check with you local "fence viewer" at the building dept.
1x3 strapping works great for pickets and is less expensive.
"Ook" <Ook Don't send me any freakin' spam at zootal dot com delete the
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| > Ook wrote:
| >> Mama wants a picket fence around the front yard (so do I :P). Any
| >> practical advice from anyone here that has been there done that? At
| >> this point I'm looking for post spacing, size, and depth. Can you
| >> 2x4, or should I use 4x4 for the posts? How far apart should posts
| >> go? City ordinances state that fences on property lines can only be
| >> 30" high (no, really, can you believe that?) so this fence will
| >> be 30" high.
| > Please check with whoever you need to check with. Some
| > civic associations, or bipolar neighbors prohibit fences of ANY kind
| > front yard.
| > I saw one court case where a dude with a flower-bed border that
| > like a fence got gobsmacked by the fence police.
| I hear you, and I feel their pain. I live in Oregon, and as bleading
| as this state is, at least they are not overly anal about things like
| in most cities around here. It's an older neighborhood, and there is
| association. Associations around here usually get run out of town,
| wants them. As for neighbors - they put 8' fences on their property
| they think they can get away with it. The city set up various building
| ordinances in just recent years, and they haven't gotten to rabid
| them. We recently cut down a dead tree on city property. The inspector
| here to look at sidewalk work I was doing, looks at the tree and goes
| you needed a permit to do that (pointing at what was left of the tree)
| because it's on city property, but because it's done already I don't