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How to Install Chain Link Fence?

There are a few steps that you need to follow when installing a chain link fence. For starters, you need to buy the right size of posts. You will need line posts and corner posts. Line posts are slightly wider than corner posts and will need a little more than half an inch of gravel around them. Next, you will need to dig post holes. 

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Tension wire adds rigidity to the bottom of a chain-link fence 

Tension wire adds rigidity to the lower part of chain-link fences. It is inserted through the bottom loops of the fence fabric and is secured around the end posts. Tension wire is placed to prevent animals from pushing through the fence. It should be placed every 24 inches along the top rail and every twelve to sixteen inches along the line posts. It is available in roll form, and can be cut with metal clippers. To attach the wire, place hog rings every two to three feet. 

Tension wire is typically barbless, 7-gauge coil wire that is attached to the bottom of the fence. The wire prevents the bottom of the fence from slipping up due to the weight. It is secured to the posts using hog rings every two feet. 

End post / corner post adds support and rigidity to the top of a chain-link fence 

A chain-link fence is supported on its top rail by posts called end posts and corner posts. These posts add support and rigidity to the top rail of a chain-link fence and serve as gate openings. There are also other types of posts, including line posts, which are shorter than corner posts. The posts are set in concrete or a similar material, which enables them to settle in the ground. 

Adding an end post or corner post at the top of a chain-link fence adds additional support and rigidity to the top of curved top rails. When installing corner posts, be sure to dig holes for them and set them in dry cement. Place the top and bottom rails evenly, with the top rail set at about 75mm below the post height and the bottom rail set at approximately 175mm from the plinth. The mid-rail should be placed in the middle of the fence, and if you are using a cap, make sure it is flush with the top of the post. When cutting a notch, make sure the rail is cut to fit and chiseled flush with the top of the post. 

The end post or corner post adds support and rigidity to a chain-link fence’s top. It can also be used for a decorative purpose. A corner post adds extra height to a chain-link fence and helps to add aesthetic appeal to a property. 

Calculating the number of line posts required for a chain-link fence 

If you’re planning to install a chain-link fence in your yard, you’ll need to know how many line posts you’ll need for a ten-foot-wide fence. Start by sketching the fence’s length on a piece of paper. Next, mark the corners of your property with stakes. The stakes should be about 4 inches inside the property line. Divide this figure by 10 to get the number of line posts you’ll need. Remember to allow for gates when measuring, as well. 

There are two types of line posts. Line posts are smaller in diameter than corner posts, and terminal posts are larger in diameter. You’ll need a minimum of four line posts for every six feet of chain-link fence, and a minimum of five terminal posts for every ten feet of fence length.