What type of fence posts are suitable for a wet location?

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I am fencing in my back yard ('dog-ear' wooden picket fence) and am planning to make a large gate, say 10 ft wide, so that vehicles will be able to access the back yard if need be.

Specifically the fencing I will be buying is this. The gate itself will just be the same fence material, just raised off the ground and affixed with the proper "gate hardware" (hinges, handles, locks, etc.).

I am looking for the correct "gate hardware" that will be needed to make the gate functional as well as to be heavy-duty enough to support the weight of a 10 ft wide gate.

Features required:

Hardware must support the weight of a 10 ft wide gate Hardware must allow the gate to swing one-way (to the outside) Hardware must provide a lockable handle mechanism so we can shut the gate and lock it (even if the lock mechanism is a separate unit altogether, such as a padlock) Inside outside openability (meaning I can open the gate from inside or outside the fence) Hardware must be...
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Even in the city or suburbs, animals can make their way into your garden to snack on the crops, and you may need to put up a fence around the garden to help keep your garden safe. But the fence needs to be sturdy enough to withstand climbing and T-posts provide a framework to help stabilize the garden fence. Spacing the T-posts correctly helps ensure your fence is sturdy and secure.

Minimum Spacing

No matter which type of fencing you use, space T-posts no more than 6 feet apart. This distance works well for poultry wire, welded wire, rabbit guard and hex-mesh fences. If the posts are more than 6 feet apart, the fence may be too weak. A weak fence can be more easily damaged by severe weather or animals.

Post Type and Location

T-posts are rather simple: metal posts with tabs and an arrow-shaped spade attachment that helps hold the post in the soil. T-posts are either heavy duty or light duty. Heavy-duty T-posts have a higher spade -- typically 18 inches...

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Mark out all of your fence lines, corners, lanes, and gates.

Using surveyor tape, lath, a long tape measure, chalk or bright paint, measure out where your fence-lines will go, where your corner braces will be, any lanes you will have, and where your gates will go. Mark out where you will need to sink posts in to first start forming corner braces. The chalk and paint are ideal for smaller areas (like laying out a handling facility), and pointing where corner posts will need to go. Lath with surveyor tape tied work the best as reference points to where corners will be, and where corner posts will need to be pounded in to. Use all as best as possible so that when you come back with your supplies, you won't be confused as to where to begin or where your fence-line should actually be.

Note what color of surveyor tape or painted lath the gas company and/or surveyors used to mark out the buried utility lines, and avoid using that color to avoid confusion and a potential...
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In our modern urban society, having a fence around our property is strictly a matter of privacy. However, when you are homesteading, a fence is so much more than that.

Important Considerations

1. Make sure you anchor the posts properly:

The posts of a fence are the anchor points. In other words, the fence is only as strong as the posts. You need to be sure you choose the right fence posts, that they are sturdy, and that you install them correctly. But not all posts are equal. There are line posts that merely hold up the fencing, but there are other posts that truly anchor the fence, such as the posts in the corners, around gates, in curves, and in rises and dips in the ground. These must be anchored with care, usually in concrete, to ensure they are well-braced. You might also want to consider recycled plastic fence posts, as they are going to stand the test of time better than wood, even cedar and black locust.

2. Place your gates...

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An electric fence is only as strong as its weakest link so attention to detail is more important than how the fence is installed.

When you have chosen the equipment required for the application planned, installing electric fencing is not difficult and there are a few simple but critical areas to keep in mind. Electric fences are not designed to be robust impenetrable barriers but instead rely upon animals changing their behaviour as a result of receiving a shock.

Rule 1. Make sure that the conductor (current-carrying rope, tape or wire) touches ONLY plastic - nothing else. Not wood, metal, vegetation or concrete - Isolate it totally.
Rule 2. Make sure you have an efficient earth to return the current back to the energizer when the animal touches the conductor.
Rule 3. Train the target animal to respect the fence

And that is it. Follow those three simple rules and your fence will deliver the "sting" you are looking for.

