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Old 06-29-2018, 05:09 PM   #1
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Hello Everyone,

The city is requiring me to install a 4' tall chain link construction/security fence around a house I am working on in SE Mich. I am going to rent a post driver for the posts, if I can.

My question: Will I need to cement the corner posts and the posts for the 9' gate, or can I simply drive those in as well?

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Another stupid requirement by the "man" what goods a 4' fence going to do, stop toddlers ?
Without concrete I'd expect that the gate post to tip.
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Ayuh,..... it's a temporary fence,.... just drive the posts in'n put it up,...

So what, you'll probably need to carry the gate open, or closed,....

'round here, I see rental chainlink that has it's own feet, for hard surfaces,....
10' pieces, ya just chain 'em together,....
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What about National Rent A Fence or any of the other companies that rent fences?
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Are you sure it's a 4' chain link fence they want or is it just a barrier fence?

There's a big difference.

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no one knows but you AFTER you begin,,, no one can see below so who's to know what's underneath,,, rubble ? original soil ? junk cars ? if detroit, could be jimmy hoffa, fergawdsake
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Hello and Thanks for the replies.

Has to be chain link fence with a lockable gate.

"Prior to the commencement of construction or demolition, the construction site shall be enclosed with a stable chain-link fence not less than four feet in height. Any gates shall open inward, so as not to obstruct the public right-of-way. When there is not active construction on the site, the gate shall be secured. Within 10 days of the issuance of a conditional certificate of occupancy, the fencing (including the foundation) shall be removed."

I will just pound 'em in and see how it goes. I've contacted temp fence companies and they tell me mid August before they can do the job.

Fence materials (about 170') and tool rental will be around $1000, if I do it myself.

I've been doing some real hoop jumping to get this permitted. The house is 9" too close to the property line, so I had to request a variance. Cost me $700 for the variance hearing and a month and a half delay. Drawings have to be done by an architect and approved by the city. Another 4 week delay waiting for the city to approve the drawings. Then I had to submit drawings for the construction fence. Another week and a half. Now I have to install the fence and have it inspected before they will issue the building permit for the house.

Because the house will be 9" too close to the house next door I have to use 5/8 fire rated drywall and non flammable insulation on that side of the house.

Talk about buyers remorse...

I doubt Jimmy Hoffa is buried there - the city wouldn't allow it.

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Cut the bottom of the pipe on a 45 so it will be easy to get start. Use a post pounder, not a sledge.
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