Questions tagged [fence]

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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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How much will a board-on-board (shadow board) fence reduce the wind load?

I have had problems with a fence on one side of my garden because of wind in Montreal. The posts end up leaning away after a few years. Part of the problem might be how the posts were put in (perhaps ...
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Sound blocking privacy fence

Have a sound studio in the backyard, and the Electric utility just cut down numerous trees that buffered the sound from an adjacent highway. Is there a relatively inexpensive way to block sound from ...
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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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Should I set wood fence posts in quikrete with no supplemental water?

Setting wood fence post---I've heard to set wood fence posts using quikrete dry, allowing it get moisture from the ground. Is this a good idea?
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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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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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Concrete vs crushed gravel for fence posts in clay soil?

I'm prepping to build a fence in the back yard and am going back and forth between using crushed gravel and concrete. I've read lots of differing opinions on the pros and cons of each. I'm leaning ...
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What is a reasonable depth and diameter for postholes dug in clay soil to support an 8' fence?

What is a reasonable depth and diameter for postholes dug in clay soil where the frost line is no more than 12” and that will support an 8 foot tall solid wood fence that uses PostMaster metal posts? ...
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How much concrete for a fence post?

We're going to build up a 4' fence around our property sometime in here in the spring or summer with 4x4 posts. I've seen that you should bury 1/3 to 1/2 of the above ground post height; so this ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I fix a sinkhole in my backyard?

I have a sinkhole in my backyard along the fence line which began expanding during the last few months. There's a slight depression in the ground about 6' in diameter centered around one of the fence ...
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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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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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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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Compacting soil after removing fence posts to install new posts with vibratory ram?

I have a 6 foot wooden privacy fence I am looking to replace. Several of the posts are rotting right at ground level so their concrete footings are going to have to go. A company sells a metal ...
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Fence to Fence Post Gap, Fix a Leaning Fence

There is a big gap (at least 3") between the new fence at one side and old fence at perpendicular side. As you can see in the pic, the old fence is not connecting to the new fence post. Whoever ...
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What are my options for replacing a rotted fence post that is slanted in a large concrete slab?

My fence line sits on a slab of concrete that separates my house from the neighbor's house. So far, I was able to complete two posts via extracting the post rot and replacing the post in the 4x4 slots ...
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Securely attaching a 4-ft 4“x4” lumber to concrete? [closed]

How can I attach/bolt a 4 ft treated 4x4 to concrete so it stands up securely?
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Why do the screws on my fence snap after install?

I have installed a wooden fence in my yard using outdoor use decking screws. I've noticed that some of the screws in the boards I've installed last year are starting to snap in half and I'm having to ...
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How to remove privacy slats from chain link fence

I need to remove privacy slats from a chain link fence. They're thick, about 3/16", and they've been installed vertically through a five foot tall fence. We've tried to push them through with no ...
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Will 2“ x 6” treated lumber warp if used like this?

I will be using 10-ft x 2" x 6" treated lumber for a rail. Will treated wood used as a rail warp? Let me explain the application: I have a 10-ft 2"x6" piece of treated wood that will be attached at ...
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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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Protecting 3/16" wire rope going through poles?

We have 3/16" wire rope (1/8" covered to 3/16") that will be going through several poles. Something like this: How can I protect the vinyl coating from being cut if/when it rubs against the hole edge?...
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Fasten 1/4" steel plate to 2x4 wood?

I have several 2"x4" x 12ft pieces of wood that I will use as rails. I need to secure them to several 1/4" steel plates. The steel plates have two holes for screws ( or whatever I end up using). The ...
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How and when to finish a Cedar or redwood fence?

My neighbor and I are putting up a fence between our properties. We will use either Cedar or Redwood. The fence will have vertical boards on both sides bc we want both of the fence surfaces to look ...
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What type of wood should I use for my wood fence?

