Dig postholes three times wider than the post diameter: 6 to 8 inches for end and corner posts, 4 to 6 inches for line posts and 1/3 of the length of the pole plus 4 inches for gravel. Post holes should be dug 3 times the width and one-third the length of the post, with an extra 4 inches (10.2 cm) for gravel. Installing a chain link-fence is very different than installing a wood or vinyl fence. On the plan, fence posts should be spaced a maximum of 10 feet apart.
The installation of chain-link fence involves setting posts into the ground and attaching the fence to them. The posts may be steel tubing, timber or concrete and may be driven into the ground or set in concrete. Once stretched, a bottom wire should be secured to the line posts and the chain-link mesh hog ringed to the tension wire 2′ on center. One generally installs this wire before installing the chain-link mesh. Setting up and installing a chain link fence isn’t as difficult as you might think. A chain link fence is made up of three primary elements: posts, rolls of chain link and gates. We use post and plank fence along the driveway, stock panels to control breeding bucks in season, and chain link to protect our poultry and garden. We’ve learned, you see, that there is no right fence only the right fence for the job.
Steel posts for chain link fences are usually set in an excavated hole in the ground and backfilled with concrete. A reputable fence company will install your fence taking into account the property conditions and will guarantee their work. 4) Chain Link Fences Installing a Chain-Link Fence. Set the corner posts for a chain-link fence first. Make sure your concrete is totally cure before installing the fencing fabric because this puts a lot of tension on the posts.