Women: Can't live with 'em...

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    Women: Can't live with 'em...

    We've lived in our current home since '06. The faucet that was intended for the backyard has always been unusable because a chain link fence was placed in front of it. (I'm convinced the installers were playing a joke on me when they did it that way but that's another story).

    So this week I finally decided I'm going to take out that section of chain link fence, replace it with wood and move it back about a foot, making the faucet accessible in the backyard. Since that small section of fence is between our garage and the neighbor's privacy fence AND clear at the back of the house (barely viewable from the street, if at all) I intentionally faced the "nice" side of the fence toward the backyard.

    My wife comes home and says,"Hey, moron, did you know you built the fence backwards?"

    I think I had a valid reason for doing it the way I did it. So who is right, man or woman?



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    Re: Women: Can't live with 'em...

    most people face the good side of the fence where they can see it the most. you are trying to improve the look of your place not always to impress other people. so id say you are right



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    Re: Women: Can't live with 'em...

    Most city codes will require the "finished" side to face out.



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    Re: Women: Can't live with 'em...

    You are right but are still wrong. Marriage...isn't it grand!




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    Re: Women: Can't live with 'em...

    between you and i... Your right... but if your wife ever asks... She is right....

    if your neighbors cant see and and wont complain then your good.. if they wanted to make a big deal then they could and you would have to change it...

    no worries!!!



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    Re: Women: Can't live with 'em...

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeyeh8r View Post
    most people face the good side of the fence where they can see it the most. you are trying to improve the look of your place not always to impress other people. so id say you are right
    That's what I said. Seriously dawg, you can't even SEE it from the front of the house.



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    Re: Women: Can't live with 'em...

    Quote Originally Posted by IceCyIce View Post
    Most city codes will require the "finished" side to face out.
    I don't THINK Marion has this requirement because in my old house we had a wood fence installed and they asked if I wanted the finished side in or out. It was the biggest name fence builder in this area so I don't think they would have offered that option were it not code.

    That was 1999 though, so it could have changed since then.



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    Re: Women: Can't live with 'em...

    Quote Originally Posted by IceCyIce View Post
    Most city codes will require the "finished" side to face out.
    If the fence is along a property line between you and your neighbor, the finished side is to face your neighbor. If it is not a property line fence then there are usually no restrictions. At least that is our city code and ours is pretty typical.



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    Re: Women: Can't live with 'em...

    Install a wood fence that looks the same from both sides


    Hit it hard, every yard

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    Re: Women: Can't live with 'em...

    I'd have slapped her for calling me a moron.



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    Re: Women: Can't live with 'em...

    As a general rule, the finished side faces out (i.e...towards neighbors or the street). That is why it is called "neighbor friendly". Doing otherwise makes you appear to be either rude or ignorant. Neither a great characteristic to advertise to your entire neighborhood.

    That said, you sould like you have a legit reason for not needing to adhere to the general rule.


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    Re: Women: Can't live with 'em...

    I say you are correct, but I'm recently divorced so I may not be the best opinion to take.



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    Re: Women: Can't live with 'em...

    The nice side faces out



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    Re: Women: Can't live with 'em...

    Quote Originally Posted by cdekovic View Post
    Install a wood fence that looks the same from both sides
    This is what I'm going to end up doing to appease the Mrs. I'll be boarding up both sides even though you CANNOT see it from the front of the house. I hope she sleeps better.



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