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Keep yer damn morning glories off my lawn

The neighbors' morning glories are growing under their fence into our yard, and driving me nuts. How can I fend them off? [more inside]
posted by telepanda on Jul 11, 2014 - 19 answers

Hop on up!

I'm looking to turn a chainlink fence, together with lines up to my roof, into a semipermanent trellis. What material should I use to build it? [more inside]
posted by jackbishop on Jun 29, 2014 - 6 answers

How can I get my neighbor to remove this ad hoc, eyesore of a fence?

This winter we bought a house in a Boston, MA neighborhood. A couple weeks ago, our next-door neighbor put up an ad-hoc fence using plastic netting and some flimsy spikes. The fence promptly fell over. They've since replaced it with this fence. I do not want this fence to be there. How do I get them to get rid of it? [more inside]
posted by santry on May 25, 2014 - 27 answers

A movie with a kid-killing bull

I have a dim memory of seeing a movie on television in which a young person is killed by a bull after wandering into its fenced-off bull field, but I haven't had any luck searching for a film title. [more inside]
posted by dougmoon on Dec 14, 2013 - 5 answers

Please Help Me Find a Gargoyle

A verbal altercation with a neighbor (over a trashcan! Feh, neighbors!) has ruined my week, and I've put it in my head that the best way to fend off this demon is to mount a gargoyle on one of my fenceposts. [more inside]
posted by notyou on Jun 14, 2013 - 6 answers

Hit by a fence

So I was biking home from work last night and was hit by a fence. It was very windy and a portion of the fence at Grand St. and Center St. in Manhattan blew over onto me. I'm mostly fine, a little bruised but annoyed because it tore my fancy rain jacket. I know I'm going to get a lot of IANAL responses but I wanted to see if anyone had suggestions of things I could do to possibly be remunerated for the jacket by the city. Here's a picture of the bloodthirsty fence after I extricated myself and my bike from it. Any advice much appreciated.
posted by zackola on Jun 14, 2013 - 18 answers

commercial where woman steals bite of friend's cookie?

What is that commercial that's currently running where a woman steals a bite of her friend's cookie? They are standing at a fence and she steals a bite. Her friend says, "You just bit my cookie!" And she replies with her mouth full: "No way!"
posted by cmp4Meta on May 14, 2013 - 4 answers

Bring me a shrubbery....or two

Can you help me create a natural looking barrier from my neighbors? [more inside]
posted by NoraCharles on May 10, 2013 - 17 answers

Neighbor rebuilding shared fence--do I have any responsibility?

My neighbor has expressed a desire to rebuild the wooden fence between our houses. We share one side of the fence with her, and it's definitely in need of repair--warped boards, aging, etc. Should she be fully responsible for paying for the fence, since it was her idea to fix it? Or should we contribute some money since we share one side of the fence? [more inside]
posted by starkraven on Apr 2, 2013 - 36 answers

How to make the best of graffiti?

Home project: revamping fence graffiti? [more inside]
posted by flying_trapeze on Dec 17, 2012 - 9 answers

Can I seal my new fence posts even if they are wet?

I didn't seal my new fence posts and now the forecast is for rain all week. Can I seal them in the spring? [more inside]
posted by cda on Oct 28, 2012 - 8 answers

A barrier against what?

Why this? [more inside]
posted by LonnieK on Jul 27, 2012 - 4 answers

what is an anchor fence?

What is an anchor fence? (this is relating to restrictive covenants on a lot in a subdivision) [more inside]
posted by smalls on Jul 10, 2012 - 4 answers

What steps do I take to figure out who to be angry at?

My wife and I just moved into our first house this month. Hooray! The people building a house next door say we have to move our fence [and tear down a shed-like thing attached to the garage]. Boo! What do I do? [more inside]
posted by Acari on Jun 19, 2012 - 27 answers

Outdoor chalkboard activities

What are some fun, interactive things to paint on a boring back fence? [more inside]
posted by slightlybewildered on Jun 16, 2012 - 20 answers

Attacked by dog, how to get owner to take responsibility?

Help me think straight. I was attacked by a loose German Shepherd while out on a walk with my husband and our two small leashed dogs. What should I do next? The owner is in denial and I am concerned for the safety of myself and others. I think that if I threaten a lawsuit I could scare her into building a fence and reinforcing her door. I'm interested in getting her to take action to keep her dog enclosed or to take it to a behaviorist, not trying to win money in a settlement. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 19, 2012 - 36 answers

Good fences make good neighbors.

