Hi Mike,

First welcome to the list.

Thanks to you and others who have pointed me to 
checking for under ground utility concerns. I 
called and have it scheduled to be marked.
At 05:29 PM 9/1/2010, you wrote:
>I am somewhat of a newbie to this list, but hello to all.
>Yes, it would be advisable to check out the risk 
>of punturing an electrical or water cable/pipe.
>If the metal posts are not too big, a crowbar is 
>a good item to make it easier to get the posts 
>into the ground. Crowbar is the term used in the 
>UK, it is a long metal bar, about 4 foot long 
>with a pointed end at one end and a flat end at the other.
>After making a hole with the bar, pour some 
>water into the hole. It makes it a lot easier to 
>hammer in a post; this is also true of wooden posts.
>Some dogs are bad at digging and I have seen 
>some of them dig beneath the fence; so depending 
>on the type of ground, whether it is concrete 
>paved, tar or asphalt, or soil will deternine if 
>you may need to sink the wire into the ground several inches.
>Hope this helps to start with.
>Take care,
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Kevin Doucet
>To: <mailto:blindhandyman%40yahoogroups.com>blindhandyman@yahoogroups.com
>Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 9:25 PM
>Subject: [BlindHandyMan] advice putting up a fence
>Hi group,
>I am looking in to getting a dog. This dog will be for in doors but I
>want a fenced area for the pet to run and for us to play out in the
>air. I have an area walled up on two sides, one side the house brick
>wall and the other side a wood wall of a room addition. I am thinking
>about having the gate on the wooden wall running along the same plane
>as the wall, then running the fence at a ninety degree angle to the
>gate, perpendicular to the brick wall and joining an end fence
>running perpendicular to the wood wall of the room addition and
>boxing off the end joining the brick wall to the other ninety degree fence.
>This will give about a 25 by 50 foot area. As this will not be a
>big dog, not more than about 30 LBS. this should be enough area,
>don't you agree?
>I looked at some mettle fencing, I think it was called welded wire,
>which looks like it would do the job nicely. Also looked at some
>mettle fence posts and some wire clamps to attach the fence to the
>posts. I also have an idea of what to get for the gate and it's fasteners.
>Now, my concerns are what is involved in putting up the fence? Do I
>need to have the ground checked by some one to see about water or
>electrical lines I may puncture with the posts? What tools will I
>need and what methods do I need to familiarize my self with before
>starting this project?
>Thanks for any help you can give.
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