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How to Install Fencing?

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How to Install Fencing?

1.Check for underground utilities. This is important before you start digging holes for the fence posts because power, fiber-optic or other cables may be present around the area of your fence.

2.Mark your fence line. First you must decide where you wish to erect the terminal posts and gate, the bay area (the spaces between the posts) and where you will install the plastic coated fence panels. To do this, run a roll of string along the imaginary perimeter of your fence, taking into account all fence corners.

3.Review your marked fence line. Before proceeding, check the fence line that you marked with string earlier to ensure that you have included markings for the fence gate and all corners. Make the necessary adjustments where required. When planning all bay areas, you may decide whether to set up an infill for privacy, or a series of rails.

4.Mark the corner posts' locations. When you have reviewed your fence line and have made all necessary adjustments to your satisfaction, tie a string between the 4x4 corner post locations. Then finalize the measurements of your plastic coated fence panels accordingly.

5.Apply the measured panels. When you have measured the length of your panels, use a stake in the ground to apply them to the line posts' location. For example, for 6 foot panels set up 5 inch x 5 inch posts. Make sure the stakes are in physical contact with the layout string marker in order to keep the posts aligned. When doing so, keep in mind where the gates or other breaks in the fence are supposed to be.

6.Dig final holes for fence posts. Before you do so, you must decide what height you wish to have your fence and dig the holes to a suitable depth accordingly. A diameter of 10 inches is advised when digging your post holes. Now pour 6 inches of gravel into each hole.

7.Fill all post holes with concrete. Follow instructions regarding the drying process and use of the concrete, before you do this.

8.Insert posts into concrete. Use a mallet or hammer to tap the posts down into position and ensure they are aligned. Before the concrete dries, make any necessary adjustments.

9.Install plastic coated panels. Attach rail brackets to the fence posts, then, slot the panels into these brackets. Use bolts and screws to fasten the panels to the hangers.

10.Install the gate. When doing this, ensure that the gate and fence are aligned at the bottom. Leave about 5/8 inch space between the gate and the two posts on either side of it.

 

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