmmm?
 
2013-02-09 12:52:44 AM  

Hobodeluxe: sno man: fusillade762: If you're the entire city of Vaughan which street is "yours"?

Doesn't matter it's a festival of McMansions and 1800sq ft McMansion jrs.  The whole place is not more that 25 year old subdivisions, that all look exactly the same... Other than the size of the boulevard trees.

and they're all made out of ticky tack


And they all look just the same.
 
2013-02-09 02:19:19 AM  

buzzcut73: ZAZ: If you own a curb cut you should be forbidden from parking on or near your street.

I have a curb cut but park one of the cars on the street cause the damn thing leaks oil all over the place and I don't want that shiat on my driveway.


But it's fine going straight into the local watershed...
 
2013-02-09 02:55:12 AM  

oldass31: The_Original_Roxtar: 1 car garage contents:
1 (one) workbench with mechanics tools
1 (one) bookshelf containing various car car chemicals
1 (one) 1988 porsche 944
4 (four) early offset porsche "cookie cutter" wheels
8 (eight) brake rotors for various vehicles
3 (three) automotive radiators
1 (one) garbage can
1 (one) suzuki gs500f

my daily driver lives in the driveway. my parts car lives in the cul-de-sac.

yes, my garage is packed... but with vehicles. I simply have too many vehicles.


This sounds eerily similar to mine aside from the cars on the driveway:

3 car garage contents:
2 daily driver cars (for me and Mrs. oldass)
1 porsche 951
1 workbench with mechanics tools
1 26" 3-stack rolling craftsman tool chest
1 heavy gauge wire shelving system on castor wheels with assorted chemicals.
1 beer fridge (too heavy to move)
1 boom box
1 upright air compressor
1 MIG welder connected to 220 volt, 60 Amp circuit
1 ultrasonic parts cleaner
2 snow shovels
1 floor squeegee
1 trash can
1 recycling can
1 pine box filled with various steel parts in need of recycling (brake discs, pads, ball joints, springs, etc.)
assorted car parts in various stages of refurbishment
assorted containers of used motor oil and brake fluid in need of recycling


I like you people.

My garage:
2 Kayaks
4 bicycles (2 road 2 mountain)
1 motorcycle (Kawasaki police special)
1 scooter (chetak indian Vespa clone)
2 massive three tier Craftsman tool boxes filled with tools inherited from dad and my granddads
workbench
beer fridge
lap top filled with music
two bike stands
1 motorcycle lift (yeah, from harbor freight... what are you gonna do?)
1 dart board
1 floor

Cars live outside. If you're worried about the car being outside while it's parked, what do you do when you're driving to work? Drive the garage around it?
 
2013-02-09 03:08:35 AM  

capt.hollister: The tweeter is an idiot.

I have such a garage and a four-car driveway.  There's a nice four-car driveway in front of it.  There are 3 bikes slumbering in the garage, the 3 cars stay outside... in the driveway... so, you know, not in the way of municipal snowplows.

Has the city of Vaughan called in the army yet ?

/No such idiots where I live.
//In fact, there are many idiots here, just in a different way.


People who use twitter have bird brains.
 
2013-02-09 03:33:54 AM  

The_Original_Roxtar: jst3p: buttery_shame_cave: we had this discussion, my wife and i, where i talked about my plans for the garage when we finally purchase.

she was astonished that i wasn't going to let her just take over the garage with storage, that i was, in fact, going to allow her very limited storage space in it.

-_-

That sounds like a healthy relationship....

it does indeed.
each partner needs his or her own space. "keep your shiat out of the garage... it is for cars and tools" goes along the same line as "keep your car parts out of my studio... it is for my various projects".

respecting one another's boundaries... very healthy.


also i plan on ripping out a section of floor and installing a mechanic's pit, reinforcing the overhead and installing a gantry block and tackle, running additional 220 lines for the mig and tig units.... air compressor for all THOSE tools, plus the bandsaw, mill, reloading bench and all manner of other things... where the hell is she gonna have ROOM to put anything?
 
2013-02-09 04:13:02 AM  

crotchgrabber: oldass31: The_Original_Roxtar: 1 car garage contents:
1 (one) workbench with mechanics tools
1 (one) bookshelf containing various car car chemicals
1 (one) 1988 porsche 944
4 (four) early offset porsche "cookie cutter" wheels
8 (eight) brake rotors for various vehicles
3 (three) automotive radiators
1 (one) garbage can
1 (one) suzuki gs500f

my daily driver lives in the driveway. my parts car lives in the cul-de-sac.

yes, my garage is packed... but with vehicles. I simply have too many vehicles.


This sounds eerily similar to mine aside from the cars on the driveway:

3 car garage contents:
2 daily driver cars (for me and Mrs. oldass)
1 porsche 951
1 workbench with mechanics tools
1 26" 3-stack rolling craftsman tool chest
1 heavy gauge wire shelving system on castor wheels with assorted chemicals.
1 beer fridge (too heavy to move)
1 boom box
1 upright air compressor
1 MIG welder connected to 220 volt, 60 Amp circuit
1 ultrasonic parts cleaner
2 snow shovels
1 floor squeegee
1 trash can
1 recycling can
1 pine box filled with various steel parts in need of recycling (brake discs, pads, ball joints, springs, etc.)
assorted car parts in various stages of refurbishment
assorted containers of used motor oil and brake fluid in need of recycling

I like you people.

