Eco-Friendly Ways to Make a Chain Link Privacy Fence Eco-Friendly Ways to Make a Chain Link Privacy Fence

What You'll Need
Fence stretcher
Wire cutters
Crescent wrench
Pipe Cutter
Building a chain link privacy fence can be a safe and simple addition to your yard if installed correctly. Chain link fences look very good around urban areas, and fences are very safe for young children and any animals you may own. You need to make sure to obtain all of the permits you need to start building a chain link fence and putting privacy slats on them. Any underground utilities like a well, sewer tank, and a power cable need to be marked so the fence will not be driven into objects. and cause problems for the home owner. Call your local power company for more information.

Step 1 - Check your Property

Make sure the fence will be on your property. Knowing the property line is very important so there is no hostility between your neighbors for putting your fence on their yard. It is best to place the fence four feet within the property so there is no argument about property lines.

Step 2 - Finding where the Terminal Poles go

The distance between the posts will have to be determined after you add the width of the gate, and how the hinges and latches measure. The 2 different gates are walk gates and double drive gates. They both need different measurements for the hinges, for the walk gate there needs to be 3 3/4 inches for the hinges and latches, while the double drive gates are a little bigger measuring 5 1/2 inches. After the holes are dug for the terminal poles, you can fill them in a little with cement. Insert the poles centered into the cement, and use a level to make sure they are not leaning. Make sure to crown the foot holdings, so water may flow freely away from the posts. Let the cement dry for about an hour, while checking them regularly to make sure the poles don’t get moved and stay straight.

Step 3 - Line Posts

When the terminal posts are in place, and the cement is dried, it’s time to put in the line posts. These posts have to be place fairly close together, depending on the size of the fence. After the holes are dug, pour in the cement and set the poles into it use a level if needed.

Step 4 - Fitting

After all of the concrete has dried, you will need to put on the fittings. The Tension bar needs to be put onto all of the terminal posts your put on earlier. Terminal caps need to be put on the terminal poles.

Step 5 - Top Rail

Insert the top rail next to one of the terminal posts, and fasten it to the top with a brace band. Make sure the top rail and the brace band are fastened with a carriage bolt.

Step 6 - Chain Links

Roll out the chain links, and put a tension bar into the very start of the chain links. Set the fence up on the poles, and secure the fence onto each pole. Stretch the fence from the first pole to the last, while fastening the chain link to each pole. After cutting unneeded chain links, your fence is complete.

Got a New Project You're Proud of?

Post it on Your Projects!