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How do you prevent 4x4 fence post from rotting on the bottom?

I have to replace 8-10 posts due to rot. Some of these are set in concrete, some are not. I have read you should seal posts with tar or oil based sealant on the bottom before setting in concrete. I ...
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How Do I Finish My Fence Section Next to Garage

I need some advice on finishing a fence section next to my attached garage. Here's the situation: Neighbor and I split the cost to build a fence. I have a section of fence next to my garage that's ...
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Fire retardant/waterproofing

I have put up a new redwood fence. I want to use a fire retardant on both sides, clear with no color. Then I want to waterproof, clear with no color. Can I do this with one product, or is it possible ...
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How to fix broken/cracked fence post?

During a storm last week, my neighbor's fence broke and fell. I was checking my fence to avoid that in the near future, and I found that one of the posts is cracked across the width close to the ...
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Should I stain pressure treated wood fence posts before sinking them into the ground?

I'm sinking pressure treated 4x4s (CA-C UC4A) 36" below grade as fence posts. I'm not setting them in concrete, but will have a few inches of gravel at the bottom of the post holes to help with ...
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How can I remove very old, very rusty screws from a fence post?

I need to replace a gate latch, and the latch receptacle is screwed in with four very old, very rusty screws that will. not. budge. Two of the screws are between the post and more fence and are hard ...
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How best to replace pole barn nailed pickets?

I'm dealing with a 85' foot long fence with 6' cedar pickets that need to be replaced. The previous owner assembled it with both "pole barn" nails and the occasional screw. Screws are easy ...
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Can wider pickets in my PVC fence be replaced with narrower ones without replacing the top and bottom rail?

My contractor installed a very nice white vinyl pool safety fence along the dock in my yard. However he did not research the code for my town. According to code, 20 ft from the water the fence must be ...
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Do I attach my vinyl fence post to my house? If so, how should I go about it?

I have been doing a bunch of research and still can’t figure out what to do. I’m trying to install a vinyl fence for my mom but I already ran into an issue. Her house is on a slab and she has two dogs ...
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How to design a fence gate in a narrow area next to house?

I'm trying to figure out the best way to construct a new fence and gate in a narrow area next to my house. I am planning to have this fence be 6' tall and am considering using metal fence posts (...
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Fill in sloping yard against wood fence [closed]

My backyard slopes almost 20 inches backing up to a pressure treated wood fence. I want to level the yard, so I need to fill the slope by the fence. I know I cannot even simply pile dirt against fence....
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How do you fix a wooden fence board that’s bowing?

I’ve tried looking for some videos online and couldn’t find anything. Maybe I just don’t the correct terminology to use. How would one go about repairing a fence board like this, where’s its bowing at ...
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Why is my wooden fence leaning/bulging inwards and how do I fix it? [closed]

I have a wooden fence in the backyard that came with the house when I bought it five years ago. One small section has started leaning inwards, to the point where I'm now concerned in a big storm it ...
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How to slow closure of a spring-operated chain link fence gate?

Question: Is there a way to slow down the speed a chain link fence gate opens? Context: Our preschool has a basic chain link fence with a standard entry gate (see photo). We recently installed a ...
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What are some options for under decking fencing that allows access?

Right now I have a deck that has vinyl lattice (diamond shaped) surrounding it. Each piece is about 3 feet by 4 feet and is attached to support poles from the deck. The deck is about 5 feet off the ...
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How can I repair fence rail that is away from the post?

The gap between the fence rail and fence post/bracket is greater than what it should be. Not sure if the rail was ever connected to the bracket. I want to fix the issue here because the fence is ...
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neighbors fence is protruding on my side and I want to build a new fence [closed]

I bought a house a few years back. There is a chain link fence in the backyard. It is basically a rectangle design with the bottom of the rectangle being the back of my house which the fence is not on....
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Is there I can do to make this concrete front yard look better/less damaged?

many thanks in advance for any help. I am house sitting for my elderly mother for 2 weeks whilst she is away. I have been doing lots of yard work to try and make it more habitable for her as a ...
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Do I stack steel fencing sheets to cut them?

I'm doing a Colorbond™ steel panel fence and need to cut the sheets in half (across the corrugation). I will use a reciprocating saw with a metal cutting blade and tape the shoe to reduce scratches. ...
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How does one adjust a fence gate when its gravity latch scrapes the house?

I bought a house which has a side fence gate with a latch scratching the side of the house. The damage was already there. It's not that bad, but I'd like to adjust the latch to prevent the damage from ...
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Looking for advice on fixing an existing vinyl fence

My wife and I were lucky enough to buy our first house last year and have discovered some problems with the fencing installed by a previous owner. One side of the front of the house has vinyl fencing ...
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Can I use old fence boards for building raised garden vegetable beds?

I'm in the process of replacing an old fence and I want to reuse the fence boards and posts to build some vegetable beds. I've read online that the type of wood is important for veg beds, as older ...
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How should I build an obtuse corner into my horizontal board fence? [closed]

We live near the bay area in California and currently planning our front yard fence. I have already touched base with city about property line and possible height restrictions, so nothing needed there ...
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Questions about building a fence: Odd angles, staining timeline, depth of posts, order of hardscaping, and tips for gate

We live near the bay area in California and currently planning our front yard fence. I have already touched base with city about property line and possible height restrictions, so nothing needed there ...
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Can I reuse fence panels for a new fence?

I’m looking for an affordable fence solution. I came across a posting of someone selling 108 feet of pressured treated wood panels with lattice that were previously used as pool fencing. Is it ...
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Hardware for removeable fencing section?

