Published at Thursday, February 28th, 2019 - 04:54:43 AM. Fence. By Syd Billet.
Fencing-Each type of fencing has its own installation methods. Wood fencing can be cut with a hand or circular saw for both height and length if necessary. Use good quality galvanized nails or screws to affix the wood panels to your posts. Nail at least 12 on center to assure good support for the panels. Wind can cause severe damage to a fence that is not nailed properly. Keep the panel tops level. Nothing looks worse than a fence with sloping or uneven tops. If the ground level changes, make a step in the top of the fence to accommodate the slope, but in all cases keep the top level. Many states have laws regarding who gets to see the good side of the fence. In my area, the rear neighbor sees the bad side; the side neighbors see the good side. The front usually has the good side to the street for appearance. Your locality may have its own local laws governing this and front yard fence heights. Check first before your install your fence. Chain link fencing has a different set of installation rules and different equipment is needed to do the work. Post setting is basically the same except the posts are steel. Ask your retailer for post spacing recommendations for the height fence you purchased. After setting the posts and pouring the concrete, you must unroll the fence alongside the posts. Slide in an end bar which is a flat piece of metal the height of your fencing. Carefully standing the end of the fence up against the first post, place end clamps around the post and the end bar and insert the supplied bolts anchoring the fence to the post. Now when you stretch the fence, you are really pulling on the post and the bar not on the fencing itself. Wire ties come in differing lengths and gauges. A special wire tool is available that will bend the loop around the chain link. Ask your dealer. Pliers can be used but are lot a harder. Invest in the tool. Once you have the chain link fastened to the first post, you must stretch the fencing to obtain a taut condition between the posts. Chain link does stretch and will sag if not pulled tightly. By using another end bar, insert it at the other end of your fence run, at a corner or at least several posts away from your start point. Wrapping the come-a-long around the post and hooking to the end (termination) bar. By cranking the come-a-long up tight, you will pull the fence taut from end to end. Available at hardware or tool stores, Come-A-Long will hook to the post on one end and the hook will connect to the end or termination bar for pulling. By cranking the handle, you reel in the cable pulling the fencing taut. Once you have the fencing pulled tight, you can start installing the wires ties on the intermittent post, tying the fence to the posts. Using a minimum of three ties per post, place one on at the bottom, middle and the top of the post. Once all the posts are tied, you can carefully release the come-a-long and move on to the next section of fence. Corners are a bit tricky to get the fencing tight but after a few posts are done, you will get the hang of it. Remember-Each time you end the fence, you must install an end or termination bar. A four foot fence requires at least three clamps per bar. If your fence is in excess of 4 feet, you may want to install a top rail to keep the fabric from bending or bowing between posts. You may of course use one on a 4 foot fence as well but it is generally not needed. If your fencing is for security or around a pool perhaps, you may also want to install a bottom rail to keep unwanted intruders from bowing the fence and slipping underneath. If your goal is to keep rodents from your garden, you can bury a foot or so of the fence fabric below ground as many rodents burrow only a few inches below grade. Plastic or PVC Fencing- These fences are generally high end (costly) products but due to their long lasting appearance and very low maintenance, are becoming very popular to day. Unless you enjoy staining your wood fence each year, this may be the way to go. Installation is basically the same as wood or chain link as far as post installation goes but extra care must be the rule when handling and screwing the sections together to avoid marring the PVC finish. A goof here in cutting or scratching the finish will be long lasting.
