Chain Link Fence
Chain link fencing is affordable, durable and it is truly maintenance free. It comes in both galvanized and colored. You can also add slats for privacy. But it can also be one of the toughest types of fencing to install for the DIY. There are a lot of parts and pieces that make up a chain link fence. Do yourself a favor and take the time to get to know the components of a chain link fence before you attempt to install one. You can hover over any picture for a closer view. Then use the material calculator to get a list of all the items that you will need to build your fence. And of course you can always let us part out your fence for free.
Fence CalculatorWith our calculator it is easy to determine what you will need for your fencing project. Make a quick sketch of the fence line. Measure and record the distances between each terminal post. Using the calculator select the height of the fence. Enter the quantity of each type of terminal post. (The number of line posts needed will be calculated for you.) Line posts are calculated to be on 10' centers or less. Enter the lengths for each fence section. The calculator can handle up to 12 different fence sections.
The example fence below would have: 6 end posts, 4 corner posts, 1 bare post and fence sections of 10, 52, 32, 44, 52, 8 and 4 feet. We can make the gates for you. If you prefer to make your own gates please contact us and we will get you a list of what you will need. You can also send your sketch to us and we will part out your entire fence for you.
The accuracy of the calculator is not guaranteed. It is intended only as a tool to help you part out your fence.
Chainlink Fence Calculator
Chainlink Fence Installation Instructions
All fence posts should be set in concrete or foam. If you are using concrete be certain that the hole depth goes below the frost line for your area. The frost-line can vary from 0" to over five feet deep. If the concrete does not go below this point the post can be shoved up when the frost comes out of the ground in the spring. If you are using structural foam there is no need to go below the frost-line as foam is not affected by the spring thaw like concrete is. In either case be sure that your post is plumb and square. Let the concrete set up for at least three days. The foam will be ready in about an hour.
1. Set the terminal posts at the full height of the fence. Install the caps.
2. Set the line posts 3 inches lower than the terminal posts. Install the eyetops.
3. Feed the top rail through the eyetops and connect it to the terminal posts with rail ends and brace bands.
4. Attach the fence fabric to one terminal post with a tension bar and tension bands.
5. Lay the fabric along the fence line.
6. Loosely attach the fabric to the top rail with ties.
7. Stretch the fabric to the next terminal post.
8. Attach the fabric to the post with a tension bar and tension bands.
9. Tie off the fence along the top rail and at the line posts.
10. Using brace bands and hog rings install a ground wire along the bottom if desired.
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