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    If you need a fence

    Call out for bids now! They are fighting for business. One of the companies was going to knock $400ish off the quoted price to beat another guys offer. They are installing 3/11/08 per my choice.

    I had bids by American Fence, Des Moines Steel and Metro Fence.

    Am going with Metro Fence and didn't take the offer for $200 less from other company as I don't want the quality to go down significantly.


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    Re: If you need a fence

    They usually charge you labor for a 100 ft run. Right now they might even waive that. The home project industry is grinding to a halt. Someone called me last week for work and he is working on my house this week. Tough times for the remodelers, inspectors, realtors, finance makers. I have had two of my old realtors call and send me cards in the last two weeks looking for referrals. Hmmm.


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    Re: If you need a fence

    I don't have a clue what a fence costs. Is it in feet. What would a six foot tall fence cost me per foot? I have about 200 feet that I'd like to get done.



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    Re: If you need a fence

    What kind of fence? We can only do black vinyl chain link. It is by foot. Usually it is $10.50-$11.50 per foot for chain link.



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    Re: If you need a fence

    3/11 huh? Will they dig down through the snow to put it in?


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    Re: If you need a fence

    No need for a fence but if you are doing chain link I can't imagine that it's that tough to do yourself. Just measure it off, set some posts in concrete and attach the chain link. Guys here at work have done theirs before and said it's really easy.


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    Re: If you need a fence

    Something like this;




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    Re: If you need a fence

    can someone notify the Feds about this deal? I think they are looking for a long, long fence along the southern US border, and a deal like this would save all of us taxpayers money!


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    Re: If you need a fence

    Quote Originally Posted by travman23 View Post
    No need for a fence but if you are doing chain link I can't imagine that it's that tough to do yourself. Just measure it off, set some posts in concrete and attach the chain link. Guys here at work have done theirs before and said it's really easy.
    If I wasn't working full time/ in grad school part-time and my husband wasn't working 54 - 60 hours a week right now, that would be a good idea. Right now it is worth paying someone else to do it.


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    Re: If you need a fence

    Quote Originally Posted by travman23 View Post
    No need for a fence but if you are doing chain link I can't imagine that it's that tough to do yourself. Just measure it off, set some posts in concrete and attach the chain link. Guys here at work have done theirs before and said it's really easy.
    I've built wood fences myself. It's pretty easy also. You can buy the precut wood at Home Depot and it goes up in Jiffy.


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    Re: If you need a fence

    Having put up a chain link fence before...it's not hard, but it is a pain in the butt with only a couple people. Not sure if I would pay someone to do it the next time or not.



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    Re: If you need a fence

    Quote Originally Posted by travman23 View Post
    No need for a fence but if you are doing chain link I can't imagine that it's that tough to do yourself. Just measure it off, set some posts in concrete and attach the chain link. Guys here at work have done theirs before and said it's really easy.
    Actually, for chain link, there is no need for concrete. We have a 5 foot tall chainlink fence and the posts were 10 feet long and you just use a pneumatic post driver to pound the posts in. The installing of the posts and the stretching of the fence for 250 feet took half a day. The rest of the day was the tedious inserting of vinyl privacy strips. That was the worst part of the install.

    Up here in the land of cheese, concrete and fence posts are frowned upon due to frost issues.



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    Re: If you need a fence

    Quote Originally Posted by C.John View Post
    Actually, for chain link, there is no need for concrete. We have a 5 foot tall chainlink fence and the posts were 10 feet long and you just use a pneumatic post driver to pound the posts in. The installing of the posts and the stretching of the fence for 250 feet took half a day. The rest of the day was the tedious inserting of vinyl privacy strips. That was the worst part of the install.

    Up here in the land of cheese, concrete and fence posts are frowned upon due to frost issues.
    I did the wood fence all by myself. Also didn't use concrete. Probably won't last as long because of that but it was only about 50 feet long and took me only about a day and a half. 1 full day was digging the holes and only a few hours to actually put up the fence.


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    Re: If you need a fence

    Actually concrete and wood is a no no. The concrete traps water and quickens the chance for rot. Tamped gravel on the other hand allows the water to drain away from the wood posts.



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    Re: If you need a fence

    Quote Originally Posted by C.John View Post
    Actually concrete and wood is a no no. The concrete traps water and quickens the chance for rot. Tamped gravel on the other hand allows the water to drain away from the wood posts.
    Good to know. The fence was built in LA so it rarely ever gets wet and the ground was pretty much gravel to begin with, so I think I lucked out.


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