My garage:
2 Kayaks
4 bicycles (2 road 2 mountain)
1 motorcycle (Kawasaki police special)
1 scooter (chetak indian Vespa clone)
2 massive three tier Craftsman tool boxes filled with tools inherited from dad and my granddads
workbench
beer fridge
lap top filled with music
two bike stands
1 motorcycle lift (yeah, from harbor freight... what are you gonna do?)
1 dart board
1 floor

Cars live outside. If you're worried about the car being outside while it's parked, what do you do when you're driving to work? Drive the garage around it?


All right, my turn:
1 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic
1 Suzuki DR650SE
1 Honda CB400F awaiting restoration
1 electric scooter
1 wheelie bin
1 chain saw in its carrying chest
1 pressure washer
1 work bench with drawers for hand, battery, and air tools
1 mechanic's tool chest inherited from dad
1 mechanic's chest with drawers for nuts, bolts, washers, all classed by size and threa; inherited from dad
1 mechanic's chest with high-precision measuring tools (micrometers, calipers, etc.); inherited from dad
1 wheeled stool
1 floor jack for cars
1 floor jack for motorcycles
3 bicycles
16 summer tires (1 set each for four cars), which are replaced by 16 winter tires in the spring.
1 wood stove
1 commercial snow blower
5 assorted snow shovels
1 spade
2 axes
2 garden rakes
1 broom
1 shelf unit with assorted spray lubes, release agents, engine oil, gear oil, chain lube, brake fluid, windshield washer, etc...
1 shelf unti with leftover spares from every motorcycle I've ever owned, 2 R/C cars and 1 R/C boat
1 shelf unit with extension cords, spare bulbs, connectors, zip ties, assorted nails, screws, etc...
1 shelf unit with assorted tools inherited from my dad and various car parts inherited from my brother
2 shelf units with swimming pool paraphernalia , external Christmas decorations, etc...
2 shelf units with things Young Miss capt brought with her when she moved back home to finish college.
2 containers of used engine oil which, despite my being very patient with them, appear to have no inclination to make it out to the local collecting point on their own...
 
2013-02-09 04:29:58 AM  
My garage contains only a single acorn.
 
2013-02-09 10:48:50 AM  
My boyfriend and I have a two car garage and a pole barn. We park our two cars in our two car garage and also have room for many tools and equipment such as lawnmower, snowblower etc. Our pole barn is mostly empty cept for a canoe and a back up refrigerator

/mom is a hoarder, has a two car garage and cannot fit one car in there. Shudders at the thought of cleaning out her mess one day.
 
2013-02-09 11:33:41 AM  

wambu: saturn badger: What's a google?

It's another name for a curb cut.


I like the cut of your curb
 
2013-02-09 12:03:30 PM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: SpdrJay: White people problems.....

You've never been to the 905.

Granted it's not as brown as the city of Bramaladesh.


All roads lead to Bramladesh.

/live in Richmond Hill
//4ft by 2ft snowplow mound to dig out of this morning
///driveway was almost spotless when I went to bed last night
////shakes tiny fist
//slashies!
 
2013-02-09 01:30:24 PM  

saturn badger: wambu: saturn badger: What's a google?

It's another name for a curb cut.

I like the cut of your curb


 
NSFW
 
2013-02-09 05:46:43 PM  

good_2_go: wambu: Of course, my idea of a dream home is a one-bedroom efficiency with a 10-car garage.

I like the cut of your jib.


And even moreso now. Thanks!
 
2013-02-09 09:07:52 PM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Hacker_X: Land Ark: I often think that myself - which is pretty ironic since I have to park 3 cars outside my 2 car garage. But I assume most people aren't car hoarders like me.

Hmm, an old Nash Metropolitan tarped under the back deck, a 53 GMC in the back yard, and in the driveway another 53 GMC, a camper, and a pair of VW syncros with one being the GL . The two car garage just barely has room for one vehicle. The rest is filled with tools and gear. And when I say tools I mean stuff like a bandsaw, drill press, air compressor, etc... Unless you build a dedicated shop anybody who has that kind of gear keeps it in their garage.

Most people have hobbies and if those hobbies take up much space there is a good chance they are going in the garage.

You know what, architects need to just flat out start designing houses with hobby rooms. Give it a really big garage style external door, lots of overhead lighting, VERY good sound insulation, and electrical outlets everywhere.

You just described the perfect bondage dungeon.

/counts as a hobby room I guess
//would make life in Vaughan more tolerable

Hmm, with your comment and further thought I'm thinking a good floor drain might be a good addition to the design. And as long as you aren't a professional Dom i do believe S&M would count as a hoppy if you had a room dedicated to it.

Oh, and having on whole wall be really sturdy pegboard wouldn't hurt either. Doesn't matter if you are hanging tools or "tools" on it, either way it is useful.

The Southern Dandy: People who have a Dungeon in their garage.

[amorphousintelligence.files.wordpress.com image 630x420]


I can't say that i care for the shade of red but as far as dungeons go it isn't half bad. I've seen home gyms that look far less appealing and I'm guessing are cleaned far less regularly.
 
2013-02-11 12:42:17 PM  

Hacker_X: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Hacker_X: Land Ark:

Oh, and having on whole wall be really sturdy pegboard wouldn't hurt either.


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