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House One editor Jenn Largesse’s backyard renovation project continues to progress. With the new shipping container pool installed, code requires the entire yard to be fenced in. Opting for low-maintenance, she decides on a 6-foot vinyl fence product that more than meets code requirements.
Cost: Varies based on size of yard
Time: Several days
Where to find it?
Jenn and Jon from Southway Fence (https://www.southwayfence.com/) install a Chesterfield Smooth White Vinyl Fence. The fence is manufactured by Bufftech, a CertainTeed Brand (https://www.certainteed.com/). Jenn demonstrates how to dig a post hole with a post hole digger. John sets the vinyl post in quick-set concrete and uses a level and string line to finalize its position. Jenn and John insert the steel-reinforced bottom rails between the posts, and then tap the vertical panel pieces into the groove with a rubber mallet—making trims to their height and width with a miter saw and table saw as needed—before capping them with the top rail. They use a drill driver to install a set screw and then secure the caps with PVC adhesive. Lastly they hang the gate hardware and gate using a drill/driver.
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