Thanks! You could tink of hanging the gate from the wall, and you could use the 
fence, either wooden posts or metal to act as a closer.

It is worth thinking of the possibility of needing a strainer post at either 
end; if the run is quite long, as pulling the chain link up to tension could 
pull over the corner posts.

Take care and hope all goes well.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Kevin Doucet 
  Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 10:11 PM
  Subject: Re: [BlindHandyMan] advice putting up a fence

  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: <>
  >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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