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Erection of Chain Link Fencing

Straining posts are required at each end of the fence, at each change of direction or when there is a large variation in ground level. Straining posts should be positioned as follows:

(a) As terminal posts at the end of fencing runs

(b) As corner posts which are approx. at right angles

(c) As external corner posts for corners of 900 on the inside of the fencing and as internal corner posts of 2700 on the inside of the fencing

(d) As intermediate straining posts, not exceeding 75m (81yds) apart, and at all deviations in the line of fencing i.e at obtuse angles.

It is important to select the right type of post for the job as the effectiveness of any fence depends on the correct support. A wide choice of posts is available, including angle iron, wood, concrete, tube and pylon.

The illustration opposite shows the main components used in straining chain link fencing:

(a) Eyebolt - for use with wood or concrete posts

(b) Ring Nut - for use with eyebolts for intermediate two-way strainers

(c) Hook Bolt - for use with concrete intermediate standards in place of hairpin staples

(d) Winding Brackets - for straining line wires

(e) Cleat - for fixing stretcher bars

(f) Stretcher bars

Height of fencing 900mm 1.20m 1.40m 1.80m
Depth of posts in ground 600mm 600mm 600mm 750mm
Overall length of posts 1.50m 1.80m 2.00m 2.55m


Erection of Chain Link Fencing - Fittings for straining

Remove a spiral from end of the roll to be joined on. This is easily achieved by unknuckling the end of the first spiral and winding the spiral upwards with an anti-clockwise screwing motion until fully removed.

Bring together the end of one roll with the begining of the next roll and unite them by twisting the loose spiral clockwise through each link in screw form. When the spare spiral has been screwed into position, the knuckles should be closed at the top and bottom of the fence to complete the join.

First, unknuckle the top and bottom ends of the spiral where split is required. Remove this spiral from the roll completely by winding in an anti-clockwise direction.

Joining Chain Link Fencing

NOTE - It is important that the end of the roll is joined to
the beginning of the next.

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