- 1 How far apart should posts be on a chain link fence?
- 2 Is installing a chain link fence hard?
- 3 How do I make sure my chain link fence is straight?
- 4 Should chain link fence touch the ground?
- 5 Do chain link fence posts need to be cemented?
- 6 What is the cheapest fence to install?
- 7 How do you secure the bottom of a chain link fence?
- 8 How do you install a chain link fence with T posts?
- 9 How do I keep my dog from going under the chain link fence?
- 10 How many bags of cement do I need for a fence post?
SPACING FENCE POSTS As chain link fence posts are smaller and sturdier than many other types, the holes should be smaller and can be farther apart. Follow the fence manufacturer’s instructions for spacing, which typically ranges from 4-10′ apart —spacing should not exceed 10′ on-center.
Chain link fences can both keep things in your yard and keep things out. Installing a chain link fence is a project that takes a little bit of skill and some hard work.
Use the string to create a string line that sits around four inches below the terminal posts top. Stretch the string tightly from one post to another. Leave this in place till the concrete hardens. Now place the line post holes and pour the concrete, ensuring they are vertically straight using your level.
Generally, it is not recommended for a chain-link fence to touch the ground. Ground contact makes the bottom of the fence more vulnerable to corrosion. It can also make yard maintenance more difficult. The fence touching the ground can prevent rodents and other small animals from getting inside for garden areas.
You can install a chain link fence without using concrete, but it is not recommended. Anchoring each fence post in concrete is the best way to ensure your fence will stand straight and tall for many years.
What is the cheapest fence to install?
The Most Affordable Ways to Fence in a Yard
- Treated pine ($12 to $19 per linear foot installed)
- Chain link ($10 to $20 per linear foot)
- Wrought iron ($24 to $32 per linear foot)
- Barbed wire ($1.50 to $2 per linear foot)
- Hog wire ($3 to $5 per linear foot)
- Electric ($1 to $6 per linear foot)
- Pallet (free!)
The quickest and easiest way to secure the bottom of your chain link fence is to use a garden border and line the bottom of your fence. Alternatively, you could get tent stakes and secure the bottom of the fence to the ground. Choosing the right option depends on your exact situation and needs.
Unroll the chain link fence and place the end of the roll at any corner T-post. Attach the end of the chain link to the wire with a T-post clip. Slide the clip through the chain link and around the top of the T-post. Attach the clip securely to the chain link and repeat the process at the bottom of the fence.
Option One: Install tension wire on the bottom of the fence line. This wire reinforces the bottom of a chain link fence and helps prevent the bottom from ‘pulling’ up if an animal tries to push the fabric out and away from the fence line.
How many bags of cement do I need for a fence post?
Most fence post holes will need between 1 – 4 bags of concrete to securely hold the post in place. The best way to determine the size of the hole is: Diameter of the hole is 3 times the width of the fence post. Depth of the hole is one-third to half the above ground height of the fence post.