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Old 07-10-2014, 02:51 PM   #1
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I am getting ready to install a fence between me and the idiot next door. I live in Central IL. Our house is at the end of town and has a corn or bean field across the street. There is also a wind farm a mile away. I would like to put up one of those vinyl fences they sell at Menards but am concerned about the wind factor. I have also been told that if a person would hit it with the weed wacker, lawn mower, or a thrown rock it will damage the fence and post. Has anyone else had any experience with this type of fence. Would you recommend a wood shadow box fence?
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Just use total vegetation killer at the base of the fence.
Depends on how it's built and how cheap the fence is made if wind will be a factor.
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I intend to use a 10' 4x4 post with 4' in the ground surrounded by 120# of Sakrete. The guy next door has basically a junk yard and is contantly throwing rocks, etc with his mower, what do you know about rocks putting a hole in the fence. I don't want to put up a 120' fence and then have holes in it. The fence is called Belmonte and is sold at Menards
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It is PVC, so it is brittle. A rock thrown from a lawnmower can crack it. All depends on the rock and how close he was.
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I have the Richmond 6' high 8' wide panels from Menarda. I would agree that if a rock is thrown from a mower relatively close to the fence it will puncture it. We just had 60+ miles an hour winds the other night and no damage. I only have 4x4 wood poles inside the posts where I have a gate. The rest of the posts are 24" in the ground and filled inside and outside with concrete. I had about 120lbs. of concrete per post (two 60lb bags). It creaks and it moves a little in the wind but it has never broken or been blown over. Every time I hear the wind howl I worry about the fence but nothing has happened yet.
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