Tanya Knox. Fence. July 02nd , 2018.
Now that all the posts are in place and the concrete has cured enough for you to continue the project it is time for you to put up the fence stringers. These horizontal connection points between the posts are what you will mount the fence boards onto. You should use a minimum of two stringers for any size fence and as many as required to make sure that you have no more than a 24 inch gap between stringers. The method of attaching fence boards that you use will depend completely on the design and style of fence that you have chosen to build. Consider renting or using a pneumatic nail gun for the process of putting up the fence boards. Using screws is ideal however somewhat overkill for most fence projects. Using a regular hammer and nails causes a fair bit of trauma to the new fence and still only somewhat cured concrete fence posts. Using a nail gun for putting up the fence boards can be a huge timesaver.
Now, these three options seem fairly straight forward. One lets you sit back and do nothing, affording you quality without much personal satisfaction. The second offers you immense personal satisfaction but may see your quality suffer (no offense, we just don't know too many professional fence builders who search for fence articles on the Internet). And lastly, you can have a blend of professional quality and personal satisfaction.
When it comes time to dig the post holes you have a few different options. There are hand tools that can do the job however these require fairly extensive physical effort and should only be considered for smaller jobs. There are gas powered tools which can make quick work of even large jobs requiring many post holes to be drilled however this powerful machinery can be dangerous to use and has a bad reputation as being something that has the potential to cause injury.
The next thing to do is to contact your local utilities and have them come and mark your property. Buried lines and cables must be considered before you begin digging fence posts. If there are lines buried where you planned to build, you will need to adjust your plans and re-measure before purchasing materials.
I hope this brief article helps set the stage for a successful planning and purchasing process. Good luck, and enjoy your home.
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