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johnnyboy 08-01-2010 04:49 PM

new fence construction questions...
 
Getting ready to put up about 50ft of 6ft privacy fence in a few weeks. Got some q's...

-What's the proper way to stack the fence board so they dry out properly and how long should I wait before I mount them?

-What's the best kind of fasteners. I have a framing nailer but I imagine screws would be best. What about the treated wood interacting with the metal?

Ron6519 08-01-2010 06:59 PM

Wet, pressure treated wood will take more then a few weeks to dry out. Stack the wood spaced with 1x2's or any scrap 3/4" wood you have. Best way to determine dryness would be a moisture meter.
If you're using screws, use stainless steele.
Ron

johnnyboy 08-24-2010 03:46 PM

I ended up stacking them tic-tac-toe style, they lost a substantial amount of water weight being covered in the 90-degree sun for a few weeks. Just put them up, I'm comfrotable that they won't do too much more shrinking.

Ron6519 08-24-2010 06:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johnnyboy (Post 490628)
I ended up stacking them tic-tac-toe style, they lost a substantial amount of water weight being covered in the 90-degree sun for a few weeks. Just put them up, I'm comfrotable that they won't do too much more shrinking.

God bless you, Johnny.
Ron

vsheetz 08-25-2010 12:20 AM

  • Stainless steel nails in your nailer
  • Metal posts
  • Posts set in concrete
  • Cedar facer boards from a quality fence company (not a big box store)
IMHO -


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