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Recycled Plastic Vineyard Post and Split Rail Fencing
The Milk Jug Fence ~ a beautiful alternative to split rail vinyl fencing
Note:  This product is made to order, for an estimate, please email:  info@closetheloop.com and include the linear feet & zip code, thanks!

Recycled Plastic Vineyard Posts and Split Rail Fencing
Recycled Plastic Vineyard Posts and Split Rail Fencing
Benefits:
No more staining or painting posts and rails. Plastic fencing is a unique environmentally friendly product.

Unlike pressure treated wood, there are no hazardous chemicals to leach out.

Our recycled plastic fencing is made by a high-tech process designed to make the plastic posts and rails look like they were cut from actual redwood trees.  Fence stock is cut and shaped to make uniformly fitting posts and rails.  Standard  woodworking tools can be used to easily cut, staple or screw into the plastic fence.  Insulators are not required for electric fence installation. Plastic posts are virtually solid and do not need timber or metal inserts.


Made in Pennsylvania from:
97% post consumer recycled polyethylene (HDPE)

2% color

1% virgin polyethylene (HDPE)
Click on any photo below for a larger image.

Plastic Fence Post
Plastic Fence Post

2-hole post, 6 foot long, approx 18 lb each
black price:  $ 28.62
brown price: $ 29.75

3-hole post, 7 foot long, approx 21 lb each
black price:  $ 30.00
brown price: $ 31.25

 


8 foot long rail
approx 18 lb each
black price:  $ 20.62
brown price: $ 21.87


TARGET SIZE:
Rails     3 1/4" by 2 1/4" oval

Black Plastic Post
Black Plastic Post

6' long undrilled post
approx weight 26 lbs
black price:   $ 22.81
brown price:  $ 24.68

7' long undrilled post
approx weight 30 lbs
black price:   $ 26.62
brown price:  $ 28.75

TARGET DIAMETER:
Posts   3 1/2" to 4"

Recycled Plastic Vineyard Posts and Split Rail Fencing
Recycled Plastic Vineyard Posts
Recycled Plastic Vineyard Post/Poles
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Vineyard poles, 8 ft ht. 4" dia                                
$ 25.15   41 lbs approximate weight
 (available in black only)
more photos here

 

Linear Foot Price based on one post and 2 rails:

Price per linear foot for 2-rail fencing
black price per LF =  $ 8.73
brown price per LF = $ 9.18

Linear Foot Price based on one post and 3 rails:

Price per linear foot for 3-rail fencing
black price per LF =  $ 11.48
brown price per LF = $ 12.11

 
Recycled Plastic Products Weights & Pricing
                                                                   Color          Approximate
                                                          Brown     Black     Weight
8 ft. long rails, 3 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in oval   $ 21.87   $ 20.62   18 lbs
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Two hole posts, 6 ft ht.                         $ 29.75   $ 28.62   18 lbs
Two hole corner posts, 6 ft ht.               $ 37.50   $ 36.25   26 lbs
UNDRILLED, 6 ft ht.                              $ 24.68   $ 22.81   26 lbs
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Price per linear foot - two rail                $  9.18    $  8.73
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Three foot gate for two rail fence             50 lbs
Actual dimensions:  32 in wide x 32 in high
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Three hole posts, 7 ft ht.                       $ 31.25   $ 30.00   21 lbs
Three hole corner posts, 7 ft ht.             $ 43.75   $ 42.50   30 lbs
UNDRILLED posts, 7 ft ht.                       $ 28.75   $ 26.62   30 lbs
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Price per linear foot - three rail               $ 12.11   $ 11.48
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Four foot gate for three rail fence              75 lbs
Actual dimensions:  44 in wide x 48 in high
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Vineyard poles, 8 ft ht. 2.5"-3" dia           $ 16.56   $ 15.37   18 lbs
Vineyard poles, 8 ft ht. 4" dia                                $ 25.15   41 lbs (available in black only)
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Lincoln Log End Cuts, 8 ft long                  $ 17.56   $ 16.37   18 lbs
Lincoln Log End Cuts, 4 ft long                  $  9.31    $  8.68     9 lbs
Lincoln Log End Cuts, 2 ft long                  $  5.13    $  4.85   4.5 lbs
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Flower Box 16 in. sq. x 9 in. high              $ 37.50                 36 lbs
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Raised Garden Beds:   Mix and match logs for desired size; Add $ 1.25 for corner dowels.  
Pounds listed are approximate.

