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How to Install a Vinyl Privacy Fence

The gate posts for vinyl privacy fences are just a hollow vinyl post. You have to add an aluminum I Beam to the center of it to help reinforce its form and structure. The post holes need to be dug down to 30″. Once you get the post holes dug,put some concrete in the holes. Then insert the post. Level up the post and add more concrete until you are just about 3″ below the ground. Use a bar to poke at the concrete as you insert it into the hole to help make sure it’s getting in there really good and even. The posts will ideally have time to set in the concrete for 24 hours before hanging anything on them like gates.

When installing the regular part of the fence,start at the high point of the yard. It makes it much easier to go downhill with the fence installation rather than uphill. The posts for the fence will be different than the posts for the gate. You’ll put a piece of pressure treated wood in the bottom of the fence post to provide it some extra reinforcement. But,the pressure treated wood should not interfere with the holes in the post where the fence panels will be mounted. When placing your post into the hole in the ground,be sure the bottom hole in the post remains above grade before adding the concrete to the hole. Add about a foot of concrete into the hole and then finish it off with the dirt you originally pulled out to make the hole.

Once you install your first post,you can run a string line along the entire length of where the rest of the fence will be installed. Then,dig all of the holes you need for the privacy fence installation. Prep everything for installing the posts quickly. Once the first post is installed,you are ready to put in a fence panel.

Insert the panel ends into the fence post holes. Then,put in a screw at the top and the bottom of each panel to hold it securely to the post. Once you put in the first panel,you are immediately ready to install the next post. Bring the post over and insert it into the hole and insert the other end of the fence panel into the post holes simultaneously. Check your post height in preparation of the next panel. Make sure it’s all level. Then add the concrete to the hole to secure the post.

Simply repeat this process until all the panels and fence posts have been installed.

Some things to consider about your vinyl fence are that some people will say that they are flimsy. But,not all vinyl fence material is created equal. High quality vinyl fences will incorporate aluminum I Beams to prevent the panels and frames from sagging and bowing. And,high quality vinyl fences will also use pressure treated 6 x 6″ wood in the bottom of each fence post. The really nice thing about a vinyl privacy fence is that you will not have to paint it. They should last for a very long time. A saying in the industry is ‘vinyl is final’.

There you have it… enjoy your new vinyl privacy fence! IF doing this yourself is not something you wish to do,try contacting your local fence installation company like- to install your vinyl privacy fence for you.

A Day in the Life of an HVAC Technician

We begin the day by heading to our first service call at a residential home located in Newark Delaware. The- technician going to this HVAC service call recently received his master HVAC technician certification and license to work. He graduated from the Air Conditioner’s Contractor Apprenticeship Program. Both his professional training and his on the job experience has helped him to become confident in any work that he performs,especially with what he may be facing on his first service call of the day.

The day usually is structured with a set schedule that comes from the main office or dispatch. But according to the technician,the schedule can change if emergency heating repair or emergency air conditioning repair jobs come up. This happens more frequently in the dead of winter or the peak of summer.

Finally,we arrive at our first call,bright and early in the morning by 7am. That’s the earliest that we could make it out to our customer in need of heating repair. Apparently,their forced air heating system has been blowing cold air over the weekend. And now,since we are in the dead of winter and in the middle of a sub zero degree weather system,a functional heating system is extremely important and needed. Anyway,we arrive with our fully stocked truck ready to work with the customer and provide the best possible heating repair solution we can come up with.

Time to get to work. With our tools,the customer leads us to the basement where the main heating system or furnace is located. Before we get into the nitty gritty,lets start with the basics. What exactly is an HVAC Technician? HVAC technicians work on heating,ventilation,cooling and refrigeration systems that control the temperature and air quality in buildings big and small. They have several different tasks that they handle. Before they start they test the heating or cooling system functionality to determine what needs to be repaired and from there they start their work.

Once their work is completed on this residential home,they succeed in getting the furnace to blow hot air again and getting the homeowner warmed up again. Next stop… back at the shop. We return to the shop to pick up some badly needed supplies. It’s important to keep the truck stocked up with the tools,spare parts and other supplies anticipated for the next service call. This helps to save time and cut down on overall repair costs. Plus we don’t want to leave the customer waiting too long to get back up and running.

Ultimately,HVAC technicians need to be highly skilled and prepared in order to carry out any and all repairs that come their way during a typical schedule day. If you are looking to get into a trade for work,this is a great time. The construction industry is in dire need of skilled workers. It’s expected to grow twice as fast as any other industry and will face an estimated shortage of 1.6 million workers by the year 2022. Becoming an HVAC technician can be an excellent choice as good ones with the training and expertise are in high demand. -is often hiring. If you look around you may be able to find a company that will help to pay for your training and help you get closer to completing your certifications.

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