I have a fence around my backyard. On the one side is a standard gate. The other side currently has no access. I have a section that I secured just with a few screws so that I could easily unscrew it ...
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Can the concrete base of a fence post be reused for a new post, or does it need to be dug up?

I am repairing/replacing two leaning posts. The post dimension is 4x4', and the above-ground length is about 7 feet, so I assume the concrete is between 2-3 feet deep. The wood of the post inside the ...
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How to remove a fence post in concrete that is attached to the garage foundation?

Even though I told a handyman to put the fence post that is right next to the garage in gravel, he put it in concrete. It is so close to the garage that it is scraping the siding and the concrete is ...
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What is Difference Between These Two Fence Posts?

I think I can ask this here? To provide some better property security, I want/need to suspend a heavy chain between two posts that I plan to drive into ground across a driveway inlet. I am looking at ...
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Fence touching soil and bark

Fence built by a builder. Coming up on one year warranty. Was thinking about long term implications for a fence that is buried at least 3 inches in between soil and bark. Unless this is not to fence ...
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How can I build a retaining wall and secure these fence posts while conserving space?

I have leveled the area between our building and the fenced property boundary, removing soil next to the brickwork, which required me to work around four fence posts. Now, I plan to build a modular ...
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How should I repair this metal gate lock?

The latch on our metal gate rusted and snapped off. I'm having trouble finding a latch similar to this one that bolts onto itself rather than being screwed/bolted into the gate. Since I cannot find a ...
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What kind of fence expert do I need?

A fence I share with my neighbor is falling down. I live on a slope, so a retaining wall is needed because their property is about four feet higher than mine. I've met with a fence specialist, who ...
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How can I repair a 6x6 fence post split at the hinge mounted near the edge?

Any suggestions on a way to fix a 6x6 fence post that has split at the fasteners to the top hinge of the gate that attaches to it. It's buried in concrete so I'd rather not dig it out to replace it. ...
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Making strong fence posts in difficult terrain

I am trying to set fence posts, along some stairs (the stonewall in the picture). The bedrock is about 50cm under. The fence will be 2.5m high, therefor it needs a strong base. I don't think the shown ...
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Need help with gate lock

We had a chain link gate custom ordered by an installer that ended up being incorrectly sized and the installer has vanished. 1 and 1/4 gate pole and 2 and 3/8 post are the dimensions, however, there ...
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Setting fence posts in combination of gravel/concrete?

I've read through countless posts but couldn't find a straight answer for my particular situation. My property is all clay. 5 years ago I built a fence around 2 sides of my property, digging down 4 ...
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How can I make a post base support fenceposts (gateposts) on top of concrete?

I'm preparing to add a railing on top of a high concrete (-filled cinderblock) retaining wall at the boundary of my property. But while I was at it, I thought it might be nice to add a higher and more ...
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How can I repair this rotted fence post with footing below ground?

I have two adjacent 4×4 fence posts that are wobbly. I excavated one: It is set in a concrete footing that is maybe 4–6" below ground. The portion of the post that was below ground is rotten, ...
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How to add a lattice extension to an existing fence

I would like to put an 18" lattice extension onto an existing 4' fence (see awesome photoshopping skillz below), needing approx 15 copies, each being 8' spans. Questions I have are: Best (...
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Installing 8' HORIZONTAL fence (4' high) on existing posts with an 8' span? [closed]

I have an existing 4 ft high vertical wood fence that is old and falling apart (about 200 ft total). The existing posts however are sturdy, solid and in good shape - the posts are about 7.5' apart (...
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How can I build a retaining wall which looks like a fence? [closed]

The back fence of the garden is on top of a very weird, small slope. I want to level out the garden by going down. I need ideas on how to build a retaining wall, to look like part of the fence. I’m ...
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How can I deal with a gap between replacement fenceposts and the rails?

Our backyard fence is starting to show its age and the cedar 4X4s are slowly starting to break with our strong SW KS winds. I would like to start replacing the 4X4s with heavy gauge steel posts (we'll ...
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Wooden fence requires post on conblock - Solution required

I am building a fence in my back garden, in Indonesia. (2.8m W) panels to be 80cm tall. 2 post to be secured to wall (easy part) and two posts to be secured onto conblock, my issue is securing the ...
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Bent chainlink gate

I had a tree fall on my chainlink gate and I'm looking for a smart way to fix it without replacing the whole gate. The hinges on the gate still work but as you can see in the picture there is a huge ...
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How to correct a leaning fence

I've got a fence that is migrating uphill, parallel (not perpendicular) to the line of the fence. None of the posts are loose (sunk in concrete poured underground) and I cannot shift the fence back ...
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How to modify a wooden fence to keep Nubian goats from extending their heads over and eating dwarf tree on the other side

We have a 4-ft (1.2 m) high fence (with a hog wire mesh) between our house yard and pasture. I want to release Nubian goats into the pasture. But a Nubian will rear up, butt the front feet on the ...
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What's a good way to preserve my wood fence in Arizona sun while also letting it age?

I just had a new wood privacy fence installed and want to make sure I maintain it well. It's made of 1x6 spruce boards cut in 6ft lengths. The boards are set at an angle (letting some light into the ...
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Will wood posts or metal post spikes last longer?

My gardener wants to set 4x4" treated wooden posts in the ground to support a 6' high wooden fence. To stop rot and make it easier to change posts, would it be OK to concrete metal post spikes ...
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Fill/Cover Gap Under White Vinyl Privacy Fence

I had a white vinyl privacy fence installed. Due to changes in the ground, there are a few places with up to a 5 inch gap between the bottom of the fence and the ground. Is there a way to remove that ...
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