Update on Electric Dog Fences People often choose this type of containment system because its easier to install than traditional fencing and much more economical. When people are in need of containing their dog in a large area of land an electric dog fence can do the job for about $300. If you choose to contain a large area of land with traditional fencing this could be an investment of thousands of dollars instead of hundreds. When considering an electric dog fence as an option there has to be a commitment from the owner in training their dog to respect the boundaries that you will establish. There are many benefits to using an electric dog fence. A dog that is left unleashed will often wander into neighbors yard and get into all kinds of trouble causing damage and added stress to your family apart from being intimidating to people in your neighborhood.Dog fences help their owners keep their pets inside their properties. Electronic Pet fences have become a very popular solution in pet containment. They have proven to be very effective and reliable after proper training has been taken with your dog. Electrical fences have become more common within the market and they are undoubtedly the most portable and versatile of all dog fences. There are two types of electronic dog fences available for you to choose from. There is an underground fence and a wireless fence.The underground fence often referred to as an in ground fence consist of wire that you will bury inches under the ground or you may staple the wires on to boards on top of the ground. The electronic dog fence system uses a radio dog collar along with a transmitter that sends out a radio signal to the collar. The electronic collar in response delivers and electronic static form of correction. This static form of correction along with your training will educate your dog in the boundaries that you have established. All manufacturers and models of electric dog fences use electronic stimulation for correction as needed to train and contain your dog.these levels of static shock can be adjusted to accommodate the temperament and the needs of your best friend. The most reputable manufacturers in the industry of electronic Pet fences are PetSafe, Innotek and SportDog. Among these top manufacturers of electronic dog fences you will have to the highest in quality most reliable pet containment systems that are available in todays Market. An underground fence offers more advantages than using a wireless fence. The underground fence gives you the ability to customize the containment to the exact shape of your yard and also allowing you to contain a larger area. This electric dog fence offers a safe and reliable option without building a traditional fence. The underground fence will take longer to install than the wireless fence but the instructions are easy to follow. When installing any electric Pet fence there are flags you will uses markers to put around the barrier that you have established These markers enable both you and your dog to see the edges of the boundary and this will help both of you in the training process. Youll want to put the flags close enough together to establish a barrier for your dog. As your dog approaches the boundary he will receive an electronic static form of correction to deter him from crossing the boundary. Electronic pet fences are both safe and humane but the owners need to take responsibility in proper training their dog to avoid unnecessary correction and to learn to respect the boundaries. If a dog owner does not spend the time in properly training his dog he is setting himself and his dog up for unnecessary frustration.Electric Pet fences are proven and effective way to contain your pet. Regardless of which model of electronic Pet fence that you decide to purchase just follow the structures as provided and you should have very little difficulty. Wireless Fences can be a great option to give your dog freedom to roam and play while keeping them secure in your yard. Wireless Pet fences are often referred to as instant fences or wireless fences offer portable options that you simply cannot get with other types of dog fencing systems. You can unplug your wireless dog fence from your yard and take it when the one vacation or trip to the Summer home. A Wireless fence is easy to install after you plug-in the transmitter set the boundary flags up around the area of containment and youre done. It is advised when using a wireless fence that you have an open area to contain. This type of electronic Pet fence does not work well through walls and trees and will affect their efficiency and reliability. Wireless Pet fences are designed with two components, a transmitter and an electronic collar. The wireless fence the transmitter delivers a signal that is received by the electronic dog collar. Wireless Pet fences operate in a similar way as an underground Pet fence, we could maybe main difference being the boundary area of containment is restricted to an oval shape and is not adjustable. If you wish to expand the boundary of the wireless transmitter you can add additional transmitters to cover larger area for containment. The Wireless fence transmitter delivers a signal to the electronic collar. The area of containment and boundary specifications will vary depending on the manufacture of the wireless Pet fence. When using a wireless fence system the collar will be activated when your dog goes outside the boundary area where they will receive either a beep or a static shock form of correction depending on the settings you are using. When choosing a Wireless Pet fence the two top manufacturers are PetSafe and Perimeter. PetSafe offers the number one selling wireless fence in the market,The PetSafe PIF-300. The PetSafe pif-300 is often referred to as an instant fence. This type of wireless electronic dog fence comes with a single transmitter but can be used with multiple transmitters depending on the size of area you want to contain.
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