Why you should feel good about buying this fence:

No need to paint it
Termites & carpenter bees won't eat it
Low maintenance
Made from 97% post-consumer recycled plastic
As close to nature as you can get without cuting down trees

Plastic fence is a popular alternative to wooden fence.  Although the up front cost of plastic fence causes potential users to pause before purchasing, further investigation convinces many of the long term value.  A major cost is the installation of the fence, and is identical for both plastic fence and wooden fence.  After a few years in service, wooden fence begins to rot, particularly at the ground level.  At this time the wooden fence begins to fall apart, and will need to be replaced.  This means that the fence owner has to not only purchase more wooden fence, but also pay again for the installation.  This does not occur with plastic fence.  Add to this feature the fact that plastic fence does not have to be painted, and the benefits of plastic fence outweigh the initial cost.  For these reasons plastic fence is referred to as “low maintenance” fence.

Another feature of plastic fence is its flexibility.  The benefit of flexibility is that the fence will bend if hit with a force.  For example, suppose a tree were to fall across a fence.  If the fence is made of wood, in all probability the fence rails will break and fall out.  If the fence is made of plastic, the fence rails are more likely to bend and fall out.  These plastic fence rails can be reinstalled; no need to buy replacement rails.  

The plastic fence offered by Close The Loop has two additional features.  Due to extensive R&D efforts, our plastic fence has the look and feel of real trees.  The fence is round in shape and has a high surface texture that resembles tree bark.  Yet, the surface is smooth to the touch.  No other fence in the market place has this feature.  A second feature is that our fence is made from recycled plastic, mostly milk jugs.  With over five years of our fence sales, Close The Loop has demonstrated that being made from recycled material does not mean inferior quality.  


Made from Milk Jugs & Other Recycled Plastics
Made from Milk Jugs & Other Recycled Plastics
For more information or a written price quote on plastic post and rail, please
email:  info@closetheloop.com  with your linear feet requirements & zip code.

The plastic post and rail fence and the vineyard poles are specifically designed and manufactured to give the appearance of being made from real trees.  That is why these products have a nominally round shape.  The diameters are specifically made to vary along the length of the product, and are made to be irregular.  Stated diameters of these products are the target ranges used in the manufacturing process.  Actual diameters will vary within and around these ranges.

Fencing may exhibit slight bending.  This will not affect performance and is strictly cosmetic.


Plastic Fence Rails Vs. Wooden Fence Rails

  • Plastic fence rails will not rot the way wooden fence rails will rot
  • Plastic fence rails do not need to be painted; wooden fence rails need periodic painting
  • Plastic fence rails are more flexible than wooden fence rails
  • Plastic fence rails will sag slightly more than wooden fence rails
  • Plastic fence rails will not give you slivers; wooden fence rails can

Plastic fence rails are smoother than wooden fence rails.  This means that the plastic fence rails will slide more easily than wooden rails.  To keep the plastic fence rails from sliding out of the post holes, we recommend that you fasten the rails to the posts with deck screws.  However, it is important to fasten the rails only at every other post.  This allows the plastic rails to expand and contract with the temperature changes of the seasons.


Our recycled plastic post and rail fence is easy to install:

1.   Layout the post hole locations eight (8) feet apart.

2.   Dig the first two post holes.  Dig post holes 28 to 30 inches deep.

3.   Insert the first post in its hole, fill the hole with dirt, and tamp
down the soil.  Make sure that the post is vertical and plumb, and that the
post holes are aligned on the fence line.