Common Mistakes that...

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TIMBER FENCES

FENCE TYPE

CONSTRUCTION

SECURITY IMPLICATIONS

Fencing panels*

Available in a wide variety of designs from DIY centres commonally to a height of 1.8m. When a gravel board is added beneath a 1.8m panel it’ll hit the 2m maximum allowed under planning regulations. Most are are supplied with slotted timber or concrete fence posts, allowing the panels to removed for maintainance.

Higher quality systems of various designs and heights used for both domestic and commercial premises are available from specialist fencing manufacturers. Look out for manufacturers offering a 25 year guarantee

If your panels are installed into slotted concrete posts join each panel together with metal straps on the inner face to prevent the panel from being lifted up the concrete post slots. Ensure that each timber panel is securely fixed into its corresponding timber posts.

Select timber panels where the pales/slats have been...

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Prepare for your HooverFence.com fence delivery. Chain link fence orders can arrive on small and large trucks, covered trailers and flatbed fence trucks. Forklifts are usually not required, however be prepared to hand unload fence tubing, rolls of chain link, bags and boxes of chain link fittings. Chain link fence posts holes can be dug by hand with post hole diggers and spud bars, small gas powered augers, or skid steers with hydraulic augers. Size your auger bit accordingly to the height and grade of fence materials to be installed. Once fence posts holes have been dug and cleaned out, check that each and every hole is in the correct spot. If you cannot tell visibly, place post in hole and plumb post. Post needs to sit plumb and be placed 1/8"-1/4" off the string line.

Fence Tip: Be sure to dig fence post holes to the proper depth and diameter for your region. Northern regions have frost depths deeper than the southern part of the country. 30-36" deep concrete footers suffice for...

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Hello Rob,

We are sorry to hear about this experience and will be glad to help. This charger is covered by a 2-year warranty which includes damage from lightning. (A 3rd year is added when registered online within 30 days of purchase.) Units can be returned to a retailer during the first 30 days. After that, both in- and out-of-warranty repairs can be provided at our facility or any of our Certified Repair Centers.

Please contact the fencing experts on our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-ZAREBA (1-855-592-7322) so we can better understand the situation with these chargers and provide assistance. This charger does not have a reset button. We look forward to helping to get your fence back up and...

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Here is some useful info about the laws regarding chicken-keeping in your own back yard.

If you see your city, and notice that the chicken laws are outdated, please help us to update them (by clicking "Comments"). Thank you.

Arlington, TX. You must have a lot that is larger than a half an acre to lawfully keep hens (no roosters) here. Even so, you may only keep four hens. If you have a lot over 1/2 acre, then you must still keep the chickens 50 ft. away from neighboring houses, and you must keep them penned.


Austin, TX. Up to 10 fowl per household, but keep in enclosure that's 50 ft. away from neighbors. Other soucres say there is currently no limit on the number of chickens you can keep here. The city is considering banning roosters.
Baytown, TX. Chickens allowed, but they have to be 100 ft. from neighbors, and many lots aren’t big enough to meet that requirement.


Dallas TX. The ordinances for this city do not appear to address keeping...

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A summary of bluebirds and bluebirding through history, including appearances in art, politics and literature; and negative and positive impacts of human activity and conservation pioneers on bluebird populations.

Important Note: This is a work in progress. I am still adding, checking and verifying some sources, and working on removing plagiarism and typos:-) It does focus on Eastern Bluebirds. If you have any corrections/additions, please do contact me. Before reading this article, you might want to try taking the Bluebird History Quiz. Also see Bluebird Stamps and House Sparrow History.

In 1903, WL Dawson wrote in Birds of Ohio "How the waiting countryside thrills with joy when Bluebird brings us the first word of returning spring ... reflecting heaven from his back and the ground from his breast, he floats between sky and earth like the winged voice of hope."

Because of their beauty and cheerful song,...

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