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DIY Fencing

The key to a good do it yourself fencing project is the best product, the best values and the best advice!

That’s why all your wood fencing projects begin at Quality Fence.

Visit Quality Fence in Central Point and find great ideas for your next wood fencing project.

Reliable Electric

newsfeed-reliable-electricReliable Electric, a division of Quality Fence Company, is your one stop source for quality electrical services and products.

From an emergency service call, remodel, new construction, residential, or commercial application, Reliable Electric can take care of your needs.

We strive to take care of our customers in a timely manner and many times have same day turn- around and our trained staff can help you design, select, and install just the right system to fit your needs.

 

Services available but not limited to:

  • Ceiling fans
  • Indoor lights
  • Switches
  • Fixtures
  • Cameras
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Timers
  • Photocells
  • Automatic gate lighting
  • Security systems

We work year round and coordinate many times with other contractors and work closely with automatic gate systems in providing power, lights, and communication.

We are happy to assist you at 541-664-1668

Powder Coating

Powder coating provides a more durable finish than liquid paints can offer, while still providing an attractive finish.

Powder coated products are more resistant to diminished coating quality as a result of impact, moisture, chemicals, ultraviolet light, and other extreme weather conditions. In turn, this reduces the risk of scratches, chipping, abrasions, corrosion, fading, and other wear issues.

Powder coating allows our customers another choice for long term effectiveness. Powder coatings are available in an almost limitless range of colors and textures, environmentally friendly, cost effective, and tough under the elements.

Property Lines

A question that always comes up is how to find the property lines.  If you are in a new subdivision, the pins should be relatively easy to find.  Check your plot map of your property and it should show where pins were placed.  The pins are 5/8” rebar pounded in the ground 2’.  The top is covered with normally a yellow or orange cap.  On the cap is the surveyor name and the license number of the person who set the pin.  If you can only find one pin, measure to approximate locations and grab a shovel.  Sometimes a metal detector helps.

If you are in an older area and you can’t find the property pins, there are two ways to determine location.  If there is already a fence there, that’s the property line.  After 10 years, the fence line becomes the property line.  If not, then you can call a surveyor, they’ll figure a price, and then you can decide if it’s worth the cost.  The surveyor can install a steel pin or a wood stake.

As far as the fence, our standard is to run a string line on the property line and hold in 6”.  That way there is no question whose side it’s on.  Also, since we set our posts in concrete, if the edge of the post is in 6” from the line, then the diameter of the concrete is safely on your side.  Even if the fence is to be shared, a good rule of thumb is to hold it to one side or the other.

Locates

newsfeed-locatesSafety first when it comes to digging in the ground. When digging or excavating more than 6”, you are required by law to call for locates.

The process is that we mark in white paint approximate location of fence placement. Then we call the UNC (Utility Notification Center) and give them information based on your specific project. They check their maps, notify the appropriate agencies, and send out requests for markings.

Large companies such as Avista and PP and L, subcontract out to a smaller company like “Locating Inc” to mark for them. Once we call and get a confirmation number, the agencies have 48 hours to mark the area. After the 48 hours is up, it’s up to us to make sure the companies actually have marked the appropriate area. Agencies use color codes to help determine what utility is where: red is power, yellow is gas, etc… We have to call and they have to mark, so expect colored lines to appear on your property. The UNC is only for public utilities and they will not mark private power, water lines, or irrigation.

We have the ability to mark private lines for a small fee, and many times it’s cheap insurance. We will take care of the public utility lines, but if you have any private lines you know of, make sure you express it to your estimator or salesperson.

 

Dog Kennels

For more than 30 years, we have built dog kennels. Not only have we built commercial kennel systems for organizations like Southern Oregon Humane Society, Jackson County Animal Shelter, and Dogs for the Deaf, but also portable kennel panels for homeowner’s who need a safe place for their dog.

For the residential application, dog kennels can be made to be either permanent or portable. Permanent kennels are usually made up of a chain link fence in a fixed location with a gate. We can use powder-coated framework and vinyl coated wire. It looks nicer, but depending on the dog, can lose that attribute quickly.

Portable kennel panels we make in our shop. We start with galvanized steel tubing, cut to length, notched, and welded into panels. Next, we stretch 11 gauge chain link wire, secured with heavy duty bands, and tied to the frame with steel ties. We make a variety of kennel sizes, but a normal kennel is 6’ high, 10’ long, and 6’ wide.

Our kennel panels come with a special clamp that connects the panels together. It can be set up, taken down, and moved at any time. Some other options available to our kennels are lids, smaller gauge wire, roofs, special kennel latches, concrete slabs, heavy gauge wire, and bottom rail.

Pool Codes

Pool codes are created by the state. It’s up to the City or County to enforce the codes. For the fencing side of things, the laws are written slightly different for the type of fence constructed. The main factors pertaining to all styles is height, size of openings, and gates.

On our website is a PDF (Medford-Swimming-Pools-Guidelines) that you can print out, but here is a brief overview. The minimum height in the state of Oregon is 4’ high. Gates have to open out with self-closing and latching hardware. The release mechanism needs to be at least 54” above grade.

Chain link requirements are 1 ¼” openings or 2” mesh with the vinyl slats installed.

Iron and vinyl requirements are the same: 4” openings are a max, as long as there is sufficient space between the horizontals. If the rail spacing is not sufficient, then the vertical picket spacing needs to be 1 ¾”.

There are many wood varieties, so refer to the code for your specific style, but standard is the finish side should face out away from the pool. If the pickets aren’t touching, then 1¾” is the max gap.

The idea behind all of these is to deter a child from climbing over the fence.

Other factors the inspectors will look at are pool covers, auto closing doors, alarms on doors, and proper latching. However, these do not allow for no fencing at all. They are looking for a barrier between your door to the pool and the pool itself.