Keep the line on the outside face of the posts and secure it tightly. This string will guide placement for each post between the cor- ners. Set the remaining posts in the same manner, making sure the outside faces of the posts are plumb and line up exactly with the string to keep the fence straight. Allow all the posts to set for 24 hours. Once the concrete is hard- ened, cover the base of the posts with dirt and slope the earth away to divert water.
FRAMING For a standard 6-ft. tall fence, we usually position the bottom rail 10 inches up from the ground. Space the other two rails evenly apart. You may need to alter placement, depending on the height of your fence. The spac- ing between posts usually varies somewhat, requiring each rail section to be cut to length indi- vidually to fit onto the posts. We recommend using a framing nail gun for attaching the rails. Fasten all connections with hot- dipped galvanized nails (3- to 3-1/2 inches long) with ringed
We face-nailed the fence rails to the outside of the posts and butted them together. Keep a circular saw handy to cut each section of fence rails to fit exactly between the posts.