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Old 09-17-2010, 11:20 PM
 
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I accidently posted this thread in the general pet forum. I thought I was in the DOG forum when I posted it.

For many years, I've held off getting a fence becasue I wanted one that was attractive.

Now I don't care what it looks like. I just want a cheap fence! And I want it now!

I'm tired of the neighbor's dog coming into my yard. It always has fleas. I've gave them one of my extra flea medications once this summer. Now the dog has fleas again. I just want it to keep it's fleas in its own yard.

I'd also love to let my beagle basset run around the yard without a leash.

The lab is too old to try to get over or out of a fence.. He won't try to get out. Plus, he's afraid of the neighbor's dog because it's a puppy that jumps around too much and has knocked him down trying to play.

The beagle basset would try to dig his way out, but I don't plan on leaving him outside unattended.

It doesn't need to be a strong fence. I just need a deterant fence.

The back area of the property needs a 6' fence because there is a 3' retaining wall. The fence needs to be 6' so it's 3' high for dogs outside of the property line. That way other animals won't be able to still jump into our yard.

The other side of the property can be 3' or 4' high.

I was thinking about something like this: Deer Netting – Benners Gardens Deer Netting But it says that the posts are weak.

Does anyone have any ideas?
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:23 PM
 
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You might want to post your question in the house forum. Lots of handy and knowledgeable people there.

I like those vinyl fences, but I don't know what they cost.
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Stuck in NE GA right now
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My suggestion would be to go to a fence store and a farm equipment store and also look online.

I had a similar delima and got 4' chicken wire and put it up with just T-posts, I've had it up for 2 years now and is still going strong, I've had several large limbs fall on it and it was easy to repair. Chicken wire comes in all heights and sizes and now even colors, it's easy to install and lasts.

Good luck and let us know what you end up with.
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:25 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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i put up wire fencing around my yard..... its a little heavier than chicken wire.... in a rectangle shape..... my house mate and i put it up ourselves in one morning and it was not very expensive..... certainly nothing like a standard chainlink or wood or vinyl fence..... has done a fine job keeping my dogs in the yard..... anchored the bottom of each section to ground with tent stakes..... and as a poster above said, VERY easy to repair or replace sections if they become damaged or loose..... i too have had a tree fall on a section of mine.... had that section replaced in less than an hour.....
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:26 AM
 
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My DD put up a fence using chicken wire and the 't' post for their German Sheppards (6 of them) 5 years ago and it works great for them. My SIL and a friend put it up in a couple of hours.
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Old 09-19-2010, 03:38 PM
 
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Impossible to answer without knowing more. Out in rural areas one might be able to use snow fence, chickenwire and such. However, within the city limits there are likely code requirements for fencing. If you are rural I'd suggest something more sturdy like hog or woven wire fencing with 5' steel posts.

A fence is not going to keep your dog from getting fleas. You'll need to continue to treat your dogs and your yard since you know that the neighbor's dog has them.
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Old 09-19-2010, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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I had an acre and put up 'horse' looking fencing: 4X4 posts vertically, 2X4 boards horizontally, and the 'rectangular' shaped 'wire' fencing behind the wood stapled in and leading to underneath the earth (for the cute digger in the fam). We built the gates to the fence, but I think that you can buy them as well. It looked very, very nice and the wire was actually unnoticeable from the street, but kept them from going between the horizontal boards. Super inexpensive for an acre, can't imagine what it would be for a smaller yard. We also had bamboo that had already been planted in areas around the outside of the yard, the wire fencing weaved very well through that and it actually looked very serene/ranch-like. We loved it. Now onto another house with the ugly regular ole wire fencing made by a company
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Old 09-19-2010, 11:43 PM
 
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My suggestion would be to go to a fence store and a farm equipment store and also look online.

I had a similar delima and got 4' chicken wire and put it up with just T-posts, I've had it up for 2 years now and is still going strong, I've had several large limbs fall on it and it was easy to repair. Chicken wire comes in all heights and sizes and now even colors, it's easy to install and lasts.

Good luck and let us know what you end up with.
Yep, that was gona be my suggestion, one side of my yard has this fence, lasted for twenty years or better.
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Old 09-28-2010, 11:26 PM
 
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You might want to call a fence company! These guys install new vinyl fences for people, but they also have to remove the old wooden ones. And they dispose of them because some of the boards aren't perfect.

If you tell them you don't care about the style of fence matching, maybe they'd save some panels for you. I've gotten about 80' of 6' wooden fence this way...free!

Good Luck!
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