I'm getting closer and closer to building my fence (yeah!). And still have a
Based on comments from others, I think I'm going to put a post about one
foot from house, and just run wood from fence to house, leaving a gap
between end of wood and house. It won't be that strong, hanging off the post
like that with , but it doesn't need to be since it's just a board or two.
The last person here actually bolted a fence post to the house (argh).
I'm using 4" x 4" x 8' wood, set 2 feet deep in concrete.
Question: Should I set the posts 2 1/2 feet deep and have posts stick up 5
1/2 feet, and have boards 6' tall that stick up 6 inches from post? Or is 2
feet deep adequate for an 8 foot?
Related to the above, I want to space the posts 6 feet apart instead of 8
feet apart. Most fences I see spaced 8 feet apart sag inbetween posts, and I
don't want that to happen. It means maybe 10 extra posts, but the overall
expense is not significant and the fence will be stronger. Comments
Gates. Should I use thicker wood/deeper posts for gates? I've never built a
fence so I really don't know. And is there a standard gate size? This gate
won't get used much, but it still needs to be strong enough.
TIA for all the excellent advice and putting up with my n00b questions.