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Stacked Tires for Privacy Wall

 
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I'm not sure how the permies group feels about using tires in projects, I'm personally not a big fan but running out of ideas. I have over 100 acres so losing some ground space isn't a big loss. I live in an area of New Mexico that I can't find a fencing company or help to do the fence. I needed to come up with something easy enough for one person to do. So I thought maybe stacking old tires and stucco cover it would be a cheap and easy option for fencing and working in 8-10' privacy walls in certain areas. I've seen videos of packing tires with dirt for retaining walls or structural walls but would that be needed for a free standing fence?

What are your thoughts on using tires to build a privacy wall around a property I need it to be functional for keeping livestock out as well as livestock in. Thank you for your thoughts and insight.
 
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I have built walls with tyres, 4-5ft tall.
I sort the tyres into columns of the same tyre brand, model and size.
As I stack them in columns I screw each tyre to the one each side.
And I filled the column centre with empty beer bottles.
I offset each column a bit so looking down they have a W shape along the fence line.
This gives the wall a bit of stability.
 
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What about a pallet fence?



https://permies.com/t/8617/animal-care/fence-pallets

 
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Anne Miller wrote:What about a pallet fence?



https://permies.com/t/8617/animal-care/fence-pallets



I thought about  I'm trying to fence 80+ acres I have a total 140+ that I'd eventually like completely fenced .

I have since done more research on using tires and have decided against it after reading about leaching of heavy metals and other toxins. We catch much of our water and divert water and want to avoid a contaminated run off.
 
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Do you need to fence the whole perimeter?

When we had our homestead we decided to have goats so we only fenced a small area with a goat fence. We already had cattle fencing, as in barbed wire.

I hired a friend's kid to help me and he and I did all the work needed for that fence.

Once the t-posts were set the rest was fairly easy.
 
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