PVC Fences!

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2 Weeks
I live in an area with LOTS of deer, tiny Key Deer, and they eat everything! Cages can protect the plants until they get above the deer, but they're unsightly. Since my house is round, I wanted to build something economical that would flow with the curves.
I cut 2" X 10' pipe in an "X" in the middle, giving me two 5' pipes with points to drive into the ground. I dug a small hole and poured in dry mortar mix after driving in the posts. Sorry, no photos of steps.

My handy man cut one 2" pipe vertically and drilled evenly spaced 3/4 holes for a templet. This was used to mark the posts on each side. With four rails, the deer were able to walk through but five worked!

Sliding the 3/4" rails through was easy. We staggered the places where the rails ended for stability. Simple 3/4" connectors and 2" pole caps completed the project.
There are no gates. I left a rail unattached in each enclosure so I can crawl through! I get lots of compliments on it's style and servicablilty. The deer can't get through, either!
The rails can be inserted at right angles too! At those spots, he slanted screws into the poles because rails only go half way through the posts.
I eventually laid flagstone between gardens.
The cost and amount of time depends on the length of fence. It withstood the 150MPH winds of hurricane Irma!!! So did the geodesic dome!

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12' X 3/4" PVC pipes
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  • Kathy from KY Kathy from KY on Oct 01, 2019

    Love it! I wonder if it would hold up to horses, it looks good.

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    • Kathy from KY Kathy from KY on May 31, 2020

      Sandra Parks we have had more trouble with our black angus cow than our horses! We have 2 Tennessee Walking horses, two miniature horses, 3 miniature cows, 3 goats and 1 black angus cow. The big cow has gotten out 3 times and we have cattle panel fencing. We just bought an electric fence box. I am hoping that the electric fence will teach her to respect the fences.

  • Kara Wurtzel Kara Wurtzel on Oct 03, 2019

    Wow! I love this!