How to Install a Chain Link Fence?

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How to Install a Chain Link Fence?

A chain link fence may not sound so private, but with the proper tools, supplies, and steps you can create a fence that keeps animals, and children in, as well as noise, and the neighbors business out.

Follow the steps below, and you will find out how to install a chain link fence that creates an enclosure, as well as creating a bit of privacy.

Tools and Supplies Needed

    * Chain link
    * Rail ends
    * Eye tops
    * Tension bands
    * Brace bands
    * Tension bars
    * Stretcher bar
    * Bolts
    * Tie wires
    * Fence posts
    * Rail ends
    * Privacy slats

Step 1 – Set Posts
Take your fence posts, and set them in the cement that is present in the holes that you have previously dug.

Step 2 – End Posts
There are two end posts that will be referred to in these steps. One at the beginning, and the last one in the run are both considered end posts.

Step 3 – Top Off the Posts
Still working on the two end posts, you will want to use eye tops to cap off each of the end posts.

Step 4 – Fasten Together
Now that you have applied the eye tops to each of the end posts, you can push the top rail down and through the eye tops. Then you need to stop the ends by using rail ends. Fasten the rail ends to the brace bands at this point.

Step 5 – Tension Bar
This is the step where you are to take your tension bar and slide it down through the first spiral on the chain link. Use a bolt to secure it to the tension bands.

Step 6 – Tie it Off
Using your tie wires secure about every 1 to 2-feet. This will hold the chain link to the top rail securely in place.

Step 7 – Stretcher Bar
Take your stretcher bar and put it into the chain link about 3-feet from the end. Attach this to the last post in the run.

Step 8 – Add Some Privacy
Now that your chain link in up, you will want to start adding privacy slats to create a little more solidness that it contains right now.

Take your first vertical privacy slat, and push it down the first column through the loops. This privacy slat will weave in and out through the areas.

Step 9 – Locking Strip
To lock your slat into place you need to take your locking strip and slide it through the top row of your chain link, as well as the notch of the first slat. This will lock it into place securely.

Step 10 – Keep Going
You will want to keep installing slats until it is complete. Each time you install a slat, you will want to slide the locking tab through all notches on each slat that you apply to the fence.

There you have it. A fence to keep in what needs to be kept in, as well as keeping things out as needed as well. Pride yourself on a job well done!

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