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    Backyard fencing

    Anyone have an opinion on backyard fencing options and approximate pricing?

    we're moving soon and our current home has a 6ft privacy fence in the backyard that is excellent at keeping kids and dogs in while also allowing me to pee off my deck in relative privacy. I really like it.

    The new house has nothing - I'm am prepared to urinate inside from now on - but still would like something to contain the kids and dogs.

    we'd be looking at somewhere between 200-250 ft. I priced that black coated chainlink at Menards for somewhere ~$10 a foot. Seems like this is going to be a pricey venture - and that's without getting an installer.



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    Re: Backyard fencing

    Damn, I thought you were planning to start an underground fencing circuit.



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    Re: Backyard fencing

    The vinyl coated chain link is less, at least at installed price. I have to assume though that its easier to install also. I would go that route as I'm not a fan of the maintenance on wood. I've never had a new one so maybe they are great then but otherwise it seems your always fixing somthing thats rotten or blown down or blown down becase its rotten. Really though even plain galvanized is ok, it isnt that noticeable mostly imo.


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    Re: Backyard fencing

    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    Anyone have an opinion on backyard fencing options and approximate pricing?

    we're moving soon and our current home has a 6ft privacy fence in the backyard that is excellent at keeping kids and dogs in while also allowing me to pee off my deck in relative privacy. I really like it.

    The new house has nothing - I'm am prepared to urinate inside from now on - but still would like something to contain the kids and dogs.

    we'd be looking at somewhere between 200-250 ft. I priced that black coated chainlink at Menards for somewhere ~$10 a foot. Seems like this is going to be a pricey venture - and that's without getting an installer.

    If you have a contractor do it, I'd recommend All-Star Fence out of Ankeny. The guy that owns it is real good friends with Paul Rhoads. I don't know how American Fence is on Residential projects, but I would never ever use them again anywhere after the way they performed on a Commercial project of mine.

    With the chain link fencing, if you can get the stretching equipment from a buddy or for cheap, do that...otherwise you're never going to get the tension wire at the bottom snug as well as the fence fabric. I'm a big fan of wood privacy fencing.



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    Re: Backyard fencing

    I wouldn't worry about your urinating disturbing any neighbors... even without the fence they wouldn't be able to see much. I would worry about your neighbor getting a heart attack from not being able to stop laughing.



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    Re: Backyard fencing

    We have a 6' wood privacy fence, which is great for keeping the dogs in (and I'm sure kids as well). However, we have become pretty good friends with our neighbors and it makes it really difficult to talk to them through the fence. If I did it over again I would install a 5 or 6' black vinyl coated chain link fence. Just another thing to think about.



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    Re: Backyard fencing

    Just built a 4 ft privacy fence around my brothers backyard last weekend. Used treated lumber that he had precut the last 2 weeks in advance in his garage. The install was relatively easy, just one straight board as a spacer and string stapled to the top of a preleveled and raised piece. Not sure about costs, but it was only for supplies. Let me know if you want anymore input, I can ask him for specifics.



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    Re: Backyard fencing

    Epee with a Belgian pistol grip.



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    Re: Backyard fencing

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneJames View Post
    we have become pretty good friends with our neighbors and it makes it really difficult to talk to them through the fence.



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    Re: Backyard fencing

    Quote Originally Posted by Trainer View Post
    Just built a 4 ft privacy fence around my brothers backyard last weekend. Used treated lumber that he had precut the last 2 weeks in advance in his garage. The install was relatively easy, just one straight board as a spacer and string stapled to the top of a preleveled and raised piece. Not sure about costs, but it was only for supplies. Let me know if you want anymore input, I can ask him for specifics.

    I just have to ask: what is the logic behind a 4-foot privacy fence? Is the midget next door a voyeur?



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    Re: Backyard fencing

    Quote Originally Posted by Senolcyc View Post
    I just have to ask: what is the logic behind a 4-foot privacy fence? Is the midget next door a voyeur?
    I happen to like the 4' fence. I have a 6 footer and makes our back yard feel too isolated. I have small kids and dogs, so a 4 footer would do the trick and open it up a little.

    I guess if you're looking more for privacy, then 6' is the route to go. If you're just looking for a way to keep mamals in/out then 4' could be an option.



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    Re: Backyard fencing

    Quote Originally Posted by Senolcyc View Post
    I just have to ask: what is the logic behind a 4-foot privacy fence? Is the midget next door a voyeur?
    Okay so maybe it isn't a privacy fence when it is only 4 foot, my bad. But yeah it is mainly meant to keep the dogs and kids in, and not isolate the neighbors off because most of them are alright.



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    Re: Backyard fencing

    Quote Originally Posted by acgclone View Post
    I happen to like the 4' fence. I have a 6 footer and makes our back yard feel too isolated. I have small kids and dogs, so a 4 footer would do the trick and open it up a little.

    I guess if you're looking more for privacy, then 6' is the route to go. If you're just looking for a way to keep mamals in/out then 4' could be an option.

    Just making a little joke. There's no such thing as a 4-foot privacy fence.



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    I like having 6 foot.



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