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Old 06-15-2011, 09:19 PM   #1
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I believe my fence installer screwed up. He came the other day to install a small 17 foot section of PVC fence and gate for the entry to my yard. Hes due back on Friday to complete the job.

He installed everything but the gate. It appears that he installed the posts too low and the gate doesn't have enough clearance from the ground. The gate is not installed yet but if position it in the opening I just cannot see how he can install it without some major modifications. It also appears he started chipping away at the cement around the existing posts to create more clearance.

Question: Can the gate be cut either from the top or bottom of the post to create more clearance?

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So what are you telling us this for. Make him fix it, and as for your last question, you could cut it, but that is not how you solve this problem.

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So what are you telling us this for. Make him fix it, and as for your last question, you could cut it, but that is not how you solve this problem.
What do you suggest?
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That you work with him/her to understand how you and he/she agreed the finished project would look and function.
Do you have a written contract? Any drawn plan agreed upon up front?
Be careful about paying him/her more money till you and the contract are satisfied.
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That you work with him/her to understand how you and he/she agreed the finished project would look and function.
Do you have a written contract? Any drawn plan agreed upon up front?
Be careful about paying him/her more money till you and the contract are satisfied.
Thanks. I have not paid him anything and do not intend to until I'm satisfied.
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Hes due back on Friday to complete the job.
Why not wait until Friday to torpedo the guy?
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Why not wait until Friday to torpedo the guy?
"Run Silent Run Deep". I love those WWII movies.
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then again he may never come back
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then again he may never come back
Depends on who paid for the material.
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Thanks for your help guys.
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I discussed this with the installer who returmed today. I felt the only way to resolve this would be to pull up two of the posts, replace them and start over. After looking at the job more closely he not only installed the post too low but he used entirely too much cement. The cement is all over the outside of the hole.

Questions for you guys, how difficult would it be to pull up the posts? How would you go about pulling up the posts?
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Questions for you guys, how difficult would it be to pull up the post?
Not difficult at all…if he wants to.

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