Last week I asked about creative hedge fence ideas because our neighbor has a trashy yard. We thought it would be too rude to put up a fence. Well...now we want the fence. What type of fence? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by MayNicholas on Mar 25, 2012 - 30 answers

Barbed wire just isn't enough.

What is the cheapest way to build a lot of wall or fence to keep predators at bay? [more inside]
posted by ThisKindNepenthe on Feb 22, 2012 - 11 answers

Should I cave to my neighbor who wants to use an unlicensed contractor to replace our fence?

What would you do if your neighbor wanted to use an unlicensed contractor to replace a shared fence? She claims this is a guy who they have used for decades and she really likes his work. [more inside]
posted by dottiechang on Feb 12, 2012 - 28 answers

Stop my puppy from running out the door.

Help me puppy proof my front door. [more inside]
posted by kanata on Nov 20, 2011 - 8 answers

Temporary Fencing Options for Small Dogs

We recently purchased a home with a large backyard and a pool. The yard is fenced. I need a temporary fence for my dogs until it warms up and we can fix any spots the littlest dog can slip through. What should I get for a temporary fence? [more inside]
posted by bodgy on Nov 18, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me secure my storage unit

Securing my insecure storage unit... [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on Sep 25, 2011 - 12 answers

Dealing with a fallen tree

Ontario StormFilter. Neighbour's tree came down causing property damage to us. What next? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2011 - 8 answers

Green stuff on my fence - is it glue?

There's some green, glue-like substance on several spots of my brand new fence (put up by a contractor along with a whole big reno). What is it? Is it easy to get off?
posted by evadery on Jun 17, 2011 - 13 answers

Coppicing in America

Where, in America (or Southern Canada), can I attend workshops to learn about British hurdle-making, traditional fence-making, and other coppice crafts? Preferably, in the Midwest, but anywhere East of the Rockies would be considered.
posted by Chrischris on May 10, 2011 - 1 answer

Replacing wooden fence posts.

I need some advice for DIY replacement of a wooden fence. [more inside]
posted by Durin's Bane on Apr 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Why *wouldn't* we want a legal agreement for a shared fence w/neighbor?

Please help me figure out if I'm being unreasonable to want more than a "handshake agreement" between my condo association and our neighbor to have that neighbor a) build a fence that b) straddles our two properties and c) wants us to pay 1/2 of the construction costs for, and that d) we'd "co-own and maintain." Condo drama inside. [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Oct 5, 2010 - 38 answers

How can I fix my driveway gate so my dog cannot escape under it?

Our driveway is on a very small incline. At the bottom of the driveway, which exits onto the street, is a gate attached to our fence. The gate swings inwards, so when the gate is closed, there is a small gap at the bottom to accommodate the incline when it's fully open. Our dog can escape out of this gap. Other than plugging it with a long piece of scrap wood while we're out with him, how can we solve this problem? [more inside]
posted by barnone on Jul 6, 2010 - 19 answers

please fence me in

Our Portland OR house from 1924 is on a double lot, so we don't have a 'back' yard, we have a 'side' yard. The neighboring house from 1925 was built directly on the property line, as verified by surveyor and plat maps. That side of their house contains a window that can't see anywhere but into our yard, and a gas meter that the gas company needs access to. We're in fence building mode, and aren't sure where to put the fence, or how high it can be. [more inside]
posted by foobario on May 28, 2010 - 11 answers

Calling all creative cats!

How can I keep our cats from jumping a 6 foot wood privacy fence? Is there a way to attractively do this? I have some ideas, but hate to waste the time and energy if the cats are going to get over anyway. Any thoughts? [more inside]
posted by murrey on May 4, 2010 - 14 answers

Does Ted Turner have a VERY large fence?

How does Ted Turner keep his buffalo herds on his land? Does he fence the whole thing?? [more inside]
posted by cda on Jan 27, 2010 - 15 answers

Dog digs under fence!

Peanut digs under fence and escapes. Need help asap! Big strong Chihuhua, skilled excavator, 100' chainlink fence, soft soil/humus below fence. Need cheap fast stopgap AND cheap long-term answer. [more inside]
posted by SallyHitMeOntheHead on Oct 6, 2009 - 29 answers

Fetch me a shrubbery?!

