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Blog entry by Brian H posted 04-02-2008 10:15 PM 1988 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks to this:

We had to install this:

Like the deck I posted before, this is all cheap treated wood. My backyard isn’t huge but it’s big enough that the more exotic fencing was out of our price range. The important thing was to keep the dogs in our backyard which it thankfully does. This summer we may put on a stain/pretector on it to make it look nicer. We hope to put our house up for sale within a year or two so that’ll probably help.

-- Brian



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posted 04-02-2008 10:20 PM

haha that’s funny .. great pictures

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posted 04-02-2008 10:28 PM

looks like its getting the job done !

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posted 04-02-2008 11:20 PM

They sure look a lot happier, no more cage.

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JasonH

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posted 04-03-2008 01:27 AM

Great job on the fence…those are fun projects, as long as you don’t have to dig the post holes by hand.

Is the angle of the photograph funny? The wood fence almost looks the same height as the chain-link…

-- Proud to be an addicted LJ, GT and HR!

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Brian H

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posted 04-03-2008 01:48 AM

Yes they love being able to run around now. They are primarily inside dogs anyway but now they have the freedom to run even if they would prefer to sleep all day. They are very spoiled. I’ll post some pictures of the big dog house I built for them. It’s insulated and everything. But even with the house, they would rather sleep under the back deck in the mud when it’s raining. I don’t understand it.

I rented an auger to help dig the holes. Unfortunately it was about a foot short so we still had a lot of digging to do. That was the hard part. The rest was just repetition. We couldn’t buy the preassembled sections due to the steep hill in our backyard. It felt like we were installing those planks forever.

I hadn’t realized that but yes the angle is off. There is a big hill in my back yard and I’m standing on the bottom of it looking up. The roof of my house is probably level with my neighbor’s basement. The fence is about 6’ while the chain link was 5’ I think.

-- Brian

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PanamaJack

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posted 04-03-2008 04:52 AM

If you fed those dogs maybe they would stay in the old pen? Nice Fence job.

-- If you believe in forever, then life is just a one-night stand. ~ Righteous Brothers, "Rock & Roll Heaven"

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Brian H

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posted 04-03-2008 05:02 AM

:) That’s a 100lb Golden Retriver. He gets plenty to eat.

-- Brian

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PanamaJack

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posted 04-03-2008 05:58 AM

Nice looking, and well fed dogs, I might add.

I have a Greyhound and a German Shepherd. Both over 85 pounds each. It’s bad when you are on a first name basis with the people at the local Petco and Animal Shelters!!!

-- If you believe in forever, then life is just a one-night stand. ~ Righteous Brothers, "Rock & Roll Heaven"

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tenontim

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posted 04-04-2008 12:13 AM

That’s the project I’m going to have to do soon. I have my Granddog living with me, since my son went off to the big city to make his fame and fortune. Border Collie. Jumps over a 4’ fence with out touching the top.

-- Tim

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Jcees

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posted 04-07-2008 04:42 AM

Yes, by all means put a finish on that fence. I read a study a while back that struck me dumb [its happening more frequently] that a single coat of paint can add thirty years to the service life of a piece of lumber kept outside. So yes, if you want to keep your fence, put something on it. And pay attention to end grain, you’ll be glad you did.

always,
J.C.

-- "Imagination is more important than knowledge" -- Albert Einstein

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