Installing chain link fence

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Old 02-10-08, 05:53 PM
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Installing chain link fence

I want to install a chain link fence from my house to a detached garage, but I do not want to have to break up the concrete to set the posts. Is there anyway to attach the posts to the concrete without having to break up the concrete and repour it.
 
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tjsmith19,

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How long is the run??

You may be able to find a local welder who can make you posts with a flange on the bottom that can be red-headed to the existing slab. That would work in a fairly short run (20 or 30 feet), as long as there are no gates involved.
 
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It is only about 13 feet across, but I do want to put in a gate.
 
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What size gate?
You will need a hole at least 2 feet deep to anchor the gate post.

Look for a contractor to cut the holes with a concrete hole saw.
 
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Like wirepuller38 said, having a gate means you need footings at least for the 2 gate posts. A concrete cutting contractor can core drill the holes or you can go to a rental yard like United Rental or whatever's close and rent the drill and the bit to core drill the holes. Might as well drill them all -- you're only looking at 3 or 4 holes, depending on where you locate the gate.
 
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Originally Posted by Wirepuller38 View Post
What size gate?
You will need a hole at least 2 feet deep to anchor the gate post.

Look for a contractor to cut the holes with a concrete hole saw.

We do alot of inside jobs and basement storage lockers and we always use posts on plates with anchor bolts. They are usually 8 plus 1 and have never had a single problem with them holding. We even do 30ft cantalever gates with anchor bolts on inside jobs and have no problems with them. I think 13 ft run will be no problem.
 
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Anchor Bolts

We used to anchor our heavier machines with redheads and other anchors but found they eventually worked out. We finally solved our problem with threaded rod anchored in epoxy. I believe that this is the strongest anchor available.

Jim
 
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