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Watch How to Build a Fence Part 3 – The Home Depot

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Learn how to build a fence using pre-built panels. In part 3 of this video series you will learn the differences in the methods of constructing a panel fence verses a stick-built fence. It also covers how to build a fence on sloped ground and other popular fencing materials such as vinyl and composite. Visit our Know-How Center at http://tinyurl.com/hdknowhow for more information.

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  1. You can see a lot of fences behind the guy, but my Home Depot didn't have any – even their doesn't have much of a selection.. 🙁

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  2. @pikap7 you will want to use a 2 1/2" steel sch 20 or sch 40 post if you go steel. any fence company can supply you with the posts and adapters needed to connect the 2×4 framing. they simply tighten to the post with a u bolt and you screw the 2×4 to it using the pre drilled holes. you can fabricate them yourself using thin angle iron and a u bolt. basically all the adapter is.

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  3. In a nail gun, what length do I want to use if my plank is 5/8" and my cross members are 1.5"? I was planning on using 1.5" nails so I wouldn't go through due to countersinking, but I can't find a nail gun that will do that short of a nail.

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  4. mark your post at the measurement left over and set the mark at string level ( i.e) post height 5'9" – 12" string height = mark the post at 4'9" from top. mark should line up with string after set. obviously you are not a fence builder and are not qualified to tell me how to do my job, we do not brace the posts and yes the concrete will hold it in place. 11 years building fence countless posts set and never a problem with posts shifting….

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  5. @timmymo22 as i said…." running a mason line to top off the post is a bad idea because no matter how tight you run it the string will have some sag" the biggest reason for the string line is to keep the posts straight along the fence line. the only way to accurately use the string for elevation purposes is to measure the height of the post and put a mark right at grade and set the mark to grade or measure the height of the string from grade and subtract that number from your post height…

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  6. @jg8479 So, let me get this straight… the gravitational pull differs at 12" from that at 6'??? Is this some kind of joke? It doesn't matter where you run your mason's line, there will be minimal sag in the line that is virtually immeasurable. You should brace your posts even if you mix your concrete thick, there's always a chance that your post will lean during the curing process. The only thing that I would agree with is that the prebuilt fence sections are not strong.

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  7. These videos are such a joke I love it. Step 1: buy lots of material from us. Step 2: install fence. They never get into the details of how to really do it.

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  8. real fence builders dont need to brace the post while they set.mix your concrete a little thick. pre built panels are weak and poorly built. its best to stick build. running a mason line to top off the post is a bad idea because no matter how tight you run it the string will have some sag.run a string at ground level 12" off the ground.

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  9. This will actually take you longer! You have to wait for the concrete/column to set each time before you can even put up a panel. Even with Quikrette you will have to wait 20 to 40 minutes each time before you can move on and placce the next post.

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  10. @sickayda,

    Yea! Let's fire everyone that doesn't believe in the christian God or goes against the bible! Heathens shouldn't be allowed to have wholesome Christian jobs like working at *Home Depot.*

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