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Old 01-30-2012, 11:28 AM   #1
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Fence rails: top and bottom spacing


My posts are 4' out of the ground. Is there a standard height for both the top and bottom rails?

This fence is only 15' between the house and garage.

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My posts are 4' out of the ground. Is there a standard height for both the top and bottom rails?

This fence is only 15' between the house and garage.

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I am not sure what you are doing, that you are putting rails on top and bottom. Top rail is generally placed at where the last link is on top. On the bottom I place the rail about 6 from the bottom.

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Fence rails: top and bottom spacing


Sorry,

I'm using 2.5" aluminum posts rather than 4x4's.

I've got these types of brackets to hold my 2x4's--then affix pickets.

I was looking for optimum placements up and down. I figured about 6" from ground. I'm guessing 6" from the top isn't poor form?

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Sorry,

I'm using 2.5" aluminum posts rather than 4x4's.

I've got these types of brackets to hold my 2x4's--then affix pickets.

I was looking for optimum placements up and down. I figured about 6" from ground. I'm guessing 6" from the top isn't poor form?

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6" is fine, are you using pickets? If so, use a level to check them. Make your self a go no go gauge. A piece of wood about 8" long with cleat attached at 6" and then hold it on the top of the picket or clamp it
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