Author Topic: Have you installed your own fence?  (Read 1010 times)

BuildingmyFIRE

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Have you installed your own fence?
« on: February 01, 2018, 10:06:21 AM »
Looking for some advice on installing your own fence.  Despite my DH's best efforts to keep nailing the thing back together and propping it up, our fence is done.  I am hoping to replace it as inexpensively as possible (but would still like to get wood!)

Is there a good pre-fab that you can buy, and if so, where?  How hard is it to DIY to install? 

Any vendors to stay away from?

Thanks!

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Re: Have you installed your own fence?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 10:13:13 AM »

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Re: Have you installed your own fence?
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2018, 10:14:41 AM »
Ha, posting to follow.  My fence is 75% wood screws at this point. :)

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Re: Have you installed your own fence?
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2018, 10:58:09 AM »
At the ripe old age of 14, I decided that I was old enough and man enough to go out on a two day drinking binge/party at a friend's house whose parents were on vacation.  When I came stumbling home at the end of the second day, my parents had completely different views on the situation than I did.  After a rather unpleasant night of heated discussion about it, I flopped down in bed.  I woke up the next morning to a stack of fence planks, string, plumb bob, and a box of nails.  My dad sat there and watched me for the next day and a half rebuilding the fence by hand.

I learned two things:
1.  14 isn't adult enough for that crap
2.  Fences are not hard to build, even hung over 14 year olds can do it