aluminum fence danger


Old 01-11-09, 08:35 AM
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aluminum fence danger

Here's our dilemma. Our condo has a razor-sharp aluminum shadow-box style fence around the courtyards, about waist high. Does anyone have an idea about how to:

1. remove the panels, and replace with safer fence panels?

2. put something on top of the panels so no one can grab it accidentally?

3. smooth the tops down to a safe level?

Thanks, Bob
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Old 01-11-09, 01:03 PM
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if the tops are square on top you might be able to use a 2lb hammer to flaten the sharp edges so the top is not dangerous. if the top is really sharp you will need to do something about it or risk being found at fault should someone get hurt from it.
you might contact the manufacturer to see if this has been a problem maybe they have a program for replacement or repair.

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Old 01-31-09, 01:23 AM
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I have an idea.

The fence looks like a shaddow box design? In that it is more or less a wave or corrugated pattern?

Perhaps you can use a 3/4 x 4" board to cap the top of the fence. Doing so, as long as I have the right fence in mind.. you would lay the boards on both sides of the metal, bolting through the wood, through the metal , more or less sandwiching your metal fence with two boards. Then if all works well you can cap the fence with yet another board, giving it a top hat kind of look.

Painting it to match would also be a nice idea. Maybe even painting the entire fence at that point would be a better idea.

If you do not do something like that, or another repair, I would strongly suggest removing the fence entirely and having a new fence installed. The cost of the repair or the replacement would certainly cost less than the lawsuit.
Imagine something as simple as a boy climbing the fence to get his baseball from your yard.

Good Luck

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