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February 2015

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48 • FEBRUARY 2015 • WORLD FENCE NEWS "Average" day turns out to be a real character builder continued from page 46 when you're supposed to be working for me." She also started a diatribe about having company coming and she needed the fence done before they arrived. She also brought up the point that the posts were too tall. Then she began berating me for leaving tracks in her grass from my wheelbarrow. I just about lost it. I was putting the last spare posts onto the bed of the truck when the lady came running out the front door. She was yelling at me, "I'm not pay- ing you to be helping somebody else I took a long, hard, deep breath, then told her that I would finish up to- morrow. "You can't leave now! The posts are all different heights." I told her not to worry, "It will all come out in the wash." I said, "Early in the morning I'll pick up the rails, cut the pickets to their proper dimensions, size the posts and install the pickets." I got in my truck, backed out of the drive and pulled up and stopped in front of that old man's house. As I was walking up to the guy I said, "I'll bet you a dollar to a donut that I can re- move that tree for you on the first try." "You're on, smarty-pants", he said. I threw down a scrap piece of wood at the drip line, took one of the six foot cedar posts and stood it on end. I tipped the post inward to the tree and then laid the chain across the top. "Okay, now pull up and take out the slack." When he was ready, I told him to just pull away easy. That old half dead Alberta popped out of the ground like a cork out of a wine bottle. I got back into my truck and headed home. Standing in the shower relieved all my pent up troubles of the day. I talked to myself while standing there: "Self, it was just another bump in the road in the day of a tired fencer!" Jim Forrer (retired) Caldwell, Idaho BD Loops presents special tech seminar at NAFCA Expo 2014 BD Loops general manager Bri- an Dickson brought his popular "Ev- erything You Need to Know about Loops" seminar to the North Amer- ican Fence Contractors Association (NAFCA) Expo 2014 on Dec. 4 in St. Charles, Mo. The seminar covered loop size and placement, loops in parallel and series, loop phasing, how to make more money installing loops, time saving tricks and techniques, how to properly diagnose a faulty loop system and more. "Like NAFCA, BD Loops prides ourselves on our commitment to ed- ucating and improving the fence and gate industry," said Dickson. "We feel our loop class has saved installers lots of time and money when installing and troubleshooting loop systems. For a short one-hour investment of their time they are learning everything they need to know about loop systems from the loop experts. "Students walking away from our class feel confident installing and selling loops; all their questions are answered and they are able to build a relationship with a manufacturer that will always be there to help," he said. "Learning how to properly install loops and how to quickly diagnose loop systems can potentially save in- stallers thousands of dollars in materi- al and labor costs. Loops shouldn't be the cause of your headaches, and we do our best to educate installers with that in mind." Visit to view their schedule of upcoming shows and educational seminars, or to view the extensive library of educational arti- cles and test results. To request a free seminar be held at your favorite distributor, contact BD Loops at 714-890-1604. BD Loops is a manufacturer of preformed direct burial and saw-cut inductance loops and installation tools. Brian Dickson educates dealers on time and money saving ways to more efficiently install loops. (BD Loops photo) Gate Operator Covers Flat Cap Pyramid Cap Pre-Formed Faux Rock Pillars ³,I\RXFDQ¶WWHOOWKHGLIIHUHQFHZKDWGLIIHUHQFHGRHVLWPDNH´ Starting at $94.50 Ɣ No mason required Ɣ Same day installation Ɣ Maintenance free Ɣ Impact resistant / durable Ɣ No sub-contractors Ɣ One person installation Ɣ UV fade resistant Ɣ Can be shipped by UPS! Before After Tri Custom Manufacturing w w w . t r i c m . c o m Phone 435-563-0261 Toll Free 1-866-833-9589 Stack Section 21" x 21" x 15 1/2" high Main Pillar Section 21" x 21" x 46" high (Add 10 1/2" for pyramid cap and 4" for À at cap)

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