For many homeowners, a chain link fence is a priority for a yard.
Whether your goal is to keep children and pets safely in the yard or to keep nearby animals out, the chain link fence is a practical solution.
The chain link fences are sturdy, virtually maintenance-free and can last for decades. Please check the various sections of the link fence here.
Chain link fence gate is also one of the most cost effective fence types available.
Please do the following:
After all the preparations have been completed, the next step is to measure the paddock to determine how many fences are needed. In the United States, the chain link fences usually in units of 50 feet, so it is best to use feet.
Measure the perimeter of the yard and determine how many volumes are needed. Don't forget to plan where to enlarge the door. To determine how many posts you need, first find the whereabouts of the terminal (end) post. These include the corner posts and the sides of each gate. The maximum spacing between intermediate columns is typically 10 feet, but it is best to follow the manufacturer's recommendations. Do math to determine how many you need. The size of the gate should include the space between the pillar and the gate. For example, a 4 foot long gate needs exactly 4 feet between the pillars.
Use a tape measure and stake to place it on the ground where the chain link fence will pass. It helps to mark the corners first and line between the corners to ensure a straight line. Then mark the position of each fence pile with a stake.
Use the back hole digger to create a hole for each pile. The size of each post hole should be three times the diameter of the column and the depth should be equal to one third of the length of the column.
4. Mark the ground wire
Mark the ground wire of each terminal with paint. The top of each end post should be 2 inches above the top line of the fence. The top of each intermediate column should be less than 2 inches. If you install a fence on an uneven floor, you may need to adjust the ground wire accordingly.
5. Set and pour the terminal
Starting with a terminal terminal, place the terminal in the center of its hole and then position it to the vertical position using horizontal and plumb lines. Secure it in place and fill the holes around it with wet concrete. Be sure to tilt the concrete away from the column to allow water to flow away from the base. In addition, concrete is filled in each hole up to approximately 4 inches below the grade. This helps prevent future sinking and fills the holes with dust, making the installation more aesthetically pleasing. Repeat the remaining terminals.
6. Set and pour wire column
The wire post is set in the same way as the terminal. To ensure proper placement, you may need to delay marking and tapping the hole until the stud is in place.
7. Add accessories to the post
After solidifying the concrete, a tensile force and a support belt are applied to each of the columns. Make sure that the long, flat side of the strap is toward the outside of the fence (towards the link side). Each end post should have evenly spaced tension bands. To determine how many tension bands are needed on each column, measure the height of the fence and subtract one. For example, on a 5 foot long fence, each column requires 4 tension bands. Attach the terminal cap to the top of each terminal. Attach a looper to each terminal.
Slide the top rail over the ring cap. If necessary, trim it with a pipe cutter. Secure the end of the rail to the terminal strap. Tighten the hardware.
8. Attach one end of the protective net
Slide the tension bar vertically over the diamond end of the starting end of the guardrail fabric. Fix it on the tension band on the first column.
9. Hanging the fence
Extend the fence grid along the length of the first part of the fence. Secure it to the top rail with a fence strap when in use. Cut to length; you may need to stitch the longer parts together. Learn about the wire gauge dimensions for the link grid here.
10. Stretching fence
Use a fence tensioner to tension the mesh tensioner between the ends of the ends. Slide the tension bar over the distal end beside the fence lever and secure to the end tension strap on the distal post. Repeat steps 10-12 for the rest of the fence.
11. Install the door
Please follow the manufacturer's instructions to install the link gate.
If you like DIY projects and have strong construction skills, there should be no problem installing the chain link fence. This will also save you the labor costs of installing it. However, if you are not sure if the project is right for you, consider having a fence company do it for you. Either way, you will love the result - a sturdy, beautiful fence.