Fencing part II
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Fencing part II (by David [NC]) Jun 15, 2019 10:47 AM
       Fencing part II (by Richard [MI]) Jun 15, 2019 2:05 PM
       Fencing part II (by moby [IN]) Jun 15, 2019 4:22 PM
       Fencing part II (by David [NC]) Jun 15, 2019 6:57 PM
       Fencing part II (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Jun 15, 2019 8:37 PM
       Fencing part II (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Jun 16, 2019 9:46 AM

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Fencing part II (by David [NC]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 10:47 AM

So I got 3 quotes for black aluminum 4' fencing, for the 180 linear feet it ranged from $3400 to $4900.

Going with the $3400 fellow at just under $19 a linear foot.

I tried using those no dig panels from Lowes and they would be perfect for a flat yard with soft soil. If you land slopes there is no way to rack the panels to keep the posts vertical and the horizontals parallel to the ground . If that makes any sense. It would have cost me $2500 in materials from Lowes so for me it was easier to have a pro install. Hopefully next week anyway. Thanks for the responses to my previous post.


Fencing part II (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 2:05 PM

$19 dollars a foot?!!!

And that was the low bid???

Sometimes I'm think I'm in the wrong business.

A landlord goes a whole month with a 30K plus investment house and, if there are no problems, makes maybe $300 before taxes.

A guy with a few tools puts up 180 feet of fence in a day

(and I have done this so I know it can be done) and after "costs" of $2500, makes $900 in one day!

He likely makes more because he gets materials at wholesale, not what regular people pay at the store. (180 ft x $13.88 a foot= $2500)

Now I understand "passive income" but the fence guy could just as easily make fence installs a passive income by hiring someone to do the work and paying them, say $20-30 an hour. Even at $30/he that's only $240 a day. Subtract that from $900 and that leaves $660 for making a phone call and maybe 30 minutes of checking on it. Even if it took 2 days and $480, that still leaves $420, almost 50 percent more than the $300 made on the rent.

Like I said, maybe I'm in the wrong business? --71.10.xx.xxx

Fencing part II (by moby [IN]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 4:22 PM

5 years ago the quality powder coated aluminum panels were $200 for 8 foot. Seemed expensive then and now but they still look perfect. You can pay now or later. --68.51.xx.xxx

Fencing part II (by David [NC]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 6:57 PM

This is for my personal house and not a rental. If I was doing a rental I'd have chosen a differnent type of fencing. LOL. --65.188.xxx.xx

Fencing part II (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 8:37 PM

I said I'd give a price when I got a quote. Chain link 5 feet tall, $14 a running foot for regular, $16.50 a running foot for the black chain link.

Plus another $2500 to clear the forest back far enough to get a bobcat along the property line. About 1100 running feet. --98.146.xxx.xxx

Fencing part II (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2019 9:46 AM

maybe a decade ago aluminum trim stock was $50 for a 50' x 2' roll -

TODAY $100

I no longer do aluminum trim I am doing PVC everything

once aluminum is dinged it is dinged forever


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