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Can I use a jigsaw to cut fence rails?

I'm looking for a saw to complete my fencing project. I was using a circular saw to cut the fence rails but it went for a walk, if you know what I mean. I'm now wondering if a jigsaw would be a ...
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What are the steps for pouring more cement around metal fence posts that are leaning?

When the wooden fence was built, they used metal posts but only filled the 2' hole with one bag of concrete. The posts are leaning at about a 25 degree angle. I want to dig out the hole again, then ...
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What size hole do I need for cementing in 2.4m 120mm pine fence posts into clay soil?

I'm putting up a new fence (first time doing this), I'm using treated pine posts, 2.4m by 120mm diameter. I want to cement them in, the soil is heavy clay, very little top soil. How deep/wide a hole ...
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Installing a strong-tie post anchor on unlevel concrete

I'm building a short (3.5 ft) fence in my front yard. I have most of the posts sunk in dirt holes, but two of them will need to be mounted on a concrete slab. The problem is that the slab has a ...
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Mount wooden post onto uneven concrete [duplicate]

Hi I'm wanting to mount a 112x112x3000 post onto a concrete slab. I have purchased L shaped brackets to do the job. Because the post will sit at the edge of the concrete I can install at most three ...
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What type of fence posts are suitable for a wet location?

I have a fenceline that is home to a seasonal creek that runs basically right on it (between my yard and the neighbor's). Obviously this is rotting the wooden fencepost because the water seeps into ...
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How should I support a large gate in a vinyl fence?

I'm adding a new gate in my vinyl fence; a full width (6') gate. I'm concerned about support. The fence posts are decently moored, but there is still some wiggle. Would it be better to dig out and ...
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Fill gap on slope with horizontal fence

I have built a horizontal fence on a slope. There is a 6" or so gap between the bottom of the fence and the ground on the downhill side. What easy solutions are there for this problem? I have ...
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Cleaning and staining a fence with segments of different color and age

I have a fence that I share with my neighbors and I have a couple of questions related to how to properly clean and stain this fence. You can see it in the picture below. There is another segment ...
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Are there any advantages to using metal post spikes set in concrete when building a privacy fence?

My neighbor and I are considering alternatives to wood-in-concrete fence posts for a privacy fence that can have significant wind load in an area that gets up to -30 degree frosts in winter. The ...
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How deep in ground should I install 4x4 PT fence posts?

I'm installing some 4x4 Pressure Treated 8' Tall Fence Posts for a chicken run. I want to have at least 7' tall fence, and am wondering if the 1' sunken depth is adequate. I have read conflicting ...
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Smashed chain link fence?

People have been using my back yard as a walk way for sometime. I recently bought the house and my dog goes berserk every time they come through. The fence is smashed beyond anything I have seen on ...
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In CLAY soil, looking for best method to set wood fence posts?

I am getting ready to install a wood fence. My problem is I have soil that is mostly clay. What is the best method to install posts in poor draining clay, giving me the best longevity?
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Need suggestions for a removable or mobile fence for a parking spot next to the garage

Below is the layout of the space that I want to close with a fence. What is not shown in the picture is a large driveway that goes from the street to both the garage and the parking spot that I want ...
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Christmas Lights on Vinyl fences

My question is... How do I install Christmas lights (C7 or C9) in a nice uniform row atop all of my vinyl fence ? I don't want to glue, screw or tape them on.
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How do I put in a 10 ft metal pole for a metal driveay gate?

I have 2 metal poles 10 ft poles and a metal entrance gate that is 10 ft wide and 4 feet tall. I want to get it in the ground this weekend. I am going to rent a gas post hole digger. What kind of ...
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Why do fence panels turn grey?

Looking from my upstairs window i can see almost my entire streets back gardens. Almost all of them have greyish wooden fencing panels, but i'm sure this asn' by choice. what caused this so i can ...
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Didn't stain my new fence this summer: do it while its cold or wait until next year?

I have a new fence built from pressure-treated wood. We did not get around to staining it this fall and the temperatures are now in the 40s. Is it better just to wait until next year or should I ...
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What water:cement:sand ratio gives the strongest mortar?

A typical mortar mix ratio is 1 cement : 3 sand. But what is the water ratio? Is it 0.5:1:3? Would a 0.5:1:2 ratio be a stronger mortar? Our next door neighbor has a dog that digs like a pro. The ...
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How can I fill in the gap between my chain-link fence and its gate

We have a couple of gates in our chain-link fence and bunnies and large rodents like to squeeze through them. I would like to fill the gap somehow so the gates are still usable and look halfway ...
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Will wooden fencing “age” inside a dark (but ventilated) garage?

Upstate New Yorker here (in case weather/geography matter). This summer my big project was to put a (spruce) fence around our whole back yard. I got about 75% of the way and have to call it quits for ...
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has anyone tried wambam no dig fence

I need to replace 3 fence panels and posts and i can't find any contractor, i am guessing because it is a small job. The only contractor i was able to find wants $1500 without staning or hauling away ...
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I need to join my fence with my neighbor's; Can't use his post..how do I dig the hole for mine close to his?

As shown in the picture my neighbor's fence is already in place (the vertical fence) Mine will be horizontal and I need to set the post as close as possible to his. My post will support a gate (72" ...
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I installed my cedar fence 2 months ago. Can I stain it next year?

This is a knotty cedar board fence. I did not have enough time to stain it this year. On top of that I plan to redo my deck next year in April-May. I would like to give the same stain. Is it too ...
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Horizontal Fence on a slope; what's the best design?

