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  1. #1
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    Default Cost per linear foot for fencing?

    I have a fencing question... for northern florida... sandy soils. We are looking on basic average cost per linear foot to estimate expenses for 3 board post and rail as well as the "horse mesh" with the board on top. Anyone have any estimates? Very few corners.

    Thanks!



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    Here in PA we paid a little less that $5 a running foot last summer - I think it would be the same now, maybe even less if someone is hungry due to the economy. We supplied the gates & latches & paid $20 for each gate installation. I don't think corners caused any difference in price. We were quoted a running foot price, period.

    Posts were driven.



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    Are you talking installed or DIY?



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    My neighbor installed a new 4 board fence in the Gainesville, Fl area, they paid for the materials and paid $4 a foot to have old high tensile wire fence taken down and new fence installed, sounded a little high to me but the fence looks great. As a do it yourselfer I was pricing 16' boards (4 x $7) and posts (2 x $7), it ran at least $42 per 16 foot section + tax + an extra post per fence line + nails + nylon string + Advil + band aids + bengay + chiropractor = at least $3 a foot (depending on size of post).



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    $7+/- a linear foot of 4 board, post driven--includes some saving for a large quantity.



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    Just so happens I am having my fencing replaced not too far from you (in Ocala).

    4 board with 5-6" posts w/flat face painted = $4.56/ft.

    3 board 5-6" posts w/flat face painted $4.12/ft.

    Horse wire with top board (no-climb, not V-mesh) is $4.62/ft 5-6" posts flat faced painted. Add an extra $75 for each corner (bracing) with the wire fence
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    Teardown was 40-50 cents per foot, depending on whether it was board or wire teardown. These numbers are from within the past month.

    I also have gate prices if you need them. I used the green Priefert mesh gates. 8ft is $161.71, 10ft is $180.79 and 12 ft is $194.85. Those prices are from Sparr Farm Supply.

    Let me know if you need more info. Hope this helps!

    Edited to add...I am installing 8,000 feet of 4-board. So, I'm not sure if these prices reflect the size of the project ($36k+). They could be more if it's a smaller project.



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    About $2/linear foot, everything included (gates, posts, charger, concrete, bits and pieces) for my Electrobraid. All labor was free. (provided by me, myself and I and a little from my husband)
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    Wow, you people have good fencing prices. I just got a quote, and 3-board is $6.85/linear foot, and 4-board is $7.30/l.f. (both with 3/4 round posts). Ouch!! (and that doesn't include painting ($0.90/l.f. for the 3-board, $1/l.f. for the 4)
    Cherry Blossom Farm - Show & Field Hunters, Side Saddles



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    Quote Originally Posted by SidesaddleRider View Post
    Wow, you people have good fencing prices. I just got a quote, and 3-board is $6.85/linear foot, and 4-board is $7.30/l.f. (both with 3/4 round posts). Ouch!! (and that doesn't include painting ($0.90/l.f. for the 3-board, $1/l.f. for the 4)
    That does seem steep, but a lot of that has to do with the type of lumber. I assume that quote was for oak boards? Poplar is cheaper (and tastier!!!) up north and down south they use pine (which is also tasty ). I prefer oak, but they say you can't use it here as it warps too much.

    My quote was for pine boards.



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    We got oak boards on treated posts for the price mentioned (under $5 a linear foot).



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    Quote Originally Posted by Evalee Hunter View Post
    We got oak boards on treated posts for the price mentioned (under $5 a linear foot).
    Hmm, do they come down to VA????
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    Quote Originally Posted by SidesaddleRider View Post
    Hmm, do they come down to VA????
    Call & ask Bob Umble 610-593-2208. Maybe you could convince him to take a nice vacation in VA while getting in some work & thus making the vacation deductible as a business expense.



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    hmm...looks like a range of prices.

    I use electrobraid where I am now, but it isn't allowed at the new subdivision we are moving too.. however, I will string it on the top board!



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    wow - we are very high here. 4 board painted runs about $9.50 installed. That's on 7' center posts, with rough cut (full size) yellow pine. Very sturdy and less warp.



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    Wow, you guys get great deals!

    We've always done our own fencing, but we're getting soooo tired of the work. I just got a quote to install a 4-foot crossfence of 5" peeler logs with non-climb and a PT top rail for $9.50/lf --- installed.



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