Sunday, July 15, 2012

Spiffing up the Gate...

One of the people in our neighborhood is having a house built on his property and he has been doing a great job of landscaping the place as the work on the house commences.  We could not help but notice how he had welded some goat fence to the entry gate.  Currently, we have regular field fence strapped to the posts on either side of our entry gate.  We stopped and talked to the owner of the house and he was kind enough to provide us with the number of the welder who had come out and done the work.  That guy came out and gave us an estimate that was extreme to say the least. 
 So instead, we called the same guy who had cleared our property next door, and on Saturday afternoon, he and his son came out and started on the first one.  The important thing to understand about this little project is not that it is so difficult to do, but you have to have the equipment.  First off, the fencing comes in 20 foot panels.  The bed of my truck is about 8 feet with the tailgate open!  Secondly, and more important is the mobile welder seen in the pictures above.  This is a fancy device that is fully self contained.  You start the engine and it provides the energy for the welder, plus, it has outlets to plug in 110 and 220 wherever you are at.  I'm trying to think of why I might possibly need one of these, because it just seems like the thing one ought to have.
Anyway, Joel and his son (with a little help from me) made quick work of the first gate entry, but he will come back on Monday to finish up and do the entry on the property next door.  Once everything is done, we'll get out there and put a nice paint job on both entries.
In other news, we made a slight modification to the patio area where I keep my grills.  We extended the flagstone and added a second series of of patio blocks to keep the grills on.   Eventually, we'll have that small fenced in area leveled and sodded.  What it really needs is a hammock!

2 comments:

Brigid said...

You do some beautiful work. The grilling area is beautiful.

MsBelinda said...

Your fence is going to look great but the best thing is that it will be at a reasonable price.

Men and tools...why do I have the feeling you will soon purchase that machine...