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  1. Electrical
    Question: What sort of cable and boxes am I required to install household-voltage lighting above ground on a gabion fence? Can I even legally run it above ground inside the cages? Situation: I'm building a gabion wall (stones inside wire cages) and plan to install uplighting or downlighting...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    Our house has a 40 ft paver terrace with a sharp drop-off (photo attached) and a curved outer edge. I would like to install a 3 ft high railing to prevent our 1.5 yo son from tumbling down the slope. The only problem is the curve - we would like the railing to follow the outline of the terrace...
  3. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    We moved recently and must put up fencing for our horses again. A friend offered us some used treated wood fence posts. I don't want to replace them in a couple of years due to rot... Does it work to re-treat them, and if so, what's best to use? 2nd question: We use 2 strands of high...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    I started with timber retaining wall and decided to start building a fence above it, so I could you that area for storage. I used 4x4 treated timbers for wall, and 1x6 cedar for fencing. Obviously, I am planning to build the fence higher, like up to 5 feet. I'm not thrilled with the way it...
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I have a couple of questions. I am looking at building a 5.5-6' tall brick fence does it need to be two bricks thick at a minimum? Does it have to have pillars or can it just be a wall? Any info would be grateful.
  6. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Gentlemen, I have been tasked with creating a cheap privacy fence for an upcoming music festival. The fence only needs to be up for 24 hours and will be disposed of at the end, so it will not need to be very expensive or need to withstand too much abuse. The current idea is to take t-posts...
  7. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    We are putting in a new fence in the backyard. We live in a location with humid hot summer and the fence will be in the shade half of the year. I've gotten quotes on cedar and pressure treated pine and the prices are about $200 from each other. Is one better than the other? The fence will be a...
  8. Building & Construction
    I am building a 4ft picket fence on one side of the house with no gate, 14ft long. The problem I'm having on this side of the house is that I can only get down 12"-15" in 2 of the post holes because of what appears to be large boulders. Since this is on the unused side of the house and there is...
  9. Building & Construction
    We're gonna build a 14 ft. wide and 8 ft. tall brick privacy wall with two 16' x 16" brick columns. One end (column) of the wall will adjoin the corner of the brick house and another column (end) of the privacy wall will stand on its own and will be connected later to the end post of the to be...
  10. Building & Construction
    I am designing a new fence. Posts will be anchored with these flat base brackets: http://www.campbellfencing.com/bracket.html to a 6" concrete slab. What should the distance between the posts. I am hoping for 8' but am a little concerned about wind shear. We are located in SF Bay Area, it can...
  11. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I'm building a lattice top fence in PT lumber around my property. I'm building panels that will be attached to posts. I chose this approach because of the design I wanted for the fence. Some panels are 4'x8' and some 5'x8'. In spite of the relatively short height of the fence, the panels are...
  12. Building & Construction
    I recently retired from the military. My home in San Antonio, Texas is currently vacant. It has been a rental property for the past 4.5 years and has lost money throughout. It desperately needs a new fence and due to my now diminished income, believe that I will have to build it myself, with the...
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