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How to Hang Fencing on a Metal Pole?

Whether you’re a beginner fencer or a master, hanging fencing on a metal pole is an easy and effective way to erect a sturdy fence. The key is knowing how to properly set your posts, and then assembling them correctly and using the proper materials. 

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1. Install Posts

To get started, dig a hole slightly wider than your fence post and deeper than it is wide. This ensures that it will sit flush with the ground and not have to lean back or sink. 

2. Identify Your Property’s Boundaries

It’s important to make sure that your fence doesn’t go into your neighbor’s property or interfere with their view of your home. You may also need to identify the layout of any pipes or cables running through your yard. 

3. Use a Fence Guide

To help with the installation process, create a string guide between your T-posts so that they’ll be aligned properly. The guideline should be 8-12 feet apart. 

4. Stretch Wire

Before constructing your fence, take the time to determine the amount of wire you’ll need. The length will depend on how tall your fence is and the width of your panels. If you’re putting up a five- to six-strand barbed wire fence, you’ll need 18-24 inches of extra wire on every corner. 

5. Secure the Wire

To connect the mainline to the strands of the fence, you’ll need to attach some kind of bracket to each metal pole. There are a variety of options to choose from, including pipe rail ties and brackets with screw holes. 

6. Add a Base to the Poles

Adding gravel to the bottom of each post will not only help your fence look better but will keep it from rotting away due to contact with the soil below. The best type of gravel for this purpose is a coarse stone that’s mixed with sand. 

7. Set Posts in Concrete

As a rule of thumb, when setting fence posts, you should use concrete. However, the amount of concrete you need will depend on several factors, including the height of the fence, its design, and the type of soil where it’s being installed. 

8. Place End, Corner, and Gate Posts in Concrete

For the end, corner, and gate posts of your chain link fence, make sure they’re fully set in concrete by tamping down the base with a hand tamper or 4-foot-x-4-foot post. This is the most crucial step of installing your fence, and it’s worth doing well. 

9. Hang the Wire

Once all your fence posts are in place, it’s time to hang the fencing. You can use metal screws, or if you’re feeling ambitious, you can even hammer in the wire using baling wire or metal ties. 

If you’re using wooden posts, you’ll need to staple the wire in place with a stapler. If you’re using metal posts, you can use baling wire or metal ties to tie the wire to the top, middle, and bottom of each post.