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buying privacy fence ( where to buy panels from, is it easy to install yourself)

evantheking 655 292 March 31, 2011 at 05:52 PM More Lowe's Deals
where is the best place to buy the panels ? lowes / home depot ?

any advice on this?

im planning to install the pannels myself with the help of a friend ? what other the pannels do i need? posts / cement ?

is there a coupon i can use at lowes like 50$ off 300$ or something like that ?


the pannels im looking at are these :

http://www.lowes.com/pd_50520-770...nce%2Bwood

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If you are doing it yourself, I would not install the pre-made panel method. Set your posts, put on your top and bottom sill, and put each slat on seperately (Use an air nailer). Messing with the prebuilt panels will give you nothing but money owed to the swear jar. It is easier and cheaper to install it from individual slats. Almost all professional fence installers use this method.

The hardest part will be setting the posts and getting them straight. Rent a power post hole digger to make this job a lot easier. You do not need to use wet concrets on any of the holes, you can just dump it in dry. But it wouldn't hurt to use wet concrete where the gates will go.
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If you are doing it yourself, I would not install the pre-made panel method. Set your posts, put on your top and bottom sill, and put each slat on seperately (Use an air nailer). Messing with the prebuilt panels will give you nothing but money owed to the swear jar. It is easier and cheaper to install it from individual slats. Almost all professional fence installers use this method.

The hardest part will be setting the posts and getting them straight. Rent a power post hole digger to make this job a lot easier. You do not need to use wet concrets on any of the holes, you can just dump it in dry. But it wouldn't hurt to use wet concrete where the gates will go.
Excellent advice here. I would NOT buy the pre-made panels. Too much trouble trying to measure and make the fence match the panels.

You can get a cheap air nailer and compressor for ~$150 or so at Harbor Freight.

Wrestling with a power hole digger can be a lot of work.
- If you have ~10 holes, just buy a $20 post hole digger.
- If you have ~100 holes, definitely rent the power digger.

This is a great excuse to buy more tools.
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thanks guys., great advice .

i was not sure to do the panels or one by one.

thanks
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