4.   Set the second post in its hole making sure that it is eight (8) feet
from the first post.  Fill the hole with dirt and tamp down the soil.  Make
sure that the post is vertical and plumb, and that the post holes are
aligned on the fence line.

5.   Insert the lower rail into the lower post holes.  Next insert the upper
rails into the upper post holes.  NOTE: Some rails have a slight bow in
them.  Install these rails with the bow down.  All rails tend to sag
slightly over time.  By installing the rails with the bows down, all rails
will have a uniform look over time.
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6.  Next, dig the hole for the third post eight feet from the  
second post.  Set the post in the hole, fill the hole with dirt, tamp   
down the soil.  Make sure that the post is vertical and plumb, and  
that the post holes are aligned on the fence line.  

 7.  To install the next set of rails, slide the lower rail through 
the lower post hole of the third post.  Pull the lower rail up to the   
second post and insert it into the lower post hole of the second post.  
Repeat this procedure for the upper rails.    

8.   Repeat this process with each section of fence to create your fence line.

9.  Plastic fence rails are smoother than wooden fence rails.  This means
that the plastic fence rails will slide much more easily than wooden rails.
To keep the plastic fence rails from sliding out of the post holes, we
recommend that you fasten the rails to the posts with deck screws.  Fasten
each end of the rails to the posts.  A three (3) inch deck screw will catch
two rail ends in one post hole.  Drilling a pilot hole in the web of each
post hole will make for an easier installation of the deck screws.  Do not
bury the head of the screw in the plastic post.  It will be easier to
extract the screw if the need ever arises.

10.   After all of the posts and rails have been installed you may secure the rails 
with deck screws.  Make sure that the fence rails are centered in the posts before 
securing them with the deck screws.

11.   Have fun installing your new recycled plastic fence.

Please contact us at info@closetheloop.com if you have any questions.

Our plastic fencing is installed at Polk Township Municpal Building in Kresgeville, PA
and at the following National Parks:
Delaware Water Gap National Park & Recreation Center near Bushkill, PA at mile marker 5
Arches National Park in Utah
Payette National Forest in Idaho
Division of Forestry & Wildlife in Lihue, Hawaii
Thank you for using our recycled product!!!


Patrick Kelley, Inventor
Bio:  Patrick Kelley, inventor of rustic-looking plastic fencing:

Pat has a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Rutgers University.  His early work experience was with various chemical processing companies.  He then spent sixteen years with Mobil Chemical Company in the plastics division where he worked mainly on the extrusion of blown film.  In 1992 he left Mobil to start his own plastics processing company.  Pat is the managing member of Waste Not Technologies, LLC located in Saylorsburg PA.  The company manufactures post and rail fence from recycled HDPE; mostly post consumer milk jugs.  Pat has two patents for plastic products.  His association with Northampton Community College began in 1992 when he taught his first course in “Polymer Processing”.  Since that time he has also taught “Introduction to Plastics” and several levels of mathematics.  Pat is an active member of The Society of Plastics Engineers, and currently serves as president of the Lehigh Valley chapter.  He also serves on the advisory board for the Emerging Technology Application Center at Northampton Community College, and the Solid Waste Advisory Committee of Monroe County, PA.

Fence covered by U S Patent No. D583,486S, other patents pending





 

According to the EPA website and their on-line calculator to determine the greenhouse gas benefit of our recycled plastic wood fence, the following results were determined:

As of January, 2009, we have recycled 123,454 pounds of plastic into fence. That results in a greenhouse gas benefit equal to 28 passenger cars not driven for one year.


Therefore, if you purchase 600 ft of three rail fence, or 850 ft of two rail fence, you will have contributed the greenhouse gas benefit equal to one passenger car not driven for one year.

 


 
100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts ~ 40 PA TROOPS collect THOUSANDS of pounds of plastic (WOW) to be made in fencing in NEPA at Waste Not Technologies, and get paid for it!

Check out our plastic fencing Photo Album & Video Album here...

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