I am replacing my neighbors low, 4' tall fence on the side of my yard with a new wooden fence. I like horizontal fences. I am going to put the horizontal fence boards between the posts. The span ...
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Small pergola — 4x4 posts okay? 8“ or 12” footings? etc

We are planning a small narrow "pergola". Actually it is a weird combination structure. My husband wants a pull-up bar, I want it to be a landscape feature that looks nice, and it will be ...
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Installing a horizontal fence over the existing vertical fence

I am interested in sprucing up my backyard fence without completely putting in a new fence. I would like to use horizontal wood planks and attach them to my existing vertical fencing? Is this ...
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Can I run a radio dog fence loop through EMT to reduce the signal?

I have an areas through which the dog wire must pass and which I need to allow the dogs to have unimpeded access, due to the structure of a dock and bulkhead in this area the wire will pass above ...
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How to protect soil up against new wood fence base

Landscaping the back yard in our new house, the landscaper brought up the dirt level. But now the dirt level is so high soil is up against our fence covering 6-8" of it vertically all around the ...
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When is a fence considered light weight and how do you chose if you need a heavy or a light fence?

I have two other related posts regarding fences (if you are curious) . I am now trying to decide what kind of base I should implement for my fence... Here is what I am trying to build I would like ...
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What type of hardware do I need for a heavy fence gate?

I am fencing in my back yard ('dog-ear' wooden picket fence) and am planning to make a large gate, say 10 ft wide, so that vehicles will be able to access the back yard if need be. Specifically the ...
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How to attach cedar boards to a removable fence frame?

So here is the fence. The purple things are J hinges which make the panel removable The frame is installed flush with the 4x4 so that when I attach the planks to the frame the planks will be flush ...
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How to attach a bolt down post support to a fast set concrete post built with

What is the procedure to attach a bolt down post support to a fast set concrete base post? WHat type of bolts and what size should I use to attach this? One of the posts will support a 39" wide gate, ...
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How do I join my horizontal slat fence with my neighbor's fence (vertical fence)

I am thinking about building a horizontal fence to close the open space left by the previous owner to the left of my garage. How do I join my fence with the exiting fence of my neighbor. Do I have to ...
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How to put a 1ft piece of a 4x4'' post onto existing one without the connection being visible?

I have a fence which I would like to raise by 1ft. The posts are 4x4'' pressure treated wood. I would like to cut a new 4x4 post into 1ft pieces and put on top of existing ones. What's the best way ...
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Why did a gate post rot after just 6 years?

My friend put a 4 inch treated wood gate post in the ground and we filled the hole with concrete. A neighbor built a fence around the same time, using similar-looking posts. Six years later, the ...
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Can wrought iron or aluminum fence be re-used and secured with concrete?

I need to section an area off for my dogs in the backyard. I have a lot of wrought iron or aluminum fence pieces leftover from the front-yard fence - some that were removed when someone crashed into ...
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Setting posts for a sturdy garden fence

So spring has arrived, and we have decided to build a 20' x 40' enclosed area in which to place a garden (we have many deer, rabbits and other garden veggie thieves in the area). The plan is to build ...
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What's the best way to ensure a wood fence is straight when the post stirrups are not level?

I am building a hardwood fence with 100mm posts. A contractor set 90mm post stirrups (don't ask) in concrete on the fence line as part of a spoon drain. The stirrups were level when placed, but have ...
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Using Fence as a retaining wall

I have a fence, nearby which around which the ground is not level. the Kick boards (pressure treated) are around 2' high. Can i fill dirt and use fence as retaining wall. there is a post every 4'. If ...
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Wood Fence Designs

I plan on building a wooden fence out of pressure treated lumber this spring. I like the idea of 4x4's as posts and 2x2's for spindles. My wife and I do not like privacy fences. The function of this ...
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How long can I leave a wood fence after power washing, before staining?

If I were to pressure wash my fence this weekend. Could I leave it and not stain it until fall? The only reason I ask is I have the time to wash the fence and my house, but I probably couldn't stain ...
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How to cut a 4x4 fence post lengthwise and at an angle?

I need to make lengthwise cuts down the entire length of an 8 foot long 4"x4" fence post like so: In that diagram the blue lines represent the cuts I need to make, and the purple areas are the ...
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Placing fencepost close to house?

I am installing a privacy fence that will go right up against my house. I began digging a post hole that is about 6 inches away from my house, but about 20 inches down, I hit a bunch of cement which ...
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Who do I contact to have the property line marked?

I'm looking to install a fence on the property line, and I was wondering who do I speak to about having it marked? Thanks!
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How to make custom stringers for wooden/picket fence?

I am building a wooden picket fence for my backyard, and have decided to go with a pressure-treated dog ear fence available here. The problem is my back yard has a lot of uneven terrain, and so there ...
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How deep should I sink a gatepost for a 7' wide gate in my fence?

I am a first time fence builder, which will be 6ft cedar. I need a gate that is 7 to 8 ft wide. I live in Oregon and the frost line is only a foot deep. I was planning on a 7ft gate with a 6x6 post. ...
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When is the best time of year to install a fence?

Is there any right time to put the fence up in the backyard considering you have saved enough $$$s? Looking at the winter season we have and snow in coming months, is this the right time or should i ...
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how do i replace a fence post that was also used as a deck footing?

So I removed the old broken 4x4 post that was for the fence and deck. I have the deck sitting on stone slab after I held it up with a jack. It had two bolts that I had to cut out that are still in ...
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What's better for fence posts - wood or metal tbar?

I have a nice post digger tool but my dad claims its cheaper and much easier to use metal bars. He has been using 3" (?) metal poles and pounding the ends into a sharp flat surface and then hammering ...