A few weeks and thousands of dollars later; I have a strait, strong, level, plumb, privacy fence. I lost some property and I paid a concrete cutter to cut out some of my driveway but I have a strait fence now. "A good fence makes good neighbors" I like my neighbors so much better now that I have put a 7 ft tall fence between us.
I poured a concrete footing under all the posts so that way my fence isn't sitting in the dirt soaking up moisture. Now those mangy cat's can't get crawl under the fence into my yard.
I made it step down here so when pulling out of the driveway I can see what's in the street.
This shows the fence frame. I bought a cordless impact driver to drive the timber lock screws that lock the 4x4's above to the posts. The 4x4's above carry the weight of the pickets since I kept them 1/2 inch above the concrete. I don't want them sitting down in water.
Here is a view from the back yard. Notice how level the fence is. I bought a laser level and cut all the posts level since my lot is level I said "Why not have a level fence?"
I put a gate to close off the back yard from dogs and cats and vagabonds. It gives more privacy and security to my back yard.
I want to thank Chippy for all the hours he spent under my direction working on the fence. Even though I paid him for his time I feel like I got an excellent value from him. I also thank Alicia for spending a few hours one Saturday helping paint and install the pickets. What goes around comes around.