LESLIE: Ron in California is on the line and needs some help with a fence. Tell us about it. Hate your neighbors or just want some more privacy?
RON: Not exactly. I don’t hate my neighbors. I have a big property. We’re living in a 10-acre parcel up in – close to Yosemite National Park. So I need a fence to keep wild bears out.
TOM: Oh, beautiful.
LESLIE: OK. Oh, wow.
RON: Right now, there’s a wire fence that is surrounding the back of the property. So we have also a terrain that – it’s kind of hard, if we’re going to put back the same kind of wire fence. So, I’m looking for a design of fence that I could be able to use to set it up as a regular fence to keep wild bears out.
TOM: Wild animals? So, you say it’s a wire fence. Is it like a thin wire fence, like not a real sturdy one?
RON: Yes. They’re a thin wire fence, yes.
TOM: Hmm. Alright. Well, I mean look, you’ve got some options. You can use a solid fence, like a wood fence, or you could use a chain-link fence. Or you could use a metal fence to keep wild bears out.
Now, when you say wildlife, how big are we talking about?
LESLIE: Bears, I bet.
TOM: You’re going to need a pretty strong fence. So I think your only option is going to be chain link and it’s going to have to be a pretty high chain-link fence. And it’s going to have to be professionally installed. So that’s a really big project.
RON: Alright. Great. Thank you very much (inaudible).
TOM: Alright. So I wish we had better luck for you but you want a fence that can keep those bears out, you know. They can be 1,000 pounds. You’re going to need something pretty sturdy.
RON: Yes. And I really don’t want them to come over.
TOM: Yeah, I don’t blame you.
LESLIE: No, I don’t blame you.
TOM: I wouldn’t want them, either.
TOM: Yeah, well, I guess that’s what you get for living so close to nature. But you’ve got a beautiful backyard nonetheless. So, Ron, thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT and good luck with that project.
RON: Thank you very much for your time.