I would like to plant a low maintenance shrubbery fence, what plant would be best? Here's what i need it to be.... [more inside]
posted by storybored on Sep 17, 2009 - 7 answers

Gold fences on tv

Are those cash for gold outfits advertising on tv operating as a fence for stolen jewelry? [more inside]
posted by yesster on Jun 30, 2009 - 9 answers

Can anyone recommend a good temporary fence?

We have a yard that's fenced in on three sides. How can I cheaply and easily close in the fourth side so that our small child is contained? [more inside]
posted by christinetheslp on Jun 6, 2009 - 13 answers

What is the name for this type of fencing?

What is the name for this type of fence? Fairly thin metal posts with lots of tabs punched out onto which a large metal mesh can be placed (not chain link) and fastened. (And where can I get some?) [more inside]
posted by imposster on May 31, 2009 - 11 answers

dog containment

help us make our chain link fence opaque so our dog doesn't climb out every time she sees a squirrel! [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on Feb 12, 2009 - 11 answers

What are the squat metal cylinders I see sitting on range-land fence posts?

What are the (sensors, recorders?) things that look like metal cake covers (short, wide cylinders) sitting on fence-posts, mostly in rangeland in the Western USA? [more inside]
posted by dolface on Sep 4, 2008 - 9 answers

can I use my fence for firewood?

I have wooden fence that I would like to take down and burn in an indoor fireplace. is it safe? [more inside]
posted by rudy26 on Jul 21, 2008 - 13 answers

Rotting fences make bad neighbors

I am shoring up a sagging fence that I will help replace in a year. The original posts are not in cement and are rotting at the base. I'm trying to figure out how to attach some support posts. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Jun 27, 2008 - 9 answers

Help me build a fence.

Seeking recommendations for a contractor to build a wood privacy fence in Portland, Oregon. Also would appreciate advice on hidden costs, things to avoid, contractors to avoid, etc. [more inside]
posted by J-Garr on Jun 11, 2008 - 7 answers

Is there a way to give a dog a safe indoor place away from a cat?

Is there a way to give a dog a safe indoor place away from a cat? [more inside]
posted by wukkuan on May 23, 2008 - 16 answers

Keeping dogs safe and exercised on land

How do I keep two active young dogs with good jumping ability a) from being bitten by snakes b) active and happy while I am away during the day on a property of about 20 acres? What's it roughly going to cost me?
posted by vizsla on Oct 14, 2007 - 7 answers

Round rail fence repair

Wooden fence repair question: I have a wooden round rail fence kind of like this, but with only two horizontal rows. One of the horizontal rails in the middle of the fence needs replacement. Is there some kind of magic trick for this, or do I just cut and hammer and crowbar until it pops in?
posted by Area Control on Aug 27, 2007 - 6 answers

Preventing a basketball from going over my fence.

How can I prevent a basketball from going over my fence and into my neighbor's yard? [more inside]
posted by creative on Jun 29, 2007 - 10 answers

A different kind of fencepost problem

Stuctural-engineering filter: I need some help figuring out requirements for a temporary art installation that needs to stand up to the wind. [more inside]
posted by adamrice on May 3, 2007 - 8 answers

Block off wooden porch steps for dog purposes, cheaply?

Stairs (wood) lead from backyard up to outdoor deck (wood). Dog can run up. Want to install something to keep dog in yard, with stairs remaining usable, without hiring expensive contractor. Thoughts? [more inside]
posted by staggernation on Apr 10, 2007 - 16 answers

Today's Tom Sawyer: Painting our picket fence

We are replacing a section of our white wood picket fence that someone's car hit and want to give the whole thing another coat of paint while we're at it so that the new section will blend in with the old section. What do we need to do? [more inside]
posted by onlyconnect on Mar 27, 2007 - 5 answers

Wireless invisible dog fencing

Is wireless, invisible dog fencing effective, and if so, which brand(s) would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by MrToad on Mar 2, 2007 - 24 answers

How much should I pay to have my fence hauled away?

Hauling away debris: in a recent windstorm, my old rotten fence blew down. How much should I pay to have it hauled away...? [more inside]
posted by gurple on Dec 19, 2006 - 11 answers

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