Vinyl fencing

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Old 04-14-19, 05:54 PM
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Vinyl fencing

About 15 years ago I built my own picket fencing out of pressure treated pickets (Lowes) and 2x3's. I primed and painted it at least two times over the years but the fencing has rotted. So I thought I would replace it with vinyl fencing and while at Home Depot a few weeks ago I saw a line of vinyl that HD was phasing out at a very good price. I bought a bunch of panels and posts for my job. The PT fencing was easy to adjust for where my yard went on a slight angle by slightly angling the pickets. How can I do the same thing with the vinyl? I am using the original 4 x 4 posts from the wooden fence by slipping the vinyl posts over them (they're plumb) but the vinyl pieces cannot be adjusted as far as I know. Thanks for any help.

Rich
 
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Old 04-14-19, 05:59 PM
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With fixed panels you may have only 2 options. Stairstep your panels to follow the grade downhill as best as you can. Or stairstep them AND try to rip the overhang on the bottom to more closely follow the grade. If your panels don't hang past your bottom rail, then you only have one option.

Can't see your panels so it's hard to say exactly.
 
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I agree trimming the bottom of the panels or stair stepping or some combination of the two are the options as the panels are glued together.
 
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Thank you for your reply. I already have a couple pieces in and it looks terrible but the suggestion to stair step should work.
 
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You usually want to figure out what your total drop is going to be... where your highest and lowest panels will be... then if possible, divide the amount of stairstep equally between sections. Of course the lay of the land dictates what you need to do.
 
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