Is there a sensor (preferably a lit signal than audible) that will alert us that the front gate is open? [more inside]
While travelling through Wyoming, we saw these fences quite a bit, but we didn't understand what they are for... [more inside]
I want to put a dog-proof fence around a 1-acre place I am planning to buy, which includes some frontage along a small-ish creek. Legal issues aside, is there a fence design that would allow the stream to flow through without snagging flotsam and jetsam, yet keep dogs within boundary? [more inside]
My NYC townhouse has a garden in the back. The garden has a wall around it, which has been there for decades. Two nearby trees has caused it to bow out of alignment toward my neighbor's garden, though not dramatically so. My neighbor claims in a letter to me that the wall will one day collapse into her garden, and wants us to share the cost of replacing the wall, before that happens, with a fence. She also said that if I don't agree to do this, I better make sure that my insurance covers the possible damage to her property that a collapse could cause. I think my neighbor (who is wealthy) just wants a new fence for aesthetic reasons so it matches other fencing on her property, and that the wall is fine -- and I have some questions for the hive-mind... [more inside]
My backyard leads in to an alley, and I'd like to enclose the backyard for a few reasons. I'd like to chose a fence that has a gate for a car, and a gate for a door for people to use, so I can park my car in my backyard if I need. Please help me chose a gate/fence! Details inside [more inside]
I started my very first vegetable garden this year! Woo! But while it hasn't been an issue yet, I am quite concerned over the likelihood that my garden will be eviscerated by animals. However, it isn't as simple as "build a fence, dummy!". [more inside]
Our elderly neighbors were planning on fencing in 1300 square feet of common ground that adjoins our lot. They also wanted to put their fence about 4 feet over into our side yard. We gently tried talking to them about the potential encroachments twice. Unfortunately they were not open to moving their fence stakes even after we gave them our survey and the plat of our street showing the common ground. We had to eventually involve the neighborhood trustee in charge of fence approvals. Now they are absolutely furious about it. Did we do the right thing? How can we now deal with angry neighbors who yell at us from their car as they drive past our house? [more inside]
I need to install something like this against my wood fence. I would happily mallet away on them, but they seem ridiculously expensive for what is basically a connected set of metal spikes. Is there any DIY solution to this or is Dig Defence(tm) being sold as a more expensive repurposed version of a cheaper product? If so, what should I be looking for?
I can't believe I can't find this answer online... can anyone tell me, if I'm choosing standard 6' PT dogear fence pickets, what is the benefit of 3/4" thickness vs 5/8" or 1/2"? Is it structural, or are the thicker pickets less likely to cup/warp/bend over time? Also, is there any reason I should consider cedar at twice the price? I'm going to be putting on a mildly cedar-toned semitransparent sealer either way. Thanks!
I need to install a taller fence in my yard. Two of my dogs (both hounds) have figured out they can jump the 4ft fence. I would very much like to reuse the existing 4ft posts - theyre already plumb and driven below the frost line (and it's currently winter here, so digging new holes now will be a bitch & a half). [more inside]
My next door neighbours want to fix a falling down fence prior to the sale of their house. I recognize that civil niceities require me to pay half the cost. There are a few mitigating factors that may justify my refusal to pay. Am I right in refusing? [more inside]
I'm repairing a section of picket fence that I had built ten years ago between my yard and the property next door. The fence fell down last spring. My neighbor didn't say anything about the fence or the repairs or property lines until the contractor I hired to repair the fence started putting new posts in the original fence post holes. Then she went even more nuts than she already was. [more inside]
My neighbors' dog keeps jumping their fence into the street/the sidewalk where I'm walking my dog. This happens about weekly to me (though I'm sure it must happen more), and it is scary every time. The neighbor dog doesn't bite my dog, but it does lunge at her. [more inside]
The neighbors' morning glories are growing under their fence into our yard, and driving me nuts. How can I fend them off? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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.
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!"
Can you help me create a natural looking barrier from my neighbors? [more inside]
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]
Home project: revamping fence graffiti? [more inside]
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]
What is an anchor fence? (this is relating to restrictive covenants on a lot in a subdivision) [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
What is the cheapest way to build a lot of wall or fence to keep predators at bay? [more inside]
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]
Help me puppy proof my front door. [more inside]
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]
Securing my insecure storage unit... [more inside]
Ontario StormFilter. Neighbour's tree came down causing property damage to us. What next? [more inside]
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?
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.
I need some advice for DIY replacement of a wooden fence. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
How does Ted Turner keep his buffalo herds on his land? Does he fence the whole thing?? [more inside]
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]
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]
Are those cash for gold outfits advertising on tv operating as a fence for stolen jewelry? [more inside]
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]
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]
help us make our chain link fence opaque so our dog doesn't climb out every time she sees a squirrel! [more inside]
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