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Old 01-20-2018, 07:35 AM   #1
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I am looking for options on replacing my wooden privacy fence. It is currently the type of pre-fab panel from HD/Lowes. The panels use thinner boards and they are rotting and coming off the nails.

I want a longer lasting fence and was thinking of steel posts. It seems like steel posts used for chain link last for ever. I see there are adapters made to attach wood rails to chain link style posts. I have also considered using square steel tube. I can cut it and fab attachments, no problem. I would use a thicker, better grade of PT boards for the fence.

Have any of you guys used steel posts with wood for privacy fencing?

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Old 01-20-2018, 07:47 AM   #2
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Would you consider a PVC fence? It won't rot & it provides privacy.
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Old 01-20-2018, 08:04 AM   #3
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I have not used the metal posts on a large scale. I have used them for smaller projects and they work well. I have seen others do it with nice results.

I sorta doubt that you can find the metal 3 or 4" tubes at anything close to a decent price in galvanized. The 8 foot 2-3/8 posts for chain link fence are what most people have used. A fence built 1" off the ground with 5/8 - 3/4" PT boards, these and 3 stringers should last a very long time.
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From real lumber yards you may find good panels.
The panels that HD sells here may have thin cedar boards but the frame is made or of pine with a stain on it. Be lucky to get 5 years where the good ones will last 20 years and the treated posts have to be for ground contact treated, not the normal treated stuff.
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Pressure-treated pine can last more than 10 years. You can check out what material is available locally. As for steel post fencing, it will last longer and withstand the varying weather conditions. Steele post fencing also comes in different shapes, which add more elegance and privacy.
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Sounds like this is what you are looking for;



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She does some pretty cool projects.

According to interviews she is basically self taught as she has no formal training.
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