Introduction: DIY Temporary Rental Friendly PVC Fence

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We needed a fence in the backyard for Steph's greyhound. Unfortunately, the backyard does not lend itself to traditional fencing as there is a lot of landscaping along the property lines. Two sides of the yard border the neighborhood green space which is overgrown with lots of bushes, weeds, and huge trees! Putting in a traditional fence would mean taking out much of the landscaping and even then it would have been difficult with the trees and their root systems.

We decided to add a temporary fence using PVC pipe and plastic garden fencing.


(4) Everbilt 1 in. x 3.3 ft. x 25 ft. Green Plastic Garden Fence

(4) 1/2 in. x 10 ft. #4 Rebar

(7) 1/2 in. x 10 ft. 600-PSI Schedule 40 PVC Plain End Pipe

(2) FORMUFIT F012EEC-WH-10 PVC External End Cap, Furniture Grade, 1/2" Size, White (Pack of 10)

(3) 12 oz. Satin Deep Forest Green General Purpose Spray Paint

Zip Ties

Circular Saw

1-1/4 in. Ratcheting PVC Cutter

End Nippers

Staple gun

Cordless Battery Leaf Vacuum/Mulcher

Step 1: Watch the Video

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Step 2: Cut Rebar and PVC

The fence supports are rebar with PVC covers. We cut the rebar into sections that were two feet each. The PVC was first cleaned with mineral spirits to remove dirt and cut into 40" pieces and then sprayed painted.

Step 3: Install the Fence

To install the fence we used a mallet to pound the rebar into the ground. We placed the supports about four to six feet apart. We did go back after we finished to add additional supports where the fencing stretched too far between supports causing it to sag.

After adding the rebar, we covered it with a painted piece of PVC and added a cap to the top. The garden fencing is simply attached to the PVC support with small zip ties. The tails of the zip ties were cut off with a pair of end nippers. After installation, the zip ties were sprayed with the same paint as the PVC.

To end the fence, we stapled the garden fencing to the gate post.

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