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Learn how to install, remove and repair fences with these how-to articles and tips.

  1. Touch Up a Scuffed Vinyl Coated Chain-Link Fence

    Keep your vinyl coated chain-link fence rust-free and looking as good as new by touching up scratches and scrapes with plastic paint. Here's how to do it.

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  1. Fence Post Repair

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    Here’s how to remove a rotten fence post quickly and easily with a shovel and sledge hammer and set the replacement post so it won’t rot again.

  2. How to Repair a Chain Link Fence

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    A damaged chain link fence rail can easily be repaired by cutting out the bad section and sliding in a new piece. Learn how from our fence experts.

  3. How to Set Fence Posts That Won't Rot

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    Did your fence posts rot at the bottom? Here's how to install new ones—and avoid the problems that made your old posts rot.

  4. Build a Privacy Fence

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    This article will help you avoid major pitfalls and costly mistakes when you're planning and installing a privacy fence. We'll show you the tricks and techniques that pros use to get a beautiful fence that'll meet your needs and fit your landscape. These ideas will save you a ton of time, headaches and money by ensuring your DIY fence is done right the first time.

  5. How to Renew Wooden Fences

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    Make a gray, sagging wood fence look new again. With a few simple repairs, a thorough wash with a power washer, and a nourishing coat of oil stain your fence will look almost like it did the day it was built.

  6. How to Dig a Hole: Pro Tips

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    Dig postholes faster and easier and position them more accurately using this step-by-step guide. It includes many labor-saving tips.

  7. Installing a Vinyl Fence

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    Vinyl fences come either panelized or as board-and-rail systems. Like wood fences, they look great as long as you set the posts plumb and in a straight line. Here's how.

  8. Construct a Custom Fence and Gate

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    This article tells how to build a durable, good-looking fence, from start to finish. We designed it to be strong, using sandwich construction, and yet easy to assemble. It looks good on both sides, so that it'll complement your home and the neighborhood and not be an eyesore.

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