I am going to be constructing a 100ft length of feather edge fencing. I will be constructing myself from the raw materials. It will be 6ft feather sitting ontop of 6" gravel board. 8ft posts with 3 arris rails and the posts at 8ft intervals(14). I have all the materials being delivered for the end of the month and now I am thinking about the construction process.
I am wondering about the post holes, the posts will be going into soil/mud and I intend to use postcrete to secure them in place. Can anyone help with how wide the hole shoud be, as it needs to be 1.5ft deep? I have also seen the post hole tools, that are like a pair of scoops, are these any good and worthwhile getting? I am guessing a spade may make the hole way too big trying to get down 1.5ft.
It is also going to be a lot of nails, so I am thinking I will need to get a nail gun. I have looked and there seem to be two types, electric and air powered. I am guessing air powered need a seperate air compressor?
There also seem to be ones that are for brad nails, T-Nails or ring/strip nails?
Can anyone help me out on what is best suited and what kind of nails I will need?
Maybe I will be better hiring one ?
Thank you for any advice,