I’ve decided to keep this fencing, but only because it looks really good from the front, and HD d...
I’ve decided to keep this fencing, but only because it looks really good from the front, and HD doesn’t offer anything more durable, unless you’re willing to put in a “real” fence. HOWEVER, having said that, I need to warn you that it’s pretty flimsy and the joints between the pieces are loose, particularly the top joint. I suppose that’s deliberate, so that you can make corners, but it also means that any two pieces that you need to be straight are going to bend or come loose over time. As an avid DIYer, I routinely make “improvements” to hardware that I buy from HD and other retailers, and I did that in this case as well. I know that other reviewers indicated that they made the fence look the same from either side by fastening two sections back-to-back, but I couldn’t get this to work. Because each piece is molded with the two “posts” facing on the left-hand side and in the middle, reversing one of the pieces doesn’t work, unless you’re willing to do a lot of cutting and gluing of the plastic. So, instead of trying to do things this way, I decided to strengthen the top joint. The bottom joint is longer and stronger than the top one, so I left it alone. I used ½ square doweling to strengthen the top joint, drilling holes thru the plastic and the doweling and inserted bolts, washers, and nuts so that the top joint is very firm.. However, it does make the “post” in front of it bend a little bit, but definitely strengthens two or more sections so that they stay together. Also, it won’t be seen up close. The last problem is that it’s very difficult to anchor one stake at a time, even if the ground is soft. You really need to try and anchor all of the stakes at the same time. My solution: dig a trench, and use a rubber mallet to anchor each stake.Then I used plastic brick from HD.COM to keep the stakes in place. While I’m very pleased with the results, I do NOT recommend this product unless you’re a DIYer like I am, and are able and willing to put in the time, effort, and $ it requires to make this fencing much stronger, and anchor it firmly into the ground. Plastic brick:
I threw away all of the fences i bought, many of them are still new. They are so fragile and useless. Waste money. Dont buy
Response from THD-CSApr 1, 2021
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