Okay, I’ve been gathering stuff to start this big fence project here in Dallas. These huge urban areas baffle me with the spotty selection of businesses. There isn’t a hardware store within 5 miles of where I’m staying. It’s kind of weird.
What is even weirder is the abundance and diversity of wood fences here in Richardson. Once you start looking, they are everywhere in every shape and form. It is unbelievable. And they are in every state of disrepair. If I wanted to make a ton money, I’d just camp out down here and go door to door asking people if they wanted their fences fixed. Most are leaning at a few degrees, some much worse.
In Kansas we use wood posts with wood fences. Here metal posts are the norm. I’ve never seen it, but that is how they do it here. I have to remove, maybe 10 posts encased in concrete. I bought a Jackall at a farm supply store yesterday (Picutre below). Hopefully I’ll be able to just pull them out of the ground easily.
There is a training race at the Fair Grounds tonight. Tentatively I’m planning on doing that, but sometimes I get caught up in the work and can’t seem to pry myself away. Hopefully, I’ll get the posts out and and reset in concrete early, so I have time to ride/race my bike.
Here are some of the examples of the craziness of the fences here. Some must cost 10 of thousand of dollars.