We have about 100 feet to cover. My neighbor and I are splitting the cost and we want the best value for the following characteristics: Longevity/durability Rot resistance Termite resistance We ...
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Easiest way to dig trench along existing fence

My friend cannot currently allow his dogs in his backyard because they dig under his privacy fence. I wanted to fix it for him and just planned on digging a trench (8-10inches deep, 6-8inches wide) ...
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Insert eyebolt into steel tube without using nut?

I have a regular round 1 1/4" steel tube, and I want to insert and eyebolt in it. The tube only has one hole (where the eyebolt goes) so I can't use a nut. What options do I have and can I find it ...
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Can I install 6' 6x6 fence posts onto a cement driveway?

We would like to install a 6' privacy fence with 6x6 cedar posts, between our house and driveway, that would involve 3 posts on top of our cement driveway and 1 in the ground. My intention was to ...
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Fence Post Replacement Recipe

What tools and materials do I need to replace a fence post? What steps should I follow? For example, a fence post in the middle of a 6-foot tall wood privacy fence. Each panel has two 2" x 4" (...
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What size box steel posts?

I have bought 2 second hand box steel gates each 8ft high and 9ft wide for the entrance to my horses field. I estimate they weigh about 200kg and 250kg (one has a substantial letterbox welded on). I ...
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How do I rebuild a large fence gate?

I have a concrete driveway that continues to the side of my house, with a double gate (a person gate, and a large vehicle gate). The gates are very old and made only with 2x4 frames and standard ...
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How can I fix the issues I'm having with large double gates?

I have a privacy fence in my backyard that includes a large double gate. It was built maybe a year and half ago. The whole span is about a 11' 4" opening. The gates to meet in the middle with double ...
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Fire retardant spray on cedar fence

I have a cedar fence stained with ready seal, an oil based stain. The end posts go pretty close to the house as expected. I am putting a shed up, to store flamables and such, and I have an ...
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Stainless steel sleeves to hold wire rope?

My original idea for the fence was to use eyebolts and rivnuts to close the wire, similar to the drawing below: But then I saw a Stainless steel sleeve like the one below. I know it's used to protect ...
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How are rivnuts measured and what eyebolt fits?

At Amazon, I've seen RN14 1/4"-20 steel rivet nuts, RN516 5/16"-18 steel rivet nuts, RN1024 #10-24 steel rivet nuts, 1/4-20UNC, 3/8-16, M3, M5, etc. I also saw the following image explaining the ...
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How to safely and neatly demo a block wall?

My neighbor and I have a cinder block wall between us. The wall is leaning towards her side of the property. She has planter beds next to the wall. What tools and technique would I use to neatly demo ...
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Gating access to large corridor

I would like control access to a "corridor" as shown here: Photo shows front side of corridor, back side is similar. The corridor is slightly over 2 cars wide. This is a commercial building and ...
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Use screw into steel tube without using nut?

I have a regular round 1 1/4" steel tube, and I want to put a screw in it. The tube only has one hole (where the screw goes) so I can't use a nut. What options do I have and can I find it at Home ...
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Rope as strong as 3/16" steel rope? [closed]

We'll be using this to cordon an area, and we were initially thinking of using 3/16"wire rope. It'll be tight enough so that it's straight, but that's pretty much it. But then we thought that rope ...
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Clips for holes where wire rope goes through?

For simplicity's sake, let's say I'm building a small square fence like the one below. It has four 2" pipes that are secured to the concrete. The wire rope will go through each tube, like in the ...
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Fence post hole near utility lines, digging advice

I am looking for advice on how to go about digging fence post holes 42 inches down (to exceed 40 inch frost line) safely.and properly. I was told that I must manually dig the hole within 18 inches ...
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Where can I find fence panels with 4" pickets?

We had some work done on a tricky part of our fence last year. We hired a professional to install the corner and the gate with the plan of extending the rest of the fence as we could afford it. He ...
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How do I prevent my fence gate from binding against the post?

My gate was binding against the post along the top drip rail. I figured the gate was a little too wide at that spot so I trimmed it a little shorter. Shorty after the gate started binding at a ...