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Old 01-14-2018, 09:06 PM   #1
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Default Fences: DIY or hire a professional?

My wife and I recently bought a house and we are looking to fence in our yard for our 2 dogs ASAP

It's not a huge lot, maybe 8000-9000 square feet.

Anyone here build their own fence or hire a professional?

I've been jumping back and forth between

1. It doesn't seem THAT difficult, I can do it myself and save $$$ (I have no experience)

AND

2. I'm just going to hire a company and have the fence done properly..


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Old 01-14-2018, 09:35 PM   #2
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:43 PM   #3
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Default Re: Fences: DIY or hire a professional?

i would just call my uncles and have a couple 24pk's in the fridge
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:59 PM   #4
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i would just call my uncles and have a couple 24pk's in the fridge


This right here. Always a hire a Mexican for fence work. The colder the beer, the faster they dig.
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Old 01-15-2018, 08:32 AM   #5
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Default Re: Fences: DIY or hire a professional?

I paid right around $7,000 to have my fence built. That's all materials and labor.

Two sided, my backyard is right around 1/3 of an acre. Guy was able to do it in two days by himself.

Looks a lot like this:

http://cdn.homeadvisor.com/files/eid...=1435181119000

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This right here. Always a hire a Mexican for fence work. The colder the beer, the faster they dig.

Ironically, the guy could barely speak any English, but the same guy remodeled my entire house before I moved in. Paint, crown molding, hard woods, new windows, new insulation, the fence, the roof. He did it all by himself over the course of a few weeks.

If you really feel like digging a bunch of holes and hauling all that shit in yourself (and cutting, and measuring the distance, and going to pick up the fence panels, and yada yada yada, then go for it.

But I would suggest hiring someone.
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Old 01-15-2018, 09:05 AM   #6
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I would strongly suggest hiring a professional.
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Old 01-15-2018, 09:15 AM   #7
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Hire a Mexican
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:36 AM   #8
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Rent a two man auger and get a friend to help. Once the holes are dug put the posts in 2 feet deep and pour dry concrete half a bag into each hole. Get them straight with a long string tied between them all and run a hose in the holes.

Thatís literally half the work. Itís an afternoon.

Next day rent a nail gun and hang 2 by 4s and the pickets.

You can finish in two days.
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Old 01-15-2018, 12:09 PM   #9
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Rent a two man auger and get a friend to help. Once the holes are dug put the posts in 2 feet deep and pour dry concrete half a bag into each hole. Get them straight with a long string tied between them all and run a hose in the holes.

That’s literally half the work. It’s an afternoon.

Next day rent a nail gun and hang 2 by 4s and the pickets.

You can finish in two days.

That's assuming all of the lumber is lined up right there in front of you.

There was a lot of wood used to fence in my backyard. Unless you have a truck to haul it, you're going to need it delivered anyway.
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Old 01-15-2018, 02:17 PM   #10
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Default Re: Fences: DIY or hire a professional?

The first time you do it adds a lot of time because you want to make sure you do it right. I've helped a friend do it.

If it's your first time, hire someone unless you have a very open schedule or you are experienced already.
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:05 PM   #11
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That's assuming all of the lumber is lined up right there in front of you.

There was a lot of wood used to fence in my backyard. Unless you have a truck to haul it, you're going to need it delivered anyway.


Pretty much everyone willing to tackle a project like this has a truck or knows someone who they can get a truck from. But in case you dont, Home Depot will rent you their flatbed truck for $19 for the first 75 minutes. After that, it's $5/15 minutes. I believe Lowes will deliver it to you for like $80 if you are in their area.
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:15 PM   #12
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Don’t build a fence. Build a wall.
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:19 PM   #13
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Some Lowes also have those piggyback offroad forklifts on the back of their flatbed trucks and can have everything unloaded where you want it in 15 minutes.
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:22 PM   #14
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Donít build a fence. Build a wall.

If Mexico's paying....8 feet, brick pattern in battleship grey along my backyard if you please
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Old 01-15-2018, 06:31 PM   #15
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how big are the dogs? you could fence them in with chicken wire for well under $80 and be fine. LOL at people suggesting renting augers and diggers and shit it also depends if your dogs are untrained assholes.
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