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connecting a small picket fence to a much larger privacy fence

connecting a small picket fence to a much larger privacy fence

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Old 09-04-14, 05:47 AM
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connecting a small picket fence to a much larger privacy fence

I was wondering if someone might help me out with a simple How-To. I am installing a 2 1/2 ft picket fence in my front yard. i want to connect this fence to a 6 ft privacy fence. the 6 ft privacy fence already exists. I am not sure how to connect the small picket fence to the larger privacy fence. do i need to install another post right next to the privacy fence post? or can I somehow anchor the picket fence to the privacy fence? I don't want to disrupt the privacy fence too much ( by removing pickets from the privacy fence ), thereby diminishing the whole point of my privacy fence ( separation from horrible neighbors ). I also am not able to do a gradual increase in the picket fence to 'blend' into the 6 ft picket fence. just wondering if someone might be able to help me out. if you could direct me to a website with photos or instructions, that would be even better. I tried searching the internet but came up empty handed. also, I need this to be according to 'code', as I have to have it inspected by the city once I am done. not sure if there is really any kind of 'code' as to the correct way to connect a picket fence to the larger privacy fence, but just in case.
thank you very much in advance
Jim
 
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Old 09-04-14, 02:25 PM
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Personally, I wouldn't connect it at all. Install an end post for the new fence next to the privacy fence. Are the fences wood or PVC?
 
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wood. I actually spoke to a city building inspector about this. he recommended a post about a foot away from the privacy fence, and then to overlap my new picket fence. i like this idea & will probably try it. i was worried about getting too close to the privace fence, as there will be the cement footing at the post. but if i am a foot or so away, i wont run into that, and i dont have to actually attach the picket fence to the privacy fence, but it will be so close, it will appear to be connected. problem solved! thank you for your reply.
 
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It's better if you don't have a wood post in cement. The moisture can cause problems.
 
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