Tired of my fence questions yet? Be patient with me - I'm almost there.
I'll be fence expert by the time I'm done with this fence :)
So, today's n00b fence building question has to do with post spacing. I have
a run that is 443" long. I'm thinking of spacing the posts like this:
The left end is a corner post. The right end is a terminating post at the
wall of the house. Measuring from post center to post center:
X--- 4.9' ---X--- 8' ---X--- 8' ---X--- 8' ---X--- 8' ---X
X--- 7.4' ---X--- 7.4' ---X--- 7.4' ---X--- 7.4' ---X--- 7.4' ---X
The 8' spacing has narrow spacing at the corner post, decreasing the load on
the corner post.
I have another run that is 260, both ends are corner posts":
X--- 7.2' ---X--- 7.2' ---X--- 7.2' ---X
X--- 6.8' ---X--- 8' ---X--- 6.8 ---X
Again - we either make them evenly spaced, or we shorten the runs at the
And lastly - on a long run, about 100 feet, is there any reason not to use
8' spacing? Is a long run susceptible to wind shear and therefore should
have shorter spacing? This run runs north-south, and the prevailing wind is
from the west, rarely over 10mph, gusts up to 30mph rare.
I know, I know, it's up to me, do what I want, blah blah. What would you do
in the above scenarios?