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Im going to be building a wooden privacy fence. The fence will be in the place of exsisting chain link fence that I will be tearing down. Im looking for any sugggestions or pointers people have. Products to use, pre assembled verse non assembled. Resources on the internet would also be helpful. This is my first time doing this and it seems daunting. Any pointers would help.

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First check with a building official and see requirements of Privacy fences in your area.My best suggestion is make sure the posts are below frost line and,concrete in or tamped really good so they dont lift or move,also a few diagonal braces depending on legnth.

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We added a fence a couple years back and decided to go with an alternating board style. We really like it as it not only looks good, but it allows air to pass through and does not shut out the other side so completely.

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Do you think a small ten pound terrior could fit through the boards of a alternating fence.

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Shouldn't be able too. My neighbors have a dog that size and we have a fence like that. Dog's never gotten through.

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I got a 15 lb. terrior shes a explorer and would get through a 8 inch opening maybe down to 6.

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I think mine only has 4" openings on it. That might be why they don't make it through.

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I would just say be wary of the thin green treated "Dog eared" style boards. The few homes in the neighborhood that used them have either replaced a lot of the boards and one took the fence down and replaced it with chain link. It seems after about 3 years those boards twist, curl and warp in all directions.

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If they are correctly fastened and grain aligned they wont cop.curl or warp.

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