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  1. General DIY Discussions
    I'm building a privacy horizontal rail fence with 8' - 1"x6"s, secured on each end with 4x4s. Over time, these rails will most likely sag. My solution is to put a 8' - 2"x6" cap along the top of the rail, and drop down a 2"x4" perpendicular to it at each 4' OC, then screwing each rail to that...
  2. Building & Construction
    I am in the planning stage of a 6' wood privacy fence. I have decide on using Ceder for the rails and pickets. I live in rural Nebraska. We sometimes have very strong thunderstorms. I do not want to wake up to see my fence laying in the yard especially with the amount of money I am going to...
  3. Building & Construction
    A couple years ago I built a horizontal privacy fence (see pic) . I used 1x6 pressure treated wood for rails. Which is 3/4" x 5-1/2" Actual Size. I'm building a new, larger similar fence, and wondering why can't I use the pressure treated dog ear picket and just cut off the ears and I have a...
  4. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I recently just bought a house and it has a 4 ft chain link fence for the back yard. I want to expand to a 6ft cedar privacy fence and I'm wondering if anyone has any insight into whether or not I can use the existing poles with couplers and add on the additional 2 ft of pole? The reason is...
  5. Building & Construction
    Hi there. We moved into our house not long ago and we have a driveway that is about 90 feet long and at a 45* angle... our driveway and our neighbors driveway meet like the bottom tip of a V... We need to put some kind of fence to give us some privacy and also keep each others small kids out...
  6. Building & Construction
    I just had a fence company install a 6' wood privacy fence, and they did something I can't recall ever seeing before. Where there were gaps between the posts and the runner boards, they stacked 2x4's against the posts to fill the difference. Is this acceptable? I paid enough that this job...
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