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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by csense View Post
    And that's exactly what they want, for you not to think. Over time you'll accept it unquestioningly. Even praise it. Then the end will come, and even that, you will accept. The momentum is upon us. Some see it, some don't
    As far as I know levered door knobs are no trouble for able-bodied people to deal with.
    One day, if you live long enough, you too may have arthritis in your wrists and thumbs.
    Then you will accept it as a good idea as well.

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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    But the question is, should everyone be required to install lever knobs because it's so much nicer for you? I personally think it's a bit of a stretch to justify. It sounds like something our own government would do.
    They aren't making millions of people retrofit their homes to accommodate this. New construction will have lever types, and homowners are still free to replace the levers with knobs.

    So effin deal with it. It's not like you had any particular attachment to knobs before you read this article.
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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    But the question is, should everyone be required to install lever knobs because it's so much nicer for you? I personally think it's a bit of a stretch to justify. It sounds like something our own government would do.
    The code change is for new construction only. Whats wrong with levered knobs anyway?
    New construction also calls for balusters to be less than four inches apart so kids won't get their heads stuck in between them. Why would that bother anyone without kids?
    Like Kobie said "If you like your doorknob, you'll get to keep your doorknob!"
    Building codes are designed to give us all a minimum requirement for standards and safety.
    Architectural standards are evolving and changing all the time so that everyday life is better and predictably safe.
    It's part of the fabric of civilization.
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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    "If you like your doorknob, you'll get to keep your doorknob!"
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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    I grew up in Surrey and I know there's too many doorknobs in Vancouver anyway.
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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Too much government is the problem.
    Don't you really mean too much civilization?
    There are building codes about the minimum and maximum heights for stair risers and the width of treads so that stairs can be negotiated by old and young in a predictable and safe manner.
    Is that too much government as well, or would you much rather have the freedom to build an unstable and unsafe house?

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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by csense View Post
    And that's exactly what they want, for you not to think. Over time you'll accept it unquestioningly. Even praise it. Then the end will come, and even that, you will accept. The momentum is upon us. Some see it, some don't
    It's the doorknob apocalypse! Shove in a clip, sight in the gateway and bracket the artillery on the sidewalk.
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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Levered door handles have the distinct advantage of allowing you to open the door with your elbow while both hands are full.
    Ya can't do that with spherical knobs.

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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    They aren't making millions of people retrofit their homes to accommodate this. New construction will have lever types, and homowners are still free to replace the levers with knobs.

    So effin deal with it. It's not like you had any particular attachment to knobs before you read this article.
    It's not as if I have any attachments to doorknobs now. I happen to think it' a stupid idea, but no surprise, since it's from government officials. If handicapped folks want levers, then let them buy their own effin levers, and have them installed, just as the rest of us do when we want something which suits our own tastes and desires.
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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by csense View Post
    And that's exactly what they want, for you not to think. Over time you'll accept it unquestioningly. Even praise it. Then the end will come, and even that, you will accept. The momentum is upon us. Some see it, some don't
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