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Stopping kids from jumping a wall.


 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:24 pm    Post subject: Stopping kids from jumping a wall. Reply with quote

Having some problems with kids jumping onto my wall in order to cross into an other estate, there using the side gate to climb onto the wall and then walking across, any advice as to how I can prevent this. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a difficult one, I had a similar problem with the last house. Do you own the gate they are using to climb? Maybe you could do something with that to stop them climbing up on to the wall in the first place.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've seen paint you can get which remains sticky once it's dried - supposedly is good at keeping people from climbing up on your walls.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep I think pasting the top of your wall with something sticky but not slippy would be the way to go. Especially if they are the kids who like pristine white trainers, the sticky substance would not appeal to them.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Fargo, don't know if you've got this sorted yet but I've the same problem. I went onto Ebay and found Prikka http://search.ebay.co.uk/search/search.dll?from=R40&_trksid=m37&satitle=Prikka
I bought this but havn't got it up yet though it looks as if it would be a visible deterent remembering that you cant set traps or injure potential burglars

Theres also Anti climb paint http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=130161511815&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=003 which I'll probably give a go if I ever get round to it

Hope this helps, Stephen
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The old walls where I used to live had bits of glass embedded in them. I'm not suggesting you do this however as you could end up in big trouble!
Anti-climb paint might work but perhaps there is a way which is more subtle, you don't want to make any enemys after all. Perhaps some decorative stones cemented onto the top of the wall?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi all,
i am "Having some problems with kids" too,
except this time he is my own,
my problem is he keeps trying to climbing the wall to get out on the road.
my lawn is higher than the road, so the wall is low on the inside.
wire mesh fence seems to be my only option, but it will look nasty .
any ideas ? would be great , thanks

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ray wrote:
hi all,
i am "Having some problems with kids" too,
except this time he is my own,
my problem is he keeps trying to climbing the wall to get out on the road.
my lawn is higher than the road, so the wall is low on the inside.
wire mesh fence seems to be my only option, but it will look nasty .
any ideas ? would be great , thanks


The mesh fence may not look too bad if you dress it up Ray. In fact it can act as a support for a host of great climbing plants such as clematis and honeysuckle. Look at this post http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=43&highlight=chain+link
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks cooler,
i never thought of that , but i think it would be to slow growing as i plan to take it away when he gets bigger, but it did give me a idea,
i think i will sow sweet peas, instead .
will that work alright you think?
will it cover it for the summer anyway.
as i have a few types of berberis , furze or is it gorse, and holly planted . basically any thing with torns, to keep them away from the road when they get bigger.
thanks again

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