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curls00 08-11-2007 09:16 AM

"T"-ing off of neighbours' fence?
Hi there. We are going to be building a fence in our backyard. OUr rear neighbour put up a fence along the rear lot-line (well, partially on his, partially on mine, but thats a story for another day). Anyhow, whehre the corner of my lot is, doesn't line up with the corner of his lot, and I have a question about how to terminate my fence on/close to his, where he doesn't have a post in his fence.

The nearest post for his fence is about 18" outside of my property to my right. I obviously cannot attach to this one. (I guess it should be stated that I have talked to my rear neighbour and he's OK with me using his fence and posts au gratis).

So, I need to either:
A -- attach a short section of my fence to his fence 18" from his post (on my lot-line). How do I do this? Joist hangers or similar?
B -- put a post in as close as possible to my rear lot line without damaging his fence, and then use a 2x* to bridge the hopefully small gap between my post and his fence.

Which is the better option, and if "none of the above", what do you recommend I do?


SecretSquirrel 08-11-2007 02:44 PM

I believe 'B' is your best option... terminate the fence at a post on your side of the property line and with a gentleman's agreement from your neighbor, tie in a small panel to his fence. This will do two things, provide structural stability for the end of your fence line and secondly, if your neighbor was ever to sell his property and the new owner had issues with the fence connection, then you could remove the panel without major demolition.

Termite 01-09-2009 10:40 PM

Option B seems better to me. As an inspector I always end up mediating these petty "my neighbor's fence is three inches into my yard" issues.

I'd suggest just being neighborly. Not enough of that going on these days. Let your neighbor know his fence is on your side of the property line....Technically it is your fence I suppose....And you're ok with it but you'll be connecting from your post to his fence.

curls00 01-10-2009 07:41 AM

This thread was very old (2007). The only reason it was resurrected was because a spammer posted in it (which has since been deleted).

Thanks for the response, albeit very very late. ;)

Termite 01-10-2009 02:38 PM

Whoops. You'd think that being a moderator I'd catch that. Hope it all worked out for you. :)

wrangler 01-10-2009 02:46 PM

In Termite's defense, you never stated in your first post that you planned to have your fence completed in less than 16 months!:laughing:So anyway ], what was it? option A or option B!

curls00 01-10-2009 03:39 PM

I believe we used option B. I can't see the post now as my shed is right in that corner, but I don't reacall using any special tie-in method... LOL. It was a very busy week that week (new fence and deck and stuff).

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