Backyard Wood Panel Privacy Fence

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Who gets the good side of the fence?

  • Flip a coin with the neighbor to see gets it.

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CyArob

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My neighbor just put up a fence this weekend without saying anything and it definitely doesn't meet city code. Hope he enjoys replacing half of it.

On the bright side at least he knew the good side faces out.
 

BoxsterCy

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My neighbor just put up a fence this weekend without saying anything and it definitely doesn't meet city code. Hope he enjoys replacing half of it.

On the bright side at least he knew the good side faces out.
So crazy western fort tall?
 

cycloner29

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My neighbor just put up a fence this weekend without saying anything and it definitely doesn't meet city code. Hope he enjoys replacing half of it.

On the bright side at least he knew the good side faces out.
I assume you and the neighbor don’t get along? You telling him about his mistake are calling the city on him?

I got both fences of mine up. 20 post holes 42” deep. Took 2 afternoons to dig the holes. Manually dug them due to tree roots. One day to get the panels up and one morning to get the double gate installed. No more open compost pile to see and the barking dogs are a lot quieter. Even had another neighbor put one up late yesterday afternoon due to the same neighbors dogs barking.
 
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CyArob

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I assume you and the neighbor don’t get along? You telling him about his mistake are calling the city on him?

I got both fences of mine up. 20 post holes 42” deep. Took 2 afternoons to dig the holes. Manually dug them due to tree roots. One day to get the panels up and one morning to get the double gate installed. No more open compost pile to see and the barking dogs are a lot quieter. Even had another neighbor put one up late yesterday afternoon due to the same neighbors dogs barking.
It's weird because it's a brand new neighbor and I tried to tell him his issues when he had just the corner posts in. He put the fence basically a foot away from the main gas line...
 

cycloner29

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Did you guys get a survey before you did them? Or did you leave space to make sure you were covered.
I had a guy come with a metal detector and found the pins in the front yard. I also had the a copy of property map in our possesion and also looked it up on Beacon. I used the measurements off the maps to determine the layout lines. I then strung both property lines and put my corner post where the two lines crossed. You never know when Pythagorean theorem might come in handy. I used that it and low and below everything was square. My biggest issue was the corner post as it was about 2' from a utility pole and I had be careful of the marked underground power lines and buried cable lines. Once I started digging I came upon a 6" tree root from the neighbors tree they had taken down about 5 years prior. Thankfully it had decayed enough to get through it without a lot of issue. I even moved one neighbors chain link fence post close a gap. He was thrilled that I did it as he had wanted to but never got around to it. So it was a win/win for both of us.

If you do three things when you are going to put up a fence these would be the three things:

1. Talk with your neighbors about it first. It makes things so much easier.
2. Always call before you dig. I got all my electrical, cable, and gas marked out in a couple of days!!
3. Get a post level. This took the guess work out of making sure the post were level in all directions.
 
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Gorm

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I have a related question: Should I put siding on the inside or outside of my garage?
I would not put siding up on the inside of the garage. I would insulate and then put up either drywall or pegboard.

My dad did just insulate / finish a third stall garage by lining it with these "slatboards" all along the walls:

https://www.menards.com/main/paint/...l/lamslatwallwhite/p-1444428251813-c-8168.htm

They really do well for holding all his heavy garden tools & other lawn equipment.
 

VeloClone

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