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Installing Your Fence:|
Tools List: String Line, Wooden stakes for each Corner, End and Gate Post location,
Post Hole Digger, Concrete, Phillips Screw Driver.
1 - Layout your entire fence by indicating the end posts, corner posts and gate posts
locations with the wooden stakes and then connecting together with the string. The
string will be your straight line guide as to where the holes will be dug.
2 - Mark the location of the holes, as indicated by the 'layout guide' that is provided
with every order. Mark holes on center at 72 1/2” (refer to our Help
Page for information on lines of fence NOT divisible by 6'). Gate posts widths are
measured from the inside of the post to the inside of the other gate post. Make sure all holes
line up with the string line.
3 - Using the post hole digger, dig your holes 6" wide, 24” - 42” deep, depending on
the frost line in your part of the country.
4 - Attach one section of fence to the post by sliding the notched rails of the panel
into the holes of the post. Then use a 1” self tapping screw to screw into the side of the
post through the rail inside to secure the fence panel to the post. Repeat this for the
number of rails your fence panel has.
5 - Put the post in the first hole. Plumb the post (using a level to ensure it's
perfectly straight up on two adjacent sides). Mix concrete and pour into the hole. The post
should always be in line with your string line. Install 1 post & 1 panel at a time. In filling
the hole with concrete, leave it 2” short of the top of the hole. Fill the remaining 2" with
packed dirt and press tightly. This will help hold the post in place. If the concrete is really
wet and the post wants to dip down further, place a 2” block under the fence to keep it at the
6 - Once that line is completed, go back and adjust each post to ensure the fence is
following the grade and has a nice smooth flow to it. This needs to be done immediately following
or during the installation before the concrete has time to dry. If your line ended at a corner,
make sure that the last post is a corner post with the holes facing in the direction of the next
line of fencing.
7 - Continue until all lines are complete. Now it's time to hang the gates.
Installing your Gate:
1 - Make sure your 2” gate posts are plumb and the concrete is hard.
2 - Double check layout guide for the swing direction of the gate.
3 - Install hinges on the installed 2” gate post, using screws provided.
4 - Center the gate in the opening and put 1 screw in each hinge. This is for
final adjustment reasons.
5 - Put on the Z-Lock Latch per instructions.
6 - Adjust hinges by removing top cover and using a screwdriver. Factory
default is usually very accurate.
7 - Once the gate swings well, put the remaining screws in the hinges.
DO NOT USE GATE UNTIL CONCRETE AROUND GATE POST IS FULLY HARDENED, THIS USUALLY TAKES ABOUT 24 HOURS!
A more thorough Installation Instruction PDF comes standard with every order.
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