I'm installing 300+ LF of fence in the next month or so and am getting ready to start ordering my materials.
My main question is should I dry out my PT lumber before installing, posts rails and pickets? I was considering laying it out in my garage with 2x1" spacers. I live in South Florida and it rains pretty much daily right now. Of course worried about checking and warping, kinda expecting a <.25" gap between pickets.
Also, code requires 2' concrete footers for the posts which I've heard will rot them faster. Any ideas on how to limit that? I was considering doing some play sand at the bottom of the hole up to the post.
Lastly, considering using concrete form tubes for the post holes, but they're a bit pricey in bulk. Any ideas where I could get these cheap or alternative ideas?
Thanks for the help!