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Palisade Fence follow contour or fit horizontal

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by Diyisfun, 21 Oct 2012.

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    I am erecting a fence round a veg patch to keep the dog out. It will be 24ft long (4 sections of fence), there is a slight incline maybe about 15/18", I asked the fella where I bought the fence regarding the slope & he said let the fence follow the slope, if I do that do the posts go vertical or at the angle of the fence.
    I still may fit it horizontal & just raise the first 2 fence panels & cut the base of the last 2.
    Any advice tips welcome, thanks.
    Steve
     
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    These are assembled panels, I have just stood them up in the garden both following the contour & leaving a gap at the bottom. Both ways look ok, but I am thinking follow the contours should be the easier way.

    The fall is greater than I originly thought its about 2ft, so If I dont follow the contour I will have to get longer posts for 2 sections.
     
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    for panels you will have to have the posts vertical and go down the garden in steps.

    Concrete or bricks at the bottom to fill in the gaps probably best.
     
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    If you go with the ground, how will you ensure all sections fit?

    I would have thought easier to go straight and as above fill with brick/cement at the bottom. This will also keep the timber sections well off the ground.
     
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    Problem is its across a lawn, so I dont think it will look that nice if there are bricks at the bottom.
     
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    I followed the contour.
    Set the first post yesterday & then fixed the fence & dug the remaining post holes today.
    Checked it was square & looked to see that it was looking ok. Then poured concrete into holes.
    I've got a thumbs up.
     
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    I suppose a couple of photos are completely out of the question?
     
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    Im afraid they are Dog eat the phone (camera).
     
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    A bone might work out cheaper?
     
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    Hind sight...
    She ate the phone Sunday evening, Monday she went to went to the vet to be spade. she thinks that was her punishment.. :confused:
     
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