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Converting 4ft chain link fence to 8ft privacy fence

Converting 4ft chain link fence to 8ft privacy fence

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Old 02-18-08, 11:54 AM
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Converting 4ft chain link fence to 8ft privacy fence

My existing posts are solid as can be, but I live in the panhandle, so hurricanes are an issue. Anyone have any suggestions, should I go with 6ft? What kind of brackets should I use to connect the 2x4s to the metal posts?
 

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Old 02-19-08, 08:23 AM
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There will be a huge difference in wind resistance between the open meshed chain link fence and a solid six or eight foot privacy fence. I advise you to check local building codes before you proceed. Good luck with your project.
 
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there are several designs of privacy fence that allow some of that air pressure to dissapate.Wirepuller is right on the mark in that being a first consideration. as to your bracket the big box should have a simple u-bolt made for this situation in the hardware or the fence aisle,
 
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And is it legal to build an 8' tall fence where you're at??

Anything over 6' tall where I'm at requires engineering and a building permit. At 6' or less, neither is required.
 
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