Friday, July 28, 2006

Finials for a PVC Fence

If anyone is building a PVC fence, I wanted to point out of a source for finials.

I purchased the plastic finials pictured below from DecorativeIron.com. The item number is 16.2029.

These square finials will fit over 1/2" schedule 40 PVC. However, it is a very tight fit and it would be very difficult to get them on without heating up the PVC. If you use a heat gun to warm the PVC, the finials slide on very quick and easy. It creates a very good fit after the PVC hardens. In fact, it's very difficult to get them off.

Shipping was a bit high from DecorativeIron to Virginia at $14.53 for 100 finials, keep that in mind if you order.

BUT... they look pretty good and they kept Bucky inside the graveyard.









17 comments:

Anonymous said...

What material is used for the horizontal bars? Looks like wood, but not a 1 x 2?

Grim said...

I need some of those.

myspace.com/the halloweenguy said...

Thanks for the tip! We use these on our fence at our haunt, TERROR ON 20TH, had to buy 200 tops, the heat gun is a must! I stuck a small drywall screw in the back of each one. The kids mess with the fence while waiting in line so be sure to srew em on!

ScareFX said...

You're welcome Halloweenguy.

@anonymous - The wood is a 1x2 but it has a curved edge.

Mark said...

I did the same fence, my question is how did you secure it so it wont fall over, I love the look of it.

ScareFX said...

Mark - I use two inch PVC for the "posts" between the fence sections. I secure the sections to the posts with angle brackets and screws. The posts are placed over four foot pieces of metal rebar driven about a foot or so into the ground.

Mark said...

Thanks I love your website, I used rebar to secure my fence tonight and some zip ties for the 1 1/2" posts inbetween sections.

My ground is uneven, but it looks ok, I have one section of fence I may have to redo cause it slants to much, not sure how I messed that on up, but it is a old graveyard anyway. :D

Anonymous said...

I use 1/2" rebar, cut a 10' piece into 3 equal pieces (3'-4"). Drive them into the ground about a footwith a hammer. Leave two pvc pipes open on the bottom, third one in from each end (I cap all mine to prevent chips) and slide fence panel over the rebar. Very ridgid and no external braces! Fence goes up in minutes. I also use 1x3 wood, not 1x2. Much more sturdy

Anonymous said...

How did you get the wood on the pvc? I'm sorry if this is an obvious question, but I don't normally do things like this. :)

ScareFX said...

Anonymous -
The 1x2 horizontal wood bars have holes drilled in equally spaced increments. Just slide the PVC into holes. I used drill press to make sure the holes were straight. And I used a drill bit that was slightly smaller than PVC. That made for a very tight fit but helped keep the fence rigid.

Anonymous said...

How far apart did you put the PVC pipes?

ScareFX said...
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ScareFX said...

Anonymous -
The PVC pipes are 8 inches apart on center. There are 11 holes in the 96 inch horizontal bar.

Anonymous said...

What type of drill bit did you use for the holes.....a spade bit?

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Haunted Hollow Productions said...

If you are wanting an easy way to stand up your fence, I buy 1/2" rebar 10' and cut them in thirds (about 40"). I leave the third tube in on each end open (no screw at the bottom). Drive the Rebar into the ground about 12" with the fence lying on the ground in front of you.(You can use a chaulk line or string to keep it straight). Then just stand up the fence and slide it over the rebar. Easy setup and easy takedown.

Anonymous said...

I have a question, I just visit the site u recommend n am a little confuse it said the dimension of the item, but also said 400pc per box, when u add it to ur list, is one item, or is it actually 400pc to be deliver for this price, or u actually order the amount u need