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Use this tag when the topic is about a normal fence like around a yard. It can be wood or chain-link, etc.

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What wood joint can I use to connect railing members over a post?

For the fence we'll be using 2"x4" pressure-treated wood that will be attached to 4"x4" PT posts with wood screws. What wood joint should I use so that I don't need to buy any more hardware to make ...
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galvanized or stainless turnbuckles for exterior wire rope fence?

I'm working on a wire rope fence that looks like this. The difference is that we live fairly close to the ocean, which means lots of salty air. I've bought 1/8" galvanized steel with plastic coating ...
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How can I reliable crimp aluminum ferrules without a specialized tool?

Is there another way to crimp aluminum sleeves without having to buy a $40+ crimping tool that I will only use for this one project? Or at least is there a crimping tool that has another use? I don'...
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Are turnbuckles required for cable railing?

I'm installing wire rope for a fence. It would look something like this fence here: . I was thinking of using a hand winch to tighten the rope. So let's say the winch does its job, I crimp the ends, ...
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Would I use a reverse thread lag screw swage stud for tensioning cable?

I was watching several videos showing an installation of wire rope for a fence, and the lag screw swage stud on one end would be driven clockwise while the other goes in counterclockwise. That way it ...
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What are these called for tightening rope wire?

What are these called for tightening rope wire?
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Attaching conduit to fence

Can I attach pvc conduit to an existing chain link I am installing a storage shed and I don’t want to dig a ditch
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What are wire rope thimbles for?

What are wire rope thimbles for? Will the wire rope strength be compromised if I don't use them? They will be used on a fence. Thanks.
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Need help with sagging gate double gates

My gate used to be a single very large gate, but a local handyman cut in half about 3 years ago and made it a double-sided gate with a latch in the middle and a ground rode on one side. Both sides ...
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Refilling extra space between rail and posts for inserting screws?

I'm working on a wooden fence, similar to the picture below. It has a 2"x4" wood rail that will be the length of all four 4"x4" pressure-treated wood posts. This rail will be attached to the posts ...
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Correct crimping tool for these sleeves? Are these the correct sleeves?

I recently bought these aluminum sleeves for 3/16" wire, and this crimper tool. They will be used with this 1/8" wire coated to 3/16" I started using it today, and it seems the tool is too small. I ...
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Wood plank falling off fence

A wooden plank on my fence is sagging. It's stuck so it's very hard to push it back up. How do I put it back in place and what tool should I use?
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Tightening wood posts in simpson ez bases?

I bought several of these Simpzon ez bases for our roof. Due to the climate here, I need to check and maintain the bases and the wood periodically. For this reason, I shaved of some of the wood so ...
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Should I grade my property or put dirt against chain link fence?

I recently installed a chain link fence. It's a long story why, but our neighbor's property is about 6" lower in elevation in some spots where the chain link fence is. We installed the chain link ...
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How to repair this hefty wooden fence gate?

Our place has a large wooden fence and gate. There's a gate for people, and then the fence itself can actually be opened by pulling up a latch from the ground. The gate for people ("door"?) has become ...
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Laying down perforated pipe where a fence is to be built on top

I need to install perforated drainage pipe in a line where I have no choice but to put fence posts in also. Can someone advise on a method to ensure the fence post is secure, but the 6" perforated ...
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Can stranded wire handle the same high voltage as solid core?

Two 10 AWG wires for an electric fence were cut by the lawn mowers. I read that electric fences have very low amperage. So a 30 A rating is well above the call of duty: 10-2 type UF-B cable with ...
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Gravel and Cement Use for Chain Link Fence

I've seen different recommendations online so I'm looking for some clarification. I'm building a 4' tall chain link fence. 1) Do the terminal and line posts need 4" of base gravel in the post holes? ...
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painting fence during exceptionally rainy summer

I have powerwashed and scraped wooden fence on both sides. It is pretty bare. We have not had 3 days without rain since I did this. How dry does the fence have to be before I prime and paint it. ...
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How to install a vinyl fence gate on a pool deck?

I am trying to install a vinyl fence between a deck and the pool in a backyard. The homeowner wants the fence (Wam Bam Vinyl Fence system) to run the width of the backyard until it gets to the deck ...
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Pulling wire rope so it's tight? [duplicate]

I have 3/8" wire that needs to be tight (not sagging) between two wooden posts with screw eyes. I don't want to purchase turnbuckles if I don't have to. How can I pull them and then secure it with a ...
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Turnbuckles where one side can be screwed in to wood?

Is there such a thing as a turnbuckle where you can screw one of the sides to a piece of wood? I know that I can buy a screw eye for the wood and then use the turnbuckle like in this application: ...
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Knots: tighten rope used for fence [duplicate]

I recently posted a similar question, but the design has changed, so here's the new question. I have two 4-ft x 4" x 4" wood posts, and each post has two screw eyes. There's 12 feet of distance ...
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How can I make steel post bases more rust-resistant?

I recently purchased several of these 4x4 bases for a rooftop very close to the ocean. They have not been installed yet. After about a month I notice that one of them has a little rust spot where the ...
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Tighten steel wire across several wood posts

I have several 4" x4" wood posts, with one single piece of steel wire going through each post. Something like this: Is there anything I can use to tighten and secure the wire in each post? The ...
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Name of accessory to hold rope together?

What's the name of this accessory that holds two pieces of rope together?
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Should I add a mound of concrete on top of existing concrete to direct water away from fence posts?

