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I began collecting a few bowling balls with the intention of making decorative art in my flower beds. I have a neighbor across the street who
undoubtedly has so much disregard for me that he reported me to the city code enforcer who said bowling balls were against code. I had a supervisor come and look at my yard and the bowling balls and he said it is art. The other code enforcer has required that I "anchor" them down. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm sure no matter what I do the neighbor will not like it. He hates my trees. I have humongous oaks and lots of plants and shrubs. He has complained for 16 years now. He sits on his front porch and watches everything I do. He reported I had rats. They found the rats nest on his property. He claims the termites come from my home. Believe me, I have a small brick ranch that I do all the upkeep on. I think he just can't stand it that he can't tell me what to do like he does the rest of the neighbors. I'm a woman-maybe that's his problem. Anyway, how do I "anchor" my bowling balls without taking away from the art of them in my flowerbeds? Please help me. I want to abide by the city codes.

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ThisIsMyNameOK
ThisIsMyNameOK

4 years ago

I would think using the existing finger holes is the easiest way to anchor them. Just glue something in there and stick it into the ground. I'm not sure how you have them displayed, I'm assuming just lying on the ground around your garden. So just poke some holes, stick them in and push them down and they should look pretty much the same. Depending on just how anchored the city wants them, you could pour a little concrete in I guess.

A better question is, why do they need to be anchored?

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

4 years ago

The easiest thing to to may be to get a couple of short length 2 - 3 lengths of precut rebar and stake them in the ground. You can then drill hole in your bowling ball to fit over them. Maybe also add a dab of construction adhesive or silicone caulk in the hole before inserting the rebar rod. But be careful where you drive the rods in the ground so that there are no hidden utility wires or pipes. Or get some large plastic or metal tent stakes where you can shape or fit and attach the top end into one of the finger holes on the bowling ball. Good luck.

I would actually turn the flowerbed into a bowling lane so he can hear the echo of the pins bouncing around and have loud bowling parties with friends who park their motorcycles out front.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 4 years ago

+1

Also, if you can't drill the balls, just use one of the pre-existing finger-holes.