The Sag Tells The Story

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The Sag Tells The Story

 

 

 

 

We see it in fences and railings all the time, it catches our eye and we all know something is wrong with the construction. Sometimes it is an easy fix, other times it may be too late.

 

The sagging fence or railing is usually caused by trying to spam a distance between two posts or supports that are just too far apart. The gap can not hold the weight over time and sags. Sometimes this can be repaired by adding support between the posts; other times it just has to be rebuilt.

 

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Tim Sweeney
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Good information thanks.

Mar 11, 2015 11:18 PM #1
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The sag of a fence is almost a given at 6 ot 8 feet between supports...the sag of a roof on 24" centers (or wider) is most likely inevitable.

Time, Mother Nature, gravity, and sloppy construction = SAG

Mar 11, 2015 11:41 PM #2
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Grant Schneider
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Tom - that is an example that time exposes short cut construction long after the builder is gone.

Mar 11, 2015 11:52 PM #3
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Ah yes... we all have sagging stories...lol

Mar 12, 2015 02:46 AM #4
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James Dray
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So my question is did you repair or rebuild it?  We all await the answer.

Mar 12, 2015 08:44 PM #5
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Good morning Tom. it always seems to be about cutting corners, but that just keeps creating more opportunity.

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I can tell you about a few sags that are not caused by too great a span between posts...

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Vegas Bob really likes your post and it's been featured to the group:

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