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    Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    No really they did in their new building code. The is apparently suppose to make new construction more accessible to handicapped people. It does only apply to new construction, old homes may keep their doorknobs.

    From this CBC offbeat article.

    I honestly don't know what to think about this.

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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    No really they did in their new building code. The is apparently suppose to make new construction more accessible to handicapped people. It does only apply to new construction, old homes may keep their doorknobs.

    From this CBC offbeat article.

    I honestly don't know what to think about this.
    What's the problem?
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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Probably easier to open with mittens still on

    I think if you want to do it on interiors, that is fine. I would think on exterior doors the levers would be easier to break open with a heavy hammer than a standard round door knob.

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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    No really they did in their new building code. The is apparently suppose to make new construction more accessible to handicapped people. It does only apply to new construction, old homes may keep their doorknobs.

    From this CBC offbeat article.

    I honestly don't know what to think about this.
    "If you like your doorknob, you'll get to keep your doorknob!"
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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post

    I honestly don't know what to think about this.

    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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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    No really they did in their new building code. The is apparently suppose to make new construction more accessible to handicapped people. It does only apply to new construction, old homes may keep their doorknobs.

    I honestly don't know what to think about this.
    I have pretty severe arthritis in my wrists and thumbs, and I have been replacing all my old door knobs in my house with lever type knobs. It's so much nicer when it doesn't hurt to open a door.
    I get it completely.

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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!"
    Damn man- I didn't know you had a sense of humor.
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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
    Getting awfully melodramatic over doorknobs, aren't we?
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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    I have pretty severe arthritis in my wrists and thumbs, and I have been replacing all my old door knobs in my house with lever type knobs. It's so much nicer when it doesn't hurt to open a door.
    I get it completely.
    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.
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    Re: Vancouver Bans Doorknobs...

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