How to Install a Chain Link Fence

A chain link fence is a great way of creating boundaries around a location like your yard while still keeping the space open and being able to see all around. If you are looking for something to provide seclusion then a chain link fence is probably not the best choice for you unless you are going to plant hedging along the fence. But by itself a chain link fence is very poor for seclusion as it is so open.

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Required Tools:

-Fencing
-Post hole digger
-Carpenter’s level
-Strong string and stakes

Required Materials:

-Fencing
-Top rails
-Terminal Posts
-Line posts
-Cement
-Tension bars
-Tension bands
-Terminal post caps
-Loop caps
-Brace bands
-Carriage bolts
-Wire ties

Instructions:

As with all other home improvement projects, the first step when installing a chain link fence is to check if you need any building and zoning permits before you install your fence. Once this is worked out you may start. Use string and stakes to mark out the area where the fence will run. Find your underground utilities and stake out the place they are in so you do not interfere with them.

Use the post hole digger to dig holes 8-10 inches wide with a even bottom and not a rounded one, in other words the posts must rest level in the hole. Plant your terminal posts first (corner, end and gate posts) and use the cement to keep them in position. Use the level to guarantee that the posts are straight and level.

Next, dig holes for the line posts a maximum of 10 feet apart, between the terminal posts, 4 inches shorter than the terminal posts and cement them into place too; see to it that they are also straight.

Now slide the tension and brace bands over each terminal post and place a post cap on the top. Put loop caps on the top of ever line post and run the top rail through the loop caps. Use carriage bolts to attach the top rail to the brace band. Connect the top rails together right around the fenced area.

Lastly unroll the chain link material on the ground along the fence line and place a tension bar through the last link on the fencing. Put the fencing against the posts and fasten the tension bar to the terminal post with the tension bands and carriage bolts. Use the wire ties to stretch parts of the fencing to the top rail and keep it from sagging.

 

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