After living in this house 3 years, I realized that our wooden fence, built maybe 8ish years ago, wasn't done as I'd like. 1: The panels are installed too low, so the bottom of the boards are up to a ...
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Cut 2“ square cube from top of wood post for 2”x2" wood rail?

I would like attach a 2"x2" wood rail so that it's flush inside of the 4"x4" wood post, like in the drawing I've included. My question is: how would I be able to cut out the 2" cube in the 4" wood ...
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Settings fence posts above bottom of hole?

When setting post in hole, should you put it a small brick or mixed concrete in the botoom before setting post?
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How to reinforce and straighten a fence post

I have just put up a fence but one of the posts has warped quite a bit in just a couple of weeks. It is concreted into the ground and is straight up until half way up the post (about 3 foot) and then ...
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Gravel under vinyl fence post in clay soil?

I'm putting up a 6ft vinyl privacy fence. The holes reach 42 inches (city mandates 36 inches). I was planning to put a couple inches of gravel in the bottom of the hole before filling with cement (per ...
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Drilling depth for 3" anchor sleeve?

Im concrete, How deep does the hole have to be so that a 3" anchor sleeve is most effective? I'm drilling in very hard concrete, and I've drilled about 2.5" in depth. Is that good enough? They'll be ...
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Reinforce aluminum pipe attached to wood posts in fence

I recently installed a fence where the posts are 4" x4" pressure-treated wood with an aluminum pipe rail, similar to this: fence and this, but without the wood rail: fence with wood rail I use a ...
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How to secure privacy lattice to top of existing fence gate?

I want to fix some privacy lattice installed along the fences at a property I maintain. Most of the lattice installed along the actual FENCE is solid - I’m assuming because the bottoms of the lattice ...
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How to properly level / build a fence for in my back yard?

I'm building a fence in my backyard it's about 300ft of fence and this is my first time doing a project like this. I wasn't 100% sure the best method for leveling, my yard is mostly flat no big ...
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Hit and Miss Fence: Attach to wall or independent posts?

At the rear of my house, there is 'hit and miss' fence installed along a block wall on the property boundary. For the most part, it's installed along the top of the wall fastened somehow on my ...
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8-10" Retaining wall on bottom of fence

I'm looking to replace a shared fence with a neighbor and his ground level is around 6-8" higher than ours. A section of the current fence has a retaining wall (or I guess also called a kick board) at ...
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Manufacturer pairs 6 ft tall vinyl fence with 8 ft posts - should I find 9 ft posts?

My research has shown that fence posts should be dug to a depth of at least 1/3 of the height of the post—for a six foot fence, the post depth would be 3 feet. I purchased a 6 foot vinyl privacy ...
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Can I clean my vinyl fence with a pressure washer?

I have a fence that I believe to be made out of vinyl. I'm not exactly sure what it is made out of though. I'm interested in possibly pressure washing it, due to a large buildup of material on the ...
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Privacy Fence: Is this minimalist design efficient?

I'm planning on putting up a 6ft privacy fence for the first time. I've done quite a bit of research but I'm still rather new to it. I have a concept but it's quite minimal. What I'm looking to ...
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What options do I have to seal the top of the concrete base of a galvanized steel post? Should I seal it?

As the subject line says I am looking for options to seal the top of the concrete base of a galvanized steel post? Should I seal it? Update: Here is what my posts look like and the specs https://www....
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Join 2“ aluminum pipe between two 4”x4" treated lumber? [closed]

How can I attach an aluminum pipe to (2) 4"x4" pieces of pressure-treated lumber? The pipe would act as a rail. It would be like this: This is another example, but with a top rail:
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Can I add concrete from the old posts in the holes for the new posts and pour fast setting concrete on top?

I am about to install galvanized steel posts in fast setting concrete (QUickrete Fence n Post). Someone suggested that in order to save money I could break up smaller pieces the old concrete bases (I ...
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Securing a backyard animal / cat shelter fence from escape?

I need to secure some pets, namely a few kitties, from escaping an enclosed area. My thought is to use some form of standoffs that can attach to the wire fence in order to attach a top arch of ...
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Options to keep soil in split-grade backyard [closed]

All of the houses in our neighbourhood have a "naturally" sloping backyard, which slopes downwards from the house. The spread is about 6-8" over 15-20 feet depending on the yard. Neighbours on both ...
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Bases for anchoring 2" tubes?

Is there a base, similar to this simpson 4" 12-gauge ez base, that can be used to anchor a 2" steel tube/pipe? It would be exactly the same thing, but instead of a 4" square, it would be a 2" round ...
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Which wood is better for fencing STK Cedar or Knotty Eastern White Cedar

The below prices are in CAD Home Depot has both varieties Porcupine 1x6x8' STK Cedar S4S Fence =$9.42 Irving 1x6x8 Knotty Eastern White Cedar =$10.20 The Lowes version of the same board Top ...
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Filling hole with concrete? Part of rusted post in hole

The holes you see in the pictures used to hold steel posts from fence. They were cut, but as you can see, some of the rusted post still remains. We're going to cut as much of the post so that it's ...
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What are the pros and cons for covering a steel fence post in wood? [closed]

While this looks nice on picture and it theory I am seeing a couple of problems here: -I don't think that the hollow box design will stand the time and the weather test. The screws are set on the side ...
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Can I expect any problems (sagging?) if I build my fence with 6'x8' panels like this?

the horizontal boards will be 1x6x8 the posts will be 4x4x6 I am not sure if I should install the top boards or not Update: The top board is not a concern. Sagging for the horizontal boards is my ...