No More Doorknobs

Have you struggled with doorknobs?

Then you will be delighted with this story.

City Hall is doing away with doorknobs in the building code and starting next march no new building will be permitted to install doorknobs.

But what about freedom we hear you say!

Fear not, you’ll be able to put those knobs back on if you so desire:

Will Johnston, the former Vancouver chief building inspector who wrote the changes in consultation with the building industry, doesn’t see this as the inevitable death of the doorknob because the rules aren’t retroactive. People can also still buy doorknobs and put them back on lever handle-equipped houses.

Read the full article over in the Vancouver Sun.

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VanRant
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VanRant

Should get rid of the door knobs working at the City Hall instead.

Murphy ManChild
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Murphy ManChild

renting was the right decision for me. i don’t need to blow all my money on mortgage payments chasing the home ownership nightmare. PS4 is out and the Xbox one is coming out soon, plus new games will be coming. i have to budget for that.

plus taking out a lone is a big scary life decision. even though i’m mature enough to handle something like that, it’s my personal choice to avoid it.

i can’t wait until Forza 5 comes out, it’s going to be sick!

space889
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space889

So basically make people who want to buy a new place and prefer doorknobs pay extra expenses to replace the handles. Assuming you can still buy door knobs at that time. And where do those extra handles go? Likely landfill or maybe scrapyard. Doesn’t sound very environmentally friendly / green to me.

Though I guess maybe most people wouldn’t care or too lazy to change.

So when is walk-in tub or shower stall going to be a mandatory requirement? A lot of seniors fall getting in and out of bathtubs!!

jesse
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It may look like a joke, but some people cannot open doors with conventional round doorknobs because of disability.

Me, I prefer butlers to open my doors.

Son of Ponzi
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Son of Ponzi

See, Bulls, renters can afford butlers.
Mine is a real English one.

victoria
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victoria

I have to say this. I have levers in my house. Why I don’t know I just chose them when we re-placed the gold dated door knobs.

I have had them caught on sweaters etc. and ripped so many clothes.

Shame this did not go into effect earlier. I could have sued the province.

Son of Ponzi
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Son of Ponzi

Victoria,
If you are a renter, you can sue your landlord.
Says so in the Temancy Act.

ILoveCharts
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ILoveCharts

This is a good idea. The developers cut every corner and the purchasers don’t keep them in check. We should be building buildings that will be useful for many decades. Kudos to the city.

Bull! Bull! Bull!
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Bull! Bull! Bull!

PRICED OUT FOREVER!

how does it feel?

crabman
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crabman

Priced out?! We could easily buy our rented condo for cash. But we didn’t get in this position by doing stupid things like buying incredibly overvalued assets.

Son of Ponzi
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Son of Ponzi

Bill Good had a couple of people on his show.
Talked about the pre-sale racket in Vancouver and Toronto.
There is a documentary called Condo Games tomorrow at 9:00 pm on CBC.
Can’t find it on the schedule, though.
Anyone knows more about this?

Son of Ponzi
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Son of Ponzi
elvince
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elvince

LOL, some people will obstinately want doorknobs, and either sell the levers on ebay or ask builders not to install anything and install knobs themselves. Some people will do anything to go against the wind.

This is a bit ridiculous. I prefer handles myself, but if some moron wants to have teflon coated knobs with a rusted mechanism inside, why the heck would I care?

Snake
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Snake
2.79% 5yr. NEVER AGAIN
Guest
2.79% 5yr. NEVER AGAIN

PRICED OUT FOREVER!

how does it feel?

Out of what? I could put $ 1 mil down on a Westside overpriced piece of crap today but why would I?

Not every renter is broke and a lot of use choose to rent becuase we think RE prices in Vancouver do not represent any value. Capital goes to wear it is treated best and for me its not Van RE. I have three pieces of RE but they are not here.

PS – Haters please don’t. For those of you who will ask, I am a business owner. I am not boasting at all. I am trying to show these dipshits that we are all not living in a basement.

2.79% 5yr. NEVER AGAIN
Guest
2.79% 5yr. NEVER AGAIN

Bull x 3 – Did you pick up any MSFT at $20?

Snake
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Snake

Canadian home prices in for a ‘soft landing,’ will flatten over next 5 years: report

Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/business/canadian-home-prices-in-for-a-soft-landing-will-flatten-over-next-5-years-report-1.1550272#ixzz2lDjx7hdq

Bull! Bull! Bull!
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Bull! Bull! Bull!

the experts have a better track record than all of you doorknobs. if you just blindly follow their advice you’d be doing a lot better than you are.

VanRant
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VanRant

“Federal Reserve officials said they might reduce their US$85 billion in monthly bond purchases “in coming months” as the economy improves, minutes of their last meeting show.”

Interest rate going up? Again?

http://business.financialpost.com/2013/11/20/stocks-slip-after-fed-minutes-reveal-tapering-likely-in-coming-months/

Snake
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Snake

Premiering Thurs, Nov 21 @ 9pm on CBC TV’s Doc Zone Condo game

The Condo Game Promo

http://www.cbc.ca/doczone/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8selboCYDBU

aa4
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aa4

Down with freedom! Long live our enlightened bureacratic overlords.

Sold2Soon
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Sold2Soon

Are these the same bozos who could not prevent leaky condos from sprouting under their building codes, but are concerned about door knobs?

Son of Ponzi
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Son of Ponzi

I heard that there is a petition to rename Corvette St. in Richmond to Lamborghini St.

Bull! Bull! Bull!
Guest
Bull! Bull! Bull!

corvette st is named after the boat, not the car.

kabloona
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kabloona

Not to worry, Poloz says there’s no housing bubble…

😉

“Poloz says Canadian housing market not a bubble, predicts soft landing”

http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/poloz-signals-disagrees-oecd-raise-interest-rates-next-214920462–finance.html

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