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First Fence

July 11th, 2014 at 06:53 pm

Well I went and bought the first batch of fencing materials. Spending about $428 so far.

I needed 25 corner posts, but all they had were in horrible condition, so I only took 15 and I will have to pick up the rest once they get more in.

The good news is that the price of the actual wire fencing has dropped. So that will save me about $300! The bad news is I forgot about some of the little things I need to buy. So that will probably eat up most of my newly found savings. lol.

The professional fencer is coming out tomorrow to take a look, and give me a real estimate and timeline. I am almost giddy when I look outside and see my pile of fencing materials just waiting to be put in. The grass is already getting tall again! Crazy!

No joke when we left for vacation there was nothing in the neighbors field. When we got back a week later there was corn 4ft high. Now the corn is already way over my head. Probably close to 7ft! It is going to be a good year for crops.

4 Responses to “First Fence”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    It should be a VERY good year for crops, unless we get too much rain, which is starting to become a problem where we live. Drove past some fields a few hours from us that were damaged by hail. Not a good year for those farmers.

  2. Xtreme Thunder Says:

    Ah, fences. We are currently installing one in our rear yard, about 150 linear feet total, one 36" walk gate and a 8' double drive gate. Last year we received quotes and labor was easily one third to one half the total cost of the job and nobody would really provide the materials I specified, and if they did, a huge mark-up. So when Chase was running their 5% cash back last quarter on Lowe's purchases, combined with a 10% off movers coupon we never received 4 years ago (I signed up for it again and actually received it this time) we placed our large order for fencing materials. For the posts I went directly to the manufacturer, as I went steel SS40 posts 10.5' in length (twice the cost of a (4x4x10 wood post though), those babies will last longer than we will ever be in the house, the next owner(s) will love us as they will only have to replace the wood rails and pickets. Our friends say, "typical engineer, over designing!" Haha! Anyway, we are doing all the install ourselves, any time I can put $2,000 in my pocket the better, and that is still after the power tools I purchased!! We have 28 posts total, but only 24 holes as I doubled up the gate posts. I have all 4 double holes dug, the 3 corner holes, and 6 line holes dug 42" deep. All the materials in the basement are my motivator! It is taking longer than a contractor, but hey, I'll keep $2,000 and lose some sweat! Bottom line, fences are expensive no matter which way you look at it!

    Good Luck!

  3. klarose Says:

    I am putting in about 1,300 linear feet! So a lot! We were going to do the work ourselves, but I have decided to just pay the $1,300 and be done with it. It will hold up a lot longer if professionals do it anyway. So it is worth it.

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