Remove the temporary tension bar. If the center stop is in a concrete drive, simply drill a hole in the concrete larger than the drop rod diameter. The second type is a line post, which merely provides support for the fence. Now apply terminal post caps. You missed a diamond somewhere; unweave and try again. Installing Chain Link Gates: There are many different types of hinges and latches on the market today for use with chain link gates. Check out property line setback requirements.
The corner posts are easy to plan, the gate posts required a little extra work. Step 8 - Sight posts. Unmarked pipes and other lines may be located near the foundation. Secure tension wire to cable puller Fig. Actual costs will depend on job size, conditions, size options. If you are having difficulty, you may have disconnected the wrong weaves at the opposite end. Hang second gate level to the first.
For example, a 4' high chain link fence requires three tension bands per hook-up. This can lead to large amounts of frustration during the installation process. Step 6 - Place one brace band per hook-up over the tension bands. After that is done, follow the steps below to latch the gates together. Do not install nuts and bolts on these. Be sure to crimp throughout the length for uniform appearance. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for mixing.
Mark the cut-off point carefully so the rail will fit snugly into the rail end cup. Stand the fabric up and lay it against the posts. Leave the concrete a few inches below ground level. For a double drive or double gate it will be the same size as your gate frame, because this is where the gate will latch to used in combination with a drop rod. Step 2 - Measure and make mark 3' down on one line. You may want to use longer line or terminal posts depending on the wind and soil conditions in your area.
Bring the cement close to the hole so that the cement can either be poured or ladled into the hole. They will always be the same size as your gate post. The next step is to hook up the loose end to the terminal post using a brace band and nut and bolt. The post should be plumb to the string with approx. Set terminal posts as tight to the string as possible without touching the string.
Tighten with a ratchet and socket. Once you are certain you have the correct dimensions, take a break. Attach the hinges along the top and bottom of the gate post and fasten with bolts. Now hold it for a few moments, while the cement sets up a bit. Step 6 - Hang the Gates The final job is connecting the swing gates.
Remove the excess wire by cutting the strands that form the diamond at the tension bar leaving them long enough to bend over the bar. Attach the fabric to the end post. Have your utility companies mark the location of your utility lines. Instead a 'sling' may be made of rope or cable to wrap around the stretch post Fig. Next, have the tools and water to mix and pour the concrete, with the bracing materials and tools ready for installation. Step 4 - Place one brace band on first to use if bottom tension wire will be installed.
Step 3 - before you dig. This prevents the concrete footings from encroaching onto your neighbor's property. Mark the ground line Use paint to mark the ground line of each post. If you plan on installing privacy slats or another type of material that will increase wind load, consider using 8' or 6' post spacing. Terminal posts are larger in diameter and are located on each corner of your property. Crown posts footings so the water will drain away from the posts.
Space the tension bands evenly as illustrated above Fig. Once posts have been set to grade, sight across the tops of the set posts and raise or lower them slightly to smooth out the top of the fence. Before You Begin: Step 1 - Obtain necessary zoning and building permits. One post will hold the gate and the other will hold the latch to shut it. Initially the water will sit on top, but eventually will work its way to the bottom. You can use 1 part cement, 2 parts sand, and 4 parts gravel.
Everything to the left of the blue line needs to be cut. Once the terminal post connection have been made, fasten the link to the line posts and top rail using fence ties. Tighten top male hinge snug. Step 3 - Locate and set Line Posts After the concrete around the terminal posts have hardened, stretch a string tight between the terminal posts. And where will the corner posts be? How to Install Chain Link Fence Before Starting Find out if you are required to obtain building and zoning permits. Fee is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup.