Fill the hole with concrete in a continuous pour, mounding the top to direct water away from the post. Some hinges include elongated holes that allow for adjustments. The majority of work in putting up a t-post fence is actually the installation of the wooden corner and end posts. This style allows those sitting inside the patio area to see a seamless, vertical look. This will be easier if you fit only two holding screws per hinge into the post while it's still lying flat. Come Along — Used combine with your stretch hook to stretch your chain link fabric tight to your posts.
Attach it to the each of the t-posts using the clips that are built into each post, starting at the top. Jason was wonderful working with me to ensure I had all items we required to complete the job. Make sure the wire clips on the t-posts all face the same direction, toward the outside of the fenced area. Smoothly cap off the top of the cement with a trowel, grading it outwards from the post. The sawn-off ends of the fence post are vulnerable to moisture. Check with the Special Order or Professional Desks for availability and pricing What Depth do I set PostMaster? Disconnect the come-along and attach the fence to the corner or end post using the staples.
Also use this step to locate the position of the bottom hinge. Measure an equal length between one post and the next, depending on how far apart you want them and the length of your fence. Step 1 Digging the Holes for Your Gate Post The first thing you want to do when installing your gate is dig the holes for the gate post. Spend some extra time and money on durable lumber and a well-drained installation, or that beautiful aesthetic will rot in a few years. Step 6 — Fill the Holes Start filling each hole with gravel or dry cement.
Make sure the lower guide on the wheels captures the track so that you can not lift the gate off the track but the guide does not bind while traveling the track. Please see the video of this project in the final step. The benefit of digging a wide hole is that there's enough room to use the 8 inch tamper to pack down the dirt. Once again, let the concrete set up overnight. First, use a flat wood bit to drill recesses in the post just deep enough for the nuts and wide enough to allow access for a socket spanner.
Keep the lovely comments rolling in! For larger spansâ16- or 20-foot gatesâuse 8-foot posts buried 3 feet deep. This can reduce the lifespan of the post by many years. A post anchor provides an easy way to install fence posts without leaving piles of dirt or requiring a lot of space. You will need two per walk gate, or six per double drive gate. It's also a good idea to stand all your fence posts up in a bucket of wood preservative overnight to protect the base from moisture and help prevent them from rotting. If you do this, it will make for a much stronger gate post because it will be more difficult for the gate to heave and ultimately allow for more concrete towards the bottom of the post.
Mix for a few minutes to check the final consistency, then slowly add more water until the concrete feels like paste. To locate the position of the top hinge, measure the distance from the bottom side of the bottom hinge to the top of the top hinge. If the ground isn't level, make sure the far end of the gate is high enough off the ground to allow free movement. A gate post usually a 4x4 P. Pack it nice and tight around the post so it becomes sturdy. Expert assistance with this project was provided by Pro Fence Company.
This is anywhere that the chain link wire will stop and begin on another stretch or end all together. You can adjust this as necessary with timber off-cuts or wedges. Their expanding section fits into a drilled hole in the masonry. For more information, see: Angles. Then, simply run a length of twine between the stakes, creating a perfectly straight path for your post holes to be dug. Once you've achieved the distance between the post you need and they are bubble level, slowly shovel your concrete in a little at a time so that you don't knock your post out of its correct position. You'll want two people for this portion of the installation.
You'll need to treat wooden gateposts with preservative before you install them and set them in concrete as post spikes don't give enough support. You can use a long handled shovel if you're very ambitious , but you're probably better to use a post hole digger or rent a power auger to dig your holes. This is when you make the bottom of your hole wider than the top of your hole. Place the posts either side with their tops 50mm higher than the top of the gate and leave a 5mm gap either side of the gate so it can open and close freely. When the hole is close to the desired depth, the round end of the digging bar can be used to compact the soil in the hole to its final level.
Dig below the frost line, put gravel in the bottom of the hole, then install and plumb each post. And, you need to make 1 angle at 45 degrees. We framed several loafing sheds this way, and some farmers framed whole pole barns with this free material. Any angular connection that is more-than-slight, will require you to use Blank Posts + Horizontal Swivel Mounts. If you plan to anchor the post in soil, the hole diameter should be as close to the fence post size as possible. For a walk gate or single gate it will be the same size as the terminal post that the gate will latch to.