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I have a fence that keeps falling down and I'm worried people will start wandering into my backyard at night if it falls over. How could I keep it straight pretty well against even if someone was to kick it? There are already boards kicked on it.
 

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Dig some new post holes and set some extra posts. Hold the fence up with guy wires temporarily until the concrete sets. Screw in "dog tie downs" are a good way to temporarily anchor the guy wires.

aardvark - Is that an F-111 reference. I used to work F-111 instruments and flight controls.
 

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You could brace two-by-fours against the sides, chop off the end of the two-by-four at an angle then nail the angled part to the fence, shove the other end in the ground (make an angle at both ends so it stays in the ground maybe)
 

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The best & cheapest way to repair the fence is to drive commonly found steel fence posts along the wood post and then bolt the 2 together. It's the down & dirty way to do it, but it will last a long time and secure your yard.
 

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I haev a fence that keeps falling over too. The problem is that it sits on a rock ledge so I can't drive posts! Any ideas?
Depends on what kind of fence. In rocky fields in Kansas and Montana you'd often see double posts like two poles of a teepee with the rails running parrallel to the ground. I've seen chain link fences with holes drilled in the rock and set in cement. That method would work wth any wire fence. I've also seen anchor bolts set in rock and the posts bolted down with them. Some of these had bracing also bolted to the rock surface.

I've also seen rock fences in Kansas in places where rock was plentiful and trees were few.

All of these are a lot of work but there isnt an easy way to do it that I know of.
 

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I worked my way through college by managing a bike/sport shop, it was an older building & the back of the business had an old wooden fence,
it was falling down in several places and was in need of repair. One day while working in the back area, I looked at this big tree, and thought
''if I were to wrap a long shifting/gear cable around the tree, I could stand up our fence''.

So using an extra long braided steel cable from a tandem bike together with a cable anchor nut & bolt, I went around the tree and through our fence in several places, fed the cut-off end of the cable through the eyelet, and cinched it tight. I did this 'till our fence was standing straight,
I worked their for 5-years, as far-as-I-know it's still standing.
 

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You guys just have to think outside the box. Wanna fix the fence for 50 bucks?

Go to the city nearest you, find the ugliest old gal on a street corner, and offer her a good hot meal, a bottle of Old Crow plus 50 bucks to parade around in your back yard buck nekkid.

Before you know it your neighbors will be buiding fences around your place faster than a bunch of preachers running out of a whorehouse raid.:lolsmash:
 

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lol, no neighbors can see my house ;)
Fence is just there because the wife thinks it looks purdy.
Might have to take down the wooden fence and eventually replace it with something else.
 

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I am a single woman who has owned my home for more than 20 years. I have a privacy fence around the back yard. It was there when I bought the house. I have replaced almost all of the fence posts since I've owned the house. I noticed I have one to replace right now. The get rotten and break off. I have to remove the panels on either side of the post and just slide them over and lean them on existing fencing. I remove the broken post and then have to use the end of a strong pipe to break up the cement from the previous post setting. I remove the broken up cement from the hole. I get a bag of Quikrete, mix it up in my cement wheelbarrow, put some in the hole, put in the new post and tamp down the quikrete in the hole, fill around the post with the rest of the quikrete, use my long level and make sure the pole is straight and in line with the rest of the fence posts. I smooth off the top of the cement. I use a 2 x 4 or two to anchor the post in place until it sets. After it sets, I reattach the fence panels.

It is not that hard to do this, it is just some work. When I first bought the house, I hired this done. Then I had a guy walk away in the middle of some fence work (I think he was an alcoholic and I had given him some money that he HAD to go drink it up and he didn't show up again) and I had to get the backyard buttoned up again.

I have neighbors who have had broken posts in their fence for years, causing their fence to bulge where the post is broken. I have to replace a couple every year or so and I like to fix them asap because of the security.

Yes, someone could break into the yard if they wanted to, but the 6 foot fence helps alot. It keeps stray animals and unwanted people out. They can't see what is there and are not tempted by what they can't see.

You can hire this work done also.
 
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