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Steph needed a fence in her backyard for the dog. Unfortunately, her backyard does not lend itself to traditional fencing. She has a tiny, I mean tiny backyard, with no grass but has lots of trees and bushes. Two sides of the yard border the neighborhood green space which is overgrown with lots of bushes, weeds and huge trees! Putting in a traditional fence would mean taking out much of the landscaping and even then it would have been difficult with the trees and their root systems.
So, for many months she used a very temporary, makeshift fence that most of the time would not stay up! Fortunately Mac is a sighthound which means if she sees a barrier she doesn't try go over it or push it aside.
But it was time for a more permanent, temporary fencing solution.
We are using rebar, PVC pipe and plastic garden fencing. Here Steph is cutting down the rebar into sections that are two feet each. She's using a Diablo metal cutting blade on a circular saw. We set up those pieces of wood on the right to keep the rebar supported while it was being cut. ALL the PPE is needed for cutting metal! Be sure to watch the video in the "what we learned" section to see what happened when Steph wasn't wearing all the gear!
Update- 1 Year Later. How is it holding up?
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