New Board Fence


Old 11-08-08, 10:30 AM
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New Board Fence

We are planning to erect a new 4-foot high board fence around our home lot - about 80 feet wide x 160 feet deep. Our lot is located in south central NY where winter temperatures are normally between 28 and 45 degrees F - below freezing temperatures are fairly common - and occasionally short spells of sub-zero weather.

We plan to use 1 x 6 treated boards spaced 3-high, and 4 x 4 treated posts spaced 10 feet apart.

Are the above vague specs reasonable? Any suggestions as to material selections and spacing? How deep should we set the posts? Should we use concrete at the base of the posts? If YES, How much concrete should we use for each post? Any other advice would be very welcome. Thanks.

Last edited by cnsjjc; 11-08-08 at 10:40 AM. Reason: Clarification
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Old 11-08-08, 03:08 PM
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Your frost line is at least 3' down, so the posts have to be at least that. 8' apart might be a little better. One 60 lb bag is enough for each post if you want to use cement but it's not necessary.
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