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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Ontario StormFilter. Neighbour's tree came down causing property damage to us. What next?
posted by anonymous
on Aug 24, 2011 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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?
posted by dolface
on Sep 4, 2008 -
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 -
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.
posted by mecran01
on Jun 27, 2008 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Is wireless, invisible dog fencing effective, and if so, which brand(s) would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by MrToad
on Mar 2, 2007 -
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 -
I'm installing a chain-link fence. As our winters are cold, fence post tend to get pushed out of the ground.
What's the best method for securing the post? [more inside]
posted by stungeye
on Aug 17, 2006 -
How do I approach my neighbor about splitting the cost of a fence?
An old cedar fence that's between our house and our neighbor's is falling apart. It's on my property. I'm planning on replacing it, but I know my neighbor sort of appreciates this fence as well... [more inside]
posted by diastematic
on May 5, 2006 -