Ladder thingie from a swimming pool? Derby Dad
will have plenty of helpful suggestions which are
totally not what you asked. You can then encourage
him by providing more information a bit at a time.
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I had to look up what a stile was:
I like the idea but wonder how it's different than a step ladder?
Since my fence is on a steep unstable slope, I guess one advantage
of the stile over the ladder is that I can build the downslope legs
much longer than the upslope legs.
On Thu, 20 Jun 2013 12:06:45 -0400, Kurt Ullman wrote:
Well, as I had said, I don't see how a stile is "much" different
than the stepladder; however, the one potential advantage of a stile
is that I could build the downslope legs much longer than the upslope
But building a stile seems like a LOT more work than just putting
a gate (somehow) in.
The advantage, of course, of the stile (or ladder) is that it's only
temporary. So pool protection nor animals would be an issue once
the stile or ladder were removed.
You were previously trying to drag branches up a hill and I suggested
If you buy some of those stair 2x12s you can use 4 of them to make a
staircase going up and over the fence. Later on you can take them
apart, lay them on the ground and build a stair on the hillside.
Come to think of it, you don't want pre-cut since you are dealing with
a variety of angles, but I still think you could make some stairs and
them salvage them for other uses.
Maybe just get 2x6 or 2x8 and nail in some tread supports and treads.
But make it strong, sounds like you're carrying some weight around.
That's the whole point--it _isn't_ temporary; the stile saves the pita
you complained of of having to get a ladder 'cuz it's there when you
need it already.
Anything that climbs it afa wildlife will be going across whenever it
wants anyway; if it's bipeds you're concerned about then it's a problem
w/ a gate as well...
On Sun, 23 Jun 2013 23:19:57 +0000, DerbyDad03 wrote:
My mistake for not mentioning it at first.
The main intent was to make it easy to repair the plumbing on the
other side of the fence once a year.
Keeping the four-footed critters inside is a secondary consideration
(since someone had asked).
What's the purpose of the fence? If it's just a privacy fence, you can
put in a gate of some kind. If it's keeping rabbits out, that's more
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I need to fix a few dozen leaks in my solar panels again:
In order to do so, I have to climb the fence lots of times:
I'm considering just cutting the fence at this point where it's
not even a chain link style, but it's a corral style fence:
Do you have any suggestions for how to put an infrequently used
gate at that corral-style location?
On Thu, 20 Jun 2013 09:17:06 -0400, Stormin Mormon wrote:
I didn't put the fence in, but it's a wholly enclosed property, and it
has a pool, so the fence is needed for insurance reasons. Plus it's in
the mountains so there are plenty of wild animals. Plus the dogs need to
stay inside (although mine won't travel too far outside the fence when
they get out).
The problem with the ladder is mainly that it's dangerous because it's
hard to secure on the steep hillside; and I'm very likely to tip over.
Normally I don't even need to get to the solar panels. But, when I'm
fixing them, there's a lot of travel to the pumps to turn them on and off
(since you need them on to find the leak, and then you turn them off to
fix the leak, and then you turn them on to test, and then move on to the
I have tried, in the past, *marking* the leaks, but nothing seems to stay
put that I've tried. I tried nail polish (but it won't stick to the wet
plastic); I've tried chalk (it smears so you can't find the exact hole).
I even tried poking brightly colored pins near the holes (that works, but
it's a pain).
So, all I *really* want is to get through the fence in an easy way rather
infrequently. I know I can just cut it and wire it back up; but that's
messy. So I was wondering what was out there to make temporary gates for
those corral style fences (as shown below):
Sounds like you are not keeping in/out large farm animals. The dogs
rule out a stile as they would not be deterred.
One cheap method if you still have a pieceof that fencing laying
1. run a wire from one post to the next as high up as you can and
tighten it to maintain the tension on the rest of the fence.
2. Cut down far enough away from one post to wrap the cut end back
around the post to keep it secure.
3. a wood stave with the loose panel end wrapped around it. Problem
- due to fencing used up wrapping around the post and the stave you
will probably be too short - you will need to splice in a piece of the
fencing before installing the stave.
Wire loops top and bottom to hold the stave when the gate is shut.
Cast is minimal if ou have the extra fencing. Rude, crude and there
are hundreds of thousands of gates doe that way all over he world.
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