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#1 BigO

Posted 05 February 2015 - 05:56 PM

of this 'little' project.  I have put it off for years, but now I am 'committed' on building the wood fence around the yard and down to the barn, about 1600' total.  I forgot how bad I hated creosote, until the smell hit me again.  I built 100's of miles of creosote post fence in the summers during HS.  I know it will last longer than that other 'junk', but I have been kicking my butt on this decision ......... haha.  Also have to put the runners and flooring on a 50" pier.

 

I saw another fence built with this creosote that was a couple of years old and I really liked it.  I weathered to a dark grey color and did not have the strong smell.  Looked more like weathered black paint, and I surely do NOT want to ever have to paint a fence.

 

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Made it home with the first load and got it unloaded, Wednesday in the rain.  Went back to Brookhaven Thursday for the second load.

 

 

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Thankfully the second load was not as big/heavy.  The first load was pushing 18K#.  This one was about 14K#.  They said the weight is 5+ #/bd.ft..  Most of the post were on the last load and will be the first thing to be used.  I will leave them on the trailer until that time, when they will have to be cut in half before using.  Hopefully when the real work starts, I can find some help.  Good workers are nearly impossible to find today ........... thanks to the govt welfare programs. :angry:

 

I hope I remember to take more pics during the process (probably be most of the year) of getting this built.


John Jay 1st SC Chief Justice, Federalist Papers No. 2... I often note with equal pleasure that God gave this one connected country to one united people – a people descended from the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in manners and customs

SOCIALISM is a philosophy of FAILURE, the creed of IGNORANCE, the gospel of ENVY, ....... its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of MISERY. W. Churchhill

#2 BeardsAndBones

Posted 05 February 2015 - 08:56 PM

Looks like you got your spring planned out. No Missouri. LOL
When you are in a difficult situation and wonder where God is. Remember that the Teacher is always quiet during the test.

#3 treefarmer

Posted 05 February 2015 - 09:15 PM

I didn't know you could still get creosote.  I thought it had been replaced with more environmentally friendly chemicals.  When I was a kid in the 1960's my brother and I would peel the bark off pine for fence posts and dad would soak them in creosote.   Remember my brother got splashed in the eye with the stuff while loading the vat and went running screaming to the house.



#4 WoodsyAl

Posted 05 February 2015 - 09:19 PM

BigO, You're ambitious for sure!

#5 BigO

Posted 05 February 2015 - 10:20 PM

Looks like you got your spring planned out. No Missouri. LOL

Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise ........... I WILL be going to Mo.  That is one reason it will take so long :D


John Jay 1st SC Chief Justice, Federalist Papers No. 2... I often note with equal pleasure that God gave this one connected country to one united people – a people descended from the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in manners and customs

SOCIALISM is a philosophy of FAILURE, the creed of IGNORANCE, the gospel of ENVY, ....... its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of MISERY. W. Churchhill

#6 BigO

Posted 05 February 2015 - 10:22 PM

I didn't know you could still get creosote.  I thought it had been replaced with more environmentally friendly chemicals.  When I was a kid in the 1960's my brother and I would peel the bark off pine for fence posts and dad would soak them in creosote.   Remember my brother got splashed in the eye with the stuff while loading the vat and went running screaming to the house.

Yep, it some bad stuff ............ worse than a sun burn.


John Jay 1st SC Chief Justice, Federalist Papers No. 2... I often note with equal pleasure that God gave this one connected country to one united people – a people descended from the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in manners and customs

SOCIALISM is a philosophy of FAILURE, the creed of IGNORANCE, the gospel of ENVY, ....... its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of MISERY. W. Churchhill

#7 BigO

Posted 05 February 2015 - 10:23 PM

BigO, You're ambitious for sure!

My wife would laugh at you, Al.  I was suppose to have done all of this 5-6 yrs ago :D


John Jay 1st SC Chief Justice, Federalist Papers No. 2... I often note with equal pleasure that God gave this one connected country to one united people – a people descended from the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in manners and customs

SOCIALISM is a philosophy of FAILURE, the creed of IGNORANCE, the gospel of ENVY, ....... its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of MISERY. W. Churchhill

#8 BeardsAndBones

Posted 06 February 2015 - 08:46 AM

Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise ........... I WILL be going to Mo.  That is one reason it will take so long :D


I see you have your priorities in order. I like that.
When you are in a difficult situation and wonder where God is. Remember that the Teacher is always quiet during the test.

#9 kenacp

Posted 12 February 2015 - 08:55 PM

I have 330' feet to do myself. Keep the pictures coming. How much do you figure materials would run per foot?

Thanks, Kenny



#10 BigO

Posted 12 February 2015 - 11:31 PM

I have 330' feet to do myself. Keep the pictures coming. How much do you figure materials would run per foot?

Thanks, Kenny

If I recall the figures, seems like just the creosote is $6-7/ft.  That is 4x4 line post every 8 ft, 6x6 corner post, 5/4x6 boards(3 runners),  1x4 fascia for post.


John Jay 1st SC Chief Justice, Federalist Papers No. 2... I often note with equal pleasure that God gave this one connected country to one united people – a people descended from the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in manners and customs

SOCIALISM is a philosophy of FAILURE, the creed of IGNORANCE, the gospel of ENVY, ....... its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of MISERY. W. Churchhill



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