You know?  I've put these fences up quite a few times.  I  see I'm completely 
ignorant when it comes to names of parts.

>From the link to Lowes, it looks like there are different posts available 
>depending on the "topography" of the property.  Had to sneak in that 50 cent 
>word so I didn't feel stupid as well.

They talk about a change in elevation of 15 inches over 100 feet.  Not all that 
much of a drop over the entire run.  That is less slope than a sewer line 
requires at a quarter inch per foot.  

I'm going to have to play dumb here.  I've always just put in a longer post in 
order to keep the height above ground the same.  They want the bottom of the 
fencing, "fabric" 2 inches off the ground.  If I get to Lowes before you get an 
answer I'll ask some questions.  But from what I read, I'll be giving different 
info which may confuse things even further.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Kevin Doucet 
Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 10:41 PM
Subject: Re: [BlindHandyMan] advice putting up a fence

Hi Bob,

I either did not give enough information 
describing what I am confused about or I am so 
confused that I don't understand your answer.

Let me paste the information that confused me 
along with a link to the page with the 
information on installing the fence and see if 
this helps me and you to figure this out.

Adding Fittings to Terminal Posts
After concrete footings have been allowed to 
sufficiently harden, slip the rail end
bands and tension bands onto the terminal posts. 
(Refer to parts list for the description
and quantity of fittings that are required for 
various post types and heights.) The
long flat surface of the tension band should face 
toward the outside of the fence
NOTE: Take care not to spread or distort the fittings.
Apply all terminal post caps.
Terraced Ground Corner post assembly is used at 
point A to allow fabric to follow
terraced contour of ground
Very Uneven Ground Corner post assembly is used 
at points A and B when ground rises
or drops more than 15" per 100 linear feet

To me it sounds like I might need to use one or 
another type of Corner post assembly, depending 
on the raise or fall of the ground.

This is what I am confused about.

This info is found on page;

At 04:04 AM 9/8/2010, you wrote:
>You still need the posts to be installed to the 
>same depth as the other posts. So if you have 
>fur feet showing on level ground, that's what 
>you want on the incline. The posts on the 
>incline have to remain plumb, or level up and 
>down. That can be a challenge if you refer to 
>the ground. Using a level, check on two sides of 
>the post, 90 degrees from each other to make 
>sure it is vertical in both directions. The 90 
>degrees will take the sway or lean out of the post .
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Kevin Doucet
>To: <>
>Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 12:49 AM
>Subject: [BlindHandyMan] advice putting up a fence
>Hi all,
>Ok, sorry to change horses mid stream, but, I decided to go with a
>chain link fence. Lots more expensive, but, I feel it will help the
>property value stay up. Got it all sussed out, except for one thing.
>Part of the fence will be going up an incline. I read something on
>the lowes url about needing to do something different for an end post
>which is on an incline or decline, but, I did not understand what it
>said. Can any one shed some light on this situation?
>Thanks for all the help.
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