Went to Lowes today bought....Red Brand 14 gauge welded wire fencing.
Reason being I need to put up a fence in the back yard for my
dogs...cheap and we have alot of rocks...so cant do the normal
back yard fencing. Plus it will g ive the wife something to do.
Project.....originally was a 50x50x50 project...but decided I might
need more, but Lowes only had one roll of 100' and I bought another
of 50'. I might measure enough room to grab another 50' roll.
1)Anyway how would I go about doing this?
2) I bought 10 of the heavy duty poles to attach the wire fence to.
(can get more but a start)
3) How would I make a gate for this thing...basically running from
both side of the backside of my house and connecting in the back
4) What could I use to hide the outer side of the fence....hedges,
plastic privacy lattice? And if so how would I attach it?
My wife has quite a garden, so I put these things up all the time. They
are kind of a pain to get to look decent by hand-- nice straight runs,
level, without too many squiggles and bends in the wire. With the right
tools, you can put strong, braced corner posts, and stretch the wire
really tight. By hand though, you are limited to just making do...
- You can sort of tie the ends together without much trouble, and
you'll never see the seam. Use some wire cutters and snip some loose
ends on one piece, and just wire it to the other.
- Put in T-posts with a sledge hammer, trying not to clobber the top
too much. If your ground is as rocky as ours, you'll have to try 10
different places before getting the thing sunk two feet or so down
without hitting something big.
- String it up, and pull as hard as you can while a second person
fastens it to the posts with some wire or zip ties (black UVproof kind)
or whatever. For pulling, you can thread a wooden or metal bar
vertically through the fence end, and use that to pull on. Use a winch
or something ifyou have it.
- By the sound of your message, you are probably best off just buying a
simple garden gate with hinges at a garden store. I make my own
usually. Gates are my existence's bane. Or something.
To add a little to Kevin's excellent post:
Your well braced corner post can be treated wood or you can use a chain link
terminal post and secure the wire by wrapping one loop and twisting the wire
around itself. The highway department installs right of way fencing in that
manner here. Seems to last a long time with proper stretching.
You can pick up a 3 point stretcher at Lowes that you can use with a come
along to stretch the fence better. Only about $20. You can also buy a
T_post driver that makes the post installation much safer and easier. Or
might could rent them both.
Yup. Use the UFPO service. Its an 800 number, look under "Underground
Facilities Protection Order" or "Call before Digging" or something.
It is worth it to do this when first moving in to a new place. Then
you will always have a reasonable idea where things are, and don't have
to call every time, unless you are working close to something.
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