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Jul 28, 2013, 01:38 AM
Treborg
Attaching Fence Boards Without Access
I'm building a fence along my property, and there are places where my neighbor has a structure so close to the fence line that attaching boards on the neighbor's side can't be done - there's too little space for a nailer or running in a screw. I'm putting boards on alternate sides along the rest of the fence.

Does anyone know of a way to "blind mount" a fence board? My only idea is to use right-angle brackets on the backside of some of the fence boards to fasten it to the fence rails.

Thanks!
Jul 28, 2013, 07:55 AM
joecaption
Got a picture of this fence?
Have you checked how far from the property line the fence needs to be with your local zoning, and or building dept.?
Build it to close or on the property line and they can make you take it all down.
Why are you not building this in panels, lift them in place and attaching the rails from your side?


joecaption
Jul 28, 2013, 09:42 AM
Treborg
This is a replacement fence for one that had fallen apart, so no permits are needed.

There's too much existing mature bushes and trees that prevent building segments and dropping them on the fence posts.

Do you have any ideas for fastening the fenceboards from behind?
Jul 28, 2013, 09:53 AM
joecaption
Cut the bushes back.
With a picture you may get more suggestions not just guesses.


joecaption
Jul 28, 2013, 11:51 AM
Jaybee
The best way is to make panels and then install. If you have bushes and brush then cut them back to allow for the installation.

If you just don't want to do that, then with the correct length of screw you can screw it all together from the back side. Not as good an install since the fence planks are often thing - that's why normally you will fasten through the thin material of the planks, letting the screws get a bite into the thicker support framing. But, it can work.


Jaybee