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    Fence question

    I'm about ready to pull the trigger on a new fence for my back yard. A couple of questions.

    My neighbor has an ugly 3 foot PVC fence, should I have them install my 6 foot privacy fence right next to his fence or should I leave a walking path between the two so that I can weed wack? I'd rather not have a path for the kids to run through since this is one of the main reasons I'm putting up a fence.

    Any other suggestions? Stains?

    Would this type be a good choice?




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    Re: Fence question

    I'd suggest you also talk to the neighbor to let him know first.
    I also doubt you'd like the strip between the two.


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    Re: Fence question

    Are there issues with easements? You may have to keep it 2-5' off you property line so companies can easily get to phone, cable, electrical boxes. Check into that.

    Also don't forget to have a locate done. Nothing worse than digging a hole and finding out you cut your neighbors cable line. Don't ask.......



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    Re: Fence question

    You need to talk to your neighbor, but if he wants to keep his fence you would just put your fence right next to it (no gap if possible).

    I'm partial to cedar boards (that will weather out nicely and require not stain) and treated stringers and posts (NOT in concrete). No maintenance and long-lasting.



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    Re: Fence question

    If you're going to put it up right next to your neighbors fence you may have to talk to him/her. They might have to take sections of their fence down in order to nail the bottom half or third of your fence.



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    Re: Fence question

    I'm thinking about going with DM steel fence. Anyone use them?

    Are the cedar boards a lot more expensive?



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    Re: Fence question

    I used to work for them in college. Good company!



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    Re: Fence question

    I also live on a corner lot so there is a lot of crap I need to deal with to meet regulations.



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    Re: Fence question

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Are the cedar boards a lot more expensive?
    Cedar is expensive--by far the most expensive part of our fence. That being said, you can get dog-eared "fence grade" boards (or even panels in some cases) that run much less than getting regular cedar boards.



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    Re: Fence question

    From the picture I have above can you tell what kind of wood is being used?



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    Re: Fence question

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    From the picture I have above can you tell what kind of wood is being used?
    Cedar.



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    Re: Fence question

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I also live on a corner lot so there is a lot of crap I need to deal with to meet regulations.
    You might want to check to see if there is a height restriction on a corner lot before you fall in love with a nice 6' tall cedar fence like in the picture. Most cities won't allow more than a 4' fence on corner lot to allow proper sight distance in the intersection. Just FYI



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    Re: Fence question

    Good fences make for good neighbors, or something like that.


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    Re: Fence question

    Put the fence to the far edge of your property as possible. It's not fair for you to lose land and give him a strip just because he has an ugly fence.


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