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  1. tommy7840

    gates

    Some good ideas here.I have a laser level which for some reason we havent used for gate hanging.How do you use it for marking the posts?
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    gates

    How does everyone hang double gates.We have done a lot over the years we happened to be doing some wooden drive gates and somehow it took a long time.It was a tidy job when we were done but sorry no pictures as we had to finish in the dark (shortage of materials by the customer) Thanks for any replys guys.
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    Rates for fencing

    Good morning fencers, We have been doing some varied jobs lately on the fencing front which is good and makes a refreshing change.It does make pricing for the different specs more interesting though!! Yesterday we had to take down a three strand barb fence and roll up the wire and collect up all the old stakes then put up a new three strand high tensile barb fence.Im thinking with materials this job wants to be near the £5 a metre with me supplying the wire and all posts and stakes dipped in creosote.Any thoughts on metre rates or hourly rates guys.Thanks.
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    what snips

    Hello guys not posted lately so i thought i better put some input in.I have some beta small bolt cutters they are really good and can cut strong wire.They arent cheap but i have had them a few years now.I think beta tools are pretty good in general by the looks of them.
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    Dealing with materials, handling etc.

    Its always a pain dealing with materials.I buy a 7.5 tonne load of different materials of my supplier then try to put them in nice lines outside so i can either load with pallet tines or if just a couple i load by hand.I do mostly creosote the bottom half of all materials and charge a bit for doing it but it does complicate the process as the material needs to be dry so they have to be put in the shed for a while.
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    Price per meter

    I did a job in the summer which was over a thousand metres and to supply and erect i charged him £5 which was using creosote dipped tanalised stakes and ht pig netting with 1 strand of ht barb.Which is a pretty keen rate i think.
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    Drivall or sledgehammer/mell ?

    My new mell hasnt turned up yet!!!! I was looking sort of forward to having one after using a sledge for years!!!!! I will have to make a phone call.
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    where to buy gates trade?

    Thats the problem with keeping to much stock isnt it sjh it will get nicked or they go to look old before you use them.I just wanted a few for my own ground and a couple in stock.
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    where to buy gates trade?

    Its good stuff IAE by the look of it.do you have to buy many to get them at good money mike? Thats the sort of supplier i could do with going to if they are competitive.
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    where to buy gates trade?

    Hello fellow fencers, Does anyone no where you can purchase metal field gates at trade price or straight of the manafacturer? Thanks guys
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    Your favourite tools.

    Im very fond of my spade i use for struts.I have welded it once when the handle broke in half!! I have some beta wirecutters that a really good too.
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    Drivall or sledgehammer/mell ?

    I dont blame you mike!!! needs must some times for us poor herefordshire fencers.I have stood on a milktray or on a trailer as well premnayloon it works well.
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    Drivall or sledgehammer/mell ?

    We made our own drivall years ago but we have hardly used it!!! Most people seem to prefer it to the mell/maul though.Its what you get used too i suppose.The job we have just done we had to work on top of a small wall so the height for using a mell was in our favour somewhat.
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    Drivall or sledgehammer/mell ?

    I tried the drivall the other day on a garden job and i soon got the sledge hammer out!!! ive ordered a new mell with the large aluminium head with a wooden handle which will be better than a sledge.I find the drivall is slow as you have to take it off the post to see if it is straight and lifting it on and off is hard work after a while.
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    Drivall or sledgehammer/mell ?

    What do you guys like the best for small fencing jobs a drivall or a hammer/mell.Personally i can only get on with a mell.
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