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Old 11-11-2017, 04:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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They have offered to go 50/50 on it, though I'll probably just do it myself on the 1 side that just needs posts.
No opinion on the post; do tamp the hole.

Since the neighbors are cooperative (good neighbors make good fences?) I think the neighborlyest fence uses broad board that wave from one side of the post to the other.




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Faces both ways and lets air circulate.

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Old 11-11-2017, 04:59 PM   #12 (permalink)
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That is very attractive.

Dad had me build the wooden fence in front of the chain-link fence on the property line. When I started, the neighbor on one side started weaving plastic to create a visual barrier.

The other neighbors have a nice view of the back of our fence.

I had always seen them alternate, but I do not have any idea how to do that from one side.

When I had mostly finished, I saw that Home Depot sold sections of fencing, but that would not save me much time, they used 2x3s, not 2x4s, and each was oriented vertically which took up less space, but seemed weaker.

People point out that your fence would need to be perfectly straight and level, with perfectly-spaced holes.
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Must be lucky where i live as fence i have has been up 13 years. Concrete set posts in peat. Where i live on north scottish coast wind speeds of 80-100 mph are normal winter wind speeds. During the 18hours of day light in summer the wood gets salt dried. Paint gets stripped of every year with snow and hail. Ao perhaps i should not bother painting it. Use a wood stain paint which soaks into the wood.
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Must be lucky where i live as fence i have has been up 13 years. Concrete set posts in peat.
Perhaps you just have lower expectations? Because to me, 13 years is new. I'd expect 50 at least: no reason it shouldn't last as long as the house (given maintenance). And we do get wind speeds in that range around here (see Mark Twain quotations - Zephyr ). The above ground portions are pretty much fine, they just rot and snap off at ground level.
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People point out that your fence would need to be perfectly straight and level, with perfectly-spaced holes.


For more extreme environments: the rip-gut fence

Horse high, ox strong and hog tight.
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The queasily sensitive will just call it a rip fence.
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