Sep 28, 2008 12:00 am
Whilst I am still playing around with some idea for the "neighbours be gone" outside our family room window I decided it was time to do something about my uninvited dinner guests.
Every night when I sit down to dinner I look out to my neighbours dining table and we seem to dine around the same time...
Now don't get me wrong, I really like these neighbours, they are great people, but I don't want to share dinner every night with them.
The best option, I thought, was just to add some fence extenders as this side already had the colourbond fencing.
This was my dinner time view. The window to the left is their dining room:
The plan was simple...fence extenders like this:
First I removed all these jiggers from the tops of the posts:
Then I removed the screws and inserted the inside pole extensions and reinserted the screws:
Then these outer poles just slide on and get screwed in:
After the poles are in the rest is easy! Simply slide in the x pattern sheets and drop the top on:
Now you see them ^ ....now you dont v:
The view as the fence goes up:
Fence is pretty much complete...just needs screwing together:
The new dinner time view:
All screwed together ... after a few beers (GO HAWKS) and a 3 hour interruption we ran out of light!
Re: Neighbours be gone ... part 2 - fence extenders3
Sep 28, 2008 1:00 am
After 2 false starts, a year living overseas, two more world trips and 3 years of uncertainty we are now starting the build process again - hopefully for real this time!
Re: Neighbours be gone ... part 2 - fence extenders4
Sep 28, 2008 6:49 am
Looks good matt.. Are thses the same neighbours as last time or have you only got one more set to block out? if they are the same, starting to look like you dont like them
Why am I covered in feathers
Re: Neighbours be gone ... part 2 - fence extenders6
Sep 28, 2008 8:58 pm
Good job Matt! Do you need the neighbour's consent for doing this? What if your neighbour is as #@^%$^# as mine, and just in case they don't like it for whatever reason and wants it to be taken down??
Re: Neighbours be gone ... part 2 - fence extenders8
Sep 28, 2008 10:32 pm
Good job Matt! Do you need the neighbour's consent for doing this? What if your neighbour is ***^# as mine, and just in case they don't like it for whatever reason and wants it to be taken down??
We spoke to them a while back and suggested it.
I showed them what I was doing along the back and other side and said I would come up with a good idea.
I spoke with their daughter who helped me remove the screws on their side (her first time every using a power tool!!) and she thought it looked great.
I am yet to talk with them but I am sure they will love it too!
Re: Neighbours be gone ... part 2 - fence extenders9
Sep 28, 2008 10:34 pm
Nice one Matt! Did you try to get them to pay for half?
How is the other side one going?
LOL! no...should have.
I figure half for the fence but because I wanted it higher I should pay.
We go it fairly cheap too (DW is hooked up!!)
Re: Neighbours be gone ... part 2 - fence extenders10
Sep 29, 2008 6:31 pm
I spoke with the neighbours tonight and they 'LOVE' it!!
She was wrapt as they were able to leave their blinbds open all weekend and they lost none of their view.
They were taken aback when we said we didn't want any money for it.
Very appreciative indeed.
I told them it was nice to have dinner with my just my family for a change again they found this funny too.
The moral to the story .... buggered if I know but if my neighbours are happy and my wife is happy ... I am happy!!!
Perhaps that's the key?
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