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01-10-20, 07:31 AM
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Posted By GregsFence

I have used those types of posts 2 or 3 times...

I have used those types of posts 2 or 3 times over the years. On those occasions it was purely customer requests that that I install with those posts rather a round, 2" or 2-1/2" galvanized steel...
01-10-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,366
Posted By GregsFence

If the stone is on the bottom it would likely...

If the stone is on the bottom it would likely work to your advantage as the stone, tamped in will give the post more stability than just soil backfilled and tamped. If you mix the stone into the...
12-08-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,366
Posted By GregsFence

Foam verses concrete... I am giving this...

Foam verses concrete...

I am giving this response for all those who believe that the foam might be better...
In which case, as a case by case basis, maybe... But I don't think so...

This post...
12-08-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,191
Posted By GregsFence

Chain link fence.. hit by a tree or car or even...

Chain link fence.. hit by a tree or car or even sometimes a lawn mower... If bent or stretched or ripped... If the diamond is no longer a diamond and it has turned into a marqui ... or if the fence...
12-08-19, 04:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,286
Posted By GregsFence

I do not have much experience with use of those...

I do not have much experience with use of those specific posts... But, they are steel, they have squared off corners & I am assuming they must have holes in them to drill through the posts into the...
12-08-19, 04:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By GregsFence

Hmm,... there is always a new question that perks...

Hmm,... there is always a new question that perks the best response... An alligator climbing a fence was a video worth tuning in to see... And yeah... Never knew they can climb a fence but now I...
12-08-19, 03:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By GregsFence

Being a very late comer into this thread, but I...

Being a very late comer into this thread, but I am with the other guys on the size of the posts... but the specific sizes really do not matter as long as the wall thickness is there to prevent the...
06-10-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,674
Posted By GregsFence

Let me start off by saying that I am not familiar...

Let me start off by saying that I am not familiar with Toronto grounds, weather or winds...

But in fencing Yes, I know enough to get by.

Most 6 foot high fencing requires a post in the ground...
01-27-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,471
Posted By GregsFence

There are some contractors that just sort of bump...

There are some contractors that just sort of bump around on a job that they are not so aware of how to do hopeful that whatever they do works.

Many folks that are shopping for work to be done on...
05-30-18, 03:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By GregsFence

If you are planning to install 1 panel gate with...

If you are planning to install 1 panel gate with a 17 foot opening and that fence is 4 foot , 5 foot or 6 foot in height you would need to use a minimum of a 4 inch diameter, heavy schedule 40...
05-30-18, 02:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,318
Posted By GregsFence

I only just noticed your post... sorry for my...

I only just noticed your post... sorry for my delay....

Stockade on steel posts is very doable... Installing 2 inch diameter or 2 1/2" diameter steel posts 8 foot on center from each other......
05-30-18, 02:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By GregsFence

I have installed many fences with conditions just...

I have installed many fences with conditions just like yours. And no, it would not look stupid.... I believe its all a matter of personal preference.

But if it were just an opinion, based on what...
12-13-17, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,374
Posted By GregsFence

The sections being concave, or even convex or...

The sections being concave, or even convex or even straight would have to look good in spacing's between posts... If straight you would not have to worry too much about spacing between posts if the...
12-13-17, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 966
Posted By GregsFence

Knots or no knots

Agreed ... knots do create weak areas in the rails...

Knot free rails,. and or pickets look more appealing to the folks who wish to show their fence as being a work of art....

Not to make...
12-13-17, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,567
Posted By GregsFence

From the look of the picture it seems the...

From the look of the picture it seems the installer did cut the bottom of the fence to follow the grade... But you do not have to.... I mean, there are options.

One, you could move the gate over...
12-13-17, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 838
Posted By GregsFence

Make the right choice... Story based on what happened yesterday.

Good morning folks... Yesterday I received a call while sitting in my office, yes,.,... I took a day off... lol

In this call a woman said she had a friend install her 6 foot high Red Cedar...
11-23-17, 03:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,059
Posted By GregsFence

They are not attached one by one.. Those staples...

They are not attached one by one.. Those staples are used in a gun..shot in a million at a time within a minute. Most times sections are attached with these staples the pickets usually fall off......
11-23-17, 03:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,374
Posted By GregsFence

I am not sure I am seeing the exact measurements...

I am not sure I am seeing the exact measurements clearly.. But on the left side yard, the first number I see is 17 feet, miter corner is 10 feet and the remaining footage is 20 feet?

In regards to...
08-13-17, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,474
Posted By GregsFence

35 years and I have never once attached a post to the house.

As the title lines says, I do not attach posts to the houses... I just feel that one and the other should not be attached together. Especially on the gate, that of which takes a lot of abuse and the...
08-13-17, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,813
Posted By GregsFence

Approaching fence lines & Keeping the peace between neighbors

As an installer I have on a few rare occasions installed a fence on the property line as per specific request of the customer. Town ordinances in those cases have allowed the fence to be installed...
08-13-17, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,376
Posted By GregsFence

Raising the fence

From what I can see from those pictures provided you would be looking to raise the fence on the front of your home.. Most towns in most areas do not allow a 6 foot high , solid fence in the front of...
06-19-17, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By GregsFence

PVC fence... against the bushes.. If you live in...

PVC fence... against the bushes.. If you live in a very damp area like the northeast you would likely see a lot of mold up inside those pickets. It is not very attractive and the bushes would make...
06-19-17, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By GregsFence

What would it cost?

Looking at your pictures I see damage to a fence, but I can not clearly see all the underlying factors into the repair of your fence. Such as the design of the fence front and back, ... looking dead...
06-19-17, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,596
Posted By GregsFence

Post depth

It is always a matter of opinion... Everyone has their own individual opinions and no matter what we would all think the other guy is wrong...

In this my opinion is this.. You are installing a...
02-06-17, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By GregsFence

Cost of replacement ... I guess that would...

Cost of replacement ...

I guess that would depend a lot on the type of replacement you would plan on... pre fab panels or building your fence picket by picket?

Picket by picket might be...
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