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Erection of Chain Link Fencing

1. First clear away all obstructions and ensure a reasonable level befor pegging out the line of the fence with string.

2. Mark the position of the end straining posts and dig the holes for their foundations. In normal soil allow for the following foundations:

(a) Posts up to 1.40m (approx 4ft 7in) the holes should be 450mm (1ft 6in) square and 600mm (2ft) deep

(b) Posts above 1.40m (approx 4ft 7in) the holes should be 450mm (1ft 6in) square and 750mm (2ft 6in) deep

(c) Holes for straining post stays should be 450mm x 300mm (1ft 6in x 1ft) and 450mm (1ft 6in) deep

3. Plant the end straining post making sure that the earth is well rammed around the post or preferably embedded in large rubble or old bricks, but firm ramming is essential. For the best results the posts should be embedded in concrete.

Erection of Chain Link Fencing - posts

4. Fix a line taut between the straining posts and set the intermediate standards along this line at 3.0m (10ft) intervals. If the line of the fence curves, it is advantageous to fix backstays to every standard. Usually it is sufficient to ram the backstay straight into the ground, but when using concrete, Pylon or plastic-coated steel posts, the posts should be fixed in concrete.

5. When the posts are firmly set unroll the coil of wire and strain between the posts. The number of line wires depends on the height of the fence and is as follows:
Under 1.2m (4ft) - 2 lines
1.2m (4ft) to 2.25m (7ft 5in) - 3 lines


Erection of Chain Link Fencing - layout

6. Erection depends on the type of post being used -

Wooden - see that the line wire are evenly spaced between top and bottom edge of the fencing and strained by using an eyebolt. See illustration showing how eyebolts, hook bolts and stretcher bars fit to a wooden terminal post. (As illustrated under item 10)

Angle-iron - strain the line wires using winding brackets bolted to straining post. See illustration below

Concrete - strain the line wires by using an eyebolt. This bolt also fastens an angle cleat to which the stretcher bar is secured. The line wires are strained by screwing up the nut on the eyebolt.

Erection of Chain Link Fencing - straining

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