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posts, how far apart do they need to be?

Postby DesmondDoomsday » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:24 pm

Hello chums,

We're going to surround the rearmost area of our camp with snow fence, four feet high.

Someone told me to use t-posts, from home depot. Downsides: green and white-- ugly! $5.25 each-- Not cheap!

Where can I get something good to use for posts, and hopefully something that doesn't require me to have to spend a lot of time making them? I read about bending rebar and candy cane rebar and how you can't hit it into the ground very well and I get pale and weak. :/
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Postby Bob » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:29 pm

Jesus fuck.
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Postby DesmondDoomsday » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:32 pm

I know!
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Postby Bob » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:37 pm

About every 15 ft should be enough. May be able to get them cheaper at ranch or vineyard suppliers.
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Postby DesmondDoomsday » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:43 pm

That's very helpful, thanks! At 15 ft apart, I wouldn't require as many as I feared. And so you are endorsing the yardgard t-post, then?
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Postby Elorrum » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:09 pm

how about just staying in your r.v. the whole time, and pretending you have a fence to keep people out? oh darn. maybe there's a perfectly good reason maybe you have lots of little kids who run around, or maybe you have hazardous things that would hurt people. Maybe you like the color of trash fence, and it is going to be the basis for some very cool interactive art. Maybe it will be like the backyard fence you talk to your neighbors over. Maybe you have a phobia about contagion, or have a contagious situation you want to save people from.

Can I ask, Why do you want to put a fence all around your camp? Do you understand how cool it is to meet other people, like your neighbors in the campground?
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Postby Packoderm » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:14 pm

Really, it depends on how badly the people you're trying to keep out want in. If your camp looks fun, and a lot of people would be tempted to scale the fence, you might want to put one band of barbed wire around the top of the fence. If you have a generator, motion sensing lights could be helpful.
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Postby DesmondDoomsday » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:15 pm

Haha, oh my bitter little burners. Cool post, bros.
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Postby Sham » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:23 pm

Elorrum is right. Fences are not set up at this event unless you have a good reason for doing them. I have seen small picket fences with front yard type of motifs very well done with them, usually complete with pink flamingos and wishing wells.
If you are trying to make yourself a private area for your camp, you may consider placing the vehicles in such a way that it makes passing through a bit tricky.
To be clear, setting up a fence perimeter around your camp is considered poor taste and antisocial as far as this festival is concerned.
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Postby Eric » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:28 pm

DesmondDoomsday wrote:Haha, oh my bitter little burners. Cool post, bros.


Not bitter, honest. Usually fences are only used to block off "private" area's for large theme camps (so they have somewhere to keep their things and sleep when they're not giving the rest of us a good time). Fencing in your whole camp says that you don't want to interact with people, and, honestly, this whole event is about interacting with people.

But of course what do we know? We've only been before...
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Postby C187 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:45 pm

But we can still see your segways, and fancy spirits with a snow fence. Be like "no drama camp" last year and circle the $80k+ mega RVs, and put up a plywood wall at the front of the courtyard.
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Postby DesmondDoomsday » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:09 pm

Points taken, all. Our plan is to be open and welcoming and actually we plan to be feeding just about anyone and everyone who wants to come. But we have designed a "privy area" along the back and just want to steer people around that. The front and most of the sides will be open. No RV and no segways, but it wouldn't be eplaya without having people ready to paint you with their presumptions and disdain for those who aren't twoo buhnahs.
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Postby Trishntek » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:18 pm

Good ranch supply will usually sell less per greater quantity. They have spray paint too! You can make em look any way you wish! Typical fence post spacing is 16',,,, what the old-timers called "One Rod".
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Postby DesmondDoomsday » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:19 pm

Oh, thank you.
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Postby JennDoe » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:21 pm

Well said, Desmond.
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Postby Savannah » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:23 pm

DesmondDoomsday wrote:Points taken, all. Our plan is to be open and welcoming and actually we plan to be feeding just about anyone and everyone who wants to come. But we have designed a "privy area" along the back and just want to steer people around that. The front and most of the sides will be open. No RV and no segways, but it wouldn't be eplaya without having people ready to paint you with their presumptions and disdain for those who aren't twoo buhnahs.


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Postby Elorrum » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:27 pm

didn't the post say, "surround our camp" not "surround the rearmost area of our camp". I wouldn't take issue with that.
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Postby Elderberry » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:17 pm

I don't think there's any hard and fast rule. I average about five or six posts a day, others post a lot more, and some don't post at all. They are usually referred to as lurkers.
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Postby Elderberry » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:20 pm

Elorrum wrote:didn't the post say, "surround our camp" not "surround the rearmost area of our camp". I wouldn't take issue with that.
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Postby Trishntek » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:24 pm

jkisha wrote:I don't think there's any hard and fast rule. I average about five or six posts a day, others post a lot more, and some don't post at all. They are usually referred to as lurkers.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I've gone anywhere from 1 minute to 2 days between posts. Maybe more if I'm busy.
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Postby illy dilly » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:18 am

Trishntek wrote:
jkisha wrote:I don't think there's any hard and fast rule. I average about five or six posts a day, others post a lot more, and some don't post at all. They are usually referred to as lurkers.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I've gone anywhere from 1 minute to 2 days between posts. Maybe more if I'm busy.

That was my original thought.
My answer was going to be "as quick as your web browser and internet speed allows?"

Though, I'm actually interested in this thread because I'm planning to do something similar.
We want a 'white picket fence' look at the front of our camp, and around the out side of our EVAP Pond.
I'm thinking that the back fence will also get some glow paint, or conspicuoty(SP?) tape.

Gonna get a roll or two, lay it out paint it white, then roll it back up. Seems like the lightest, smallest to pack, and cheapest way to get the look we want.
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Postby Bounce530 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:19 am

I think we need to get MDMF to wiegh in on posts and posting.
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Postby Bob » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:36 am

Lee Hammer says no.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:01 am

Privy area?
That sounds like you're all going to take your craps there. You wont need a fence. No one will actually want to walk around there.
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Postby BBadger » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:05 am

This Desmond moron looks like a Troll, and that Jenn is probably some sock. You're all wasting your time on this idiot.
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Postby AntiM » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:32 am

Overthinking the whole thing?
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Postby Sail Man » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:24 pm

jkisha wrote:I don't think there's any hard and fast rule. I average about five or six posts a day, others post a lot more, and some don't post at all. They are usually referred to as lurkers.


:lol: Funny thing is, when I looked at the thread name, what you said JK is the first thing I thought of and I wondered how long it would take for somebody to run with it. Bravo sir, bravo!
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Postby Elderberry » Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:15 pm

Sail Man wrote:
jkisha wrote:I don't think there's any hard and fast rule. I average about five or six posts a day, others post a lot more, and some don't post at all. They are usually referred to as lurkers.


:lol: Funny thing is, when I looked at the thread name, what you said JK is the first thing I thought of and I wondered how long it would take for somebody to run with it. Bravo sir, bravo!

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Postby Funkpocket » Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:47 pm

When you see an Epic mustache jumpIng over your fence with a BR postal shirt on... That'll be me, I have no time for fences...4ft? I can Fosbury Flop over that... when I'm gettin' the word out, I don't give a $h!t!
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Postby Savannah » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:30 pm

Funkpocket wrote:When you see an Epic mustache jumpIng over your fence with a BR postal shirt on... That'll be me, I have no time for fences...4ft? I can Fosbury Flop over that... when I'm gettin' the word out, I don't give a $h!t!


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