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Old 04-13-2008, 11:15 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I will need to put in place a fence to separate my property line from the neighbors line and I have quite a long stretch of land to fence.

What would be the best type of fencing to use for such and how should it be properly installed? I know I will need to make sure that the fence is on my side and not encroaching on the neighbors side. Chainlink fences are totally ugly and definitely won't look right on 2 acres....so a better looking fence that's more rural like would be nice.
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Old 04-13-2008, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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I will need to put in place a fence to separate my property line from the neighbors line and I have quite a long stretch of land to fence.

What would be the best type of fencing to use for such and how should it be properly installed? I know I will need to make sure that the fence is on my side and not encroaching on the neighbors side. Chainlink fences are totally ugly and definitely won't look right on 2 acres....so a better looking fence that's more rural like would be nice.
Cattle fencing sold at...Tractor Supply Corporation might be what you're looking for.
Tractor Supply Company - Home

Of course, I'm thinking of that big tubular stuff...like the gates is made out of.

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Old 04-14-2008, 06:36 AM
 
Location: The Raider Nation._ Our band kicks brass
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If you are just looking for a visual reminder, I would suggest split rail. Posts are 10 feet apart, and only have 2 rail sections in between. I believe they can also be bought in vinyl.
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Old 04-14-2008, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Split rail fence can be nice in rural areas but it is high maintenance to keep it nice. It will warp and/rot if not painted and maintained. Vinyl is a really nice option but very costly.

The easiest and cheapest border fence is T-posts and smooth wire. Use 6x6 pressure treated posts or poles as anchors every 100 to 150 feet and put T-posts every 10 feet or so. We use green T-posts which don't stand out like the silver and paint the tops green which are usually red. We used barbed wire to keep people out and we also did 6 strands. For strictly a border fence use 6ft T-posts and 2 strands of wire. It is very easy and not too obtrusive.

Lisa
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:55 AM
 
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---two acres---?????????

If someone owned just 2 acres next to me and was concerned about the property line----------I would think he was nuts if he put up a fence with 6 strands of barbed wire.

Also, if you only want it to show where the property line is, it should be on the property line.

The cheapest would be to talk with your neighbor and just put a post at each end and one in the middle (no fence)

That way it is easy to keep weeds down from growing on the property line and easy to determine the line location.
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:04 AM
 
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First - get a good accurate survey. This will cost you. Make sure your fence is just inside the mutual lot line on your side (3-6" or so?). So that way it is 100% yours and you can do what you wish with the fence. A shared fence is a PITB.
A fence is a good idea since some neighbors have a very hard time accepting what is theirs and what is yours... they need a visual/physical boundary there.
Since you are rural, you can put up a barb wire if you want.
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:13 AM
 
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--since you are rural--------

In some rural areas, both landowners are required to build half the fence if one party wants it.

Each owner is responsible for the --right half-----while facing the line,

Many rural areas have specific laws governing the required fence that can be demanded by one of the property owners.
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Old 04-14-2008, 10:19 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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First - get a good accurate survey. This will cost you. Make sure your fence is just inside the mutual lot line on your side (3-6" or so?). So that way it is 100% yours and you can do what you wish with the fence. A shared fence is a PITB.
A fence is a good idea since some neighbors have a very hard time accepting what is theirs and what is yours... they need a visual/physical boundary there.
Since you are rural, you can put up a barb wire if you want.
I already have the survey which was done before the property closed...I think a good idea may be to install one just inside my side of the line so that way won't be any conflicts. I will talk to the neighbors just to be sure on the boundaries. Plus it would keep their kids and dogs from my side.

Barbed wire? Nope definitely out of the question since the neighbor have kids and dogs, would be a bad idea. Don't need folks getting hurt from a fence, and you know how much barbed wire hurts lol.
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Old 04-14-2008, 06:23 PM
 
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I am only on 1.2 acres and we placed a fence 18 inches in on our property (to allow for someone to go to the other side of the fence for cleaning and/or repair without encroaching on our neighbors property). Here is a picture of our fence. It is PVC and needs cleaning once a year but otherwise is maintenance free. I agree with the others on the survey. We paid for a survey with lots of property markers. Better to be safe than sorry.

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Old 04-14-2008, 06:55 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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Good fences make good neighbors.
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