Installing and repairing chain link fencing in Houston requires having the right fencing parts and supplies on hand.
FenceMaster of Houston is the leading provider of chain link fencing materials for contractors, businesses and DIY homeowners in Houston and surrounding areas. When you need any type of chain link fencing supplies for a new installation or repair project in the Houston area, FenceMaster Houston has you covered. We supply only top quality chain link fencing parts and materials from trusted brands.
Our inventory includes:
--Chain link mesh fencing in various heights and mesh sizes
--Line posts, corner posts and gate posts made of galvanized and vinyl-coated steel
--Top rails, bottom tension wires and fitting hardware
--Chain link fence gates in an array of widths and styles
--Privacy slats for blocking visibility or wind
--Barbed wire, razor wire and security mesh
--Post caps, fittings and fasteners
--Tools and accessories for installation
In addition to providing quality fencing supplies, the knowledgeable staff at FenceMaster Houston can guide you in selecting the right materials for your specific project. We offer convenient delivery for large orders or you can visit our Houston warehouse to pick up supplies yourself. Whether you're a fencing contractor needing bulk supplies for large chain link projects, or a DIY homeowner needing a few posts and mesh panels for a small DIY repair, FenceMaster Houston will ensure you get the chain link fence parts and materials you need in a timely manner.
For all your chain link fencing supply needs in the Houston area, call FenceMaster Houston at (713) 692-2781 or stop by our warehouse today. We stock the top brands so you can get your fencing project done right.
1. GATE FORK LATCH
2. GATE POST HINGE
3. GATE FRAME HINGE
4. RAIL END BAND
5. TERMINAL POST CAP
6. RAIL END CUP
7. TENSION BAND
8. LINE POST CAP
9. TIE WIRE(S)
10. TERMINAL POST
11. TENSION BAR
12. LINE POST
13. TOP RAIL
16. WALK GATE
* Terminal posts are also referred to as Corner posts, End posts and Gate posts depending on their use.
Determine property line and fence layout as
illustrated. (FIG. 1)
Starting 4 in. inside the property
lines to avoid encroaching on adjacent property,
drive in stakes to establish the fence layout. Run
a string around the stakes to mark your fence line
and measure to determine quantity of chain link
fabric and components required.
**CALL BEFORE YOU DIG: Contact local utility companies or call 811 to confirm the location of underground cables or pipelines.
Mark the location of each terminal post (corner, end and gate posts are called terminal
posts) with a stake.
Note: Set Gate Posts to exact dimensions of standard gates below. All gate hardware has been included in measurements for gate openings.
Standard Gate Opening Widths
Walk Gate: 39 in., 42 in. or 48 in.
Drive Gate: 10 ft. or 12 ft.
Step 1 Dig holes for terminal posts (corner, end and gate) at the marked locations. With chalk, mark the grade (ground line) on the terminal posts. Measuring from the top down, add 2 in. to the height of the fence fabric and mark post. (Height of fence + 2 in. = grade mark).
Step 2 Mix concrete per manufacturer’s specifications. Caution: Too much water can weaken concrete and may cause cracking.
Step 3 Place posts in holes and fill with concrete, completely surrounding the posts. Use a level to ensure posts are plumb. Use a trowel to crown the top of footer for drainage
Step 4 Look down the fence line to ensure the posts are straight. Adjust alignment as necessary. (FIG. 2)
Note: For exact diameter and depth of terminal posts, consider climate and local soil conditions. Maximize footer size on gate posts.
Step 1 Remove the string from the stakes and tie it around the terminal posts, keeping the string on the outside of the post and 4 in. below the top of the post. Be sure the concrete has hardened enough so that the posts remain plumb. (FIG. 3)
Step 2 Measure the distance between terminal posts. Using the line post spacing chart, determine the location of each line post. If setting posts in concrete, mark and dig the line post holes. Make sure the hole is off-centered on the string line so that 2/3 of the hole is on the inside of the string. (FIG 4) If driving line posts, mark post location with a stake.
Step 3 Mark the grade (ground line) on the line posts. Measuring from the top town, subtract 2 in. from the fabric height and mark line posts with chalk. (Height of fence fabric – 2 in. = grade mark). (FIG. 5)
Step 4 If setting posts, place posts in the hole on the inside of the
string line and fill with concrete. Use a trowel to crown the
footer for drainage. Check with level to ensure the posts are
plumb, keeping the top of the line post even with the string. (FIG. 3)
Caution: Grade line must never be buried. Note: If not setting posts, drive posts into ground at marked locations. Look down fence line to ensure the posts are in alignment (straight), adjust as required.
Step 1 Remove string. After concrete has hardened, slip tension and rail end bands on terminal posts
Step 2 The tension bands (flat side out) should be spaced evenly. Do not spread or distort bands. All bolt heads for tension bands are on the outside of fence and the threaded ends are on the inside.
Step 3 Next, install terminal post caps. (FIG. 6)
Install the line post caps (A & B). They are set with the flat side toward the outside
of the fence. The end of the top rail fits into the rail end cup attached to the terminal
Join the top rail together by sliding the small ends into the large ends (C).
Go to next terminal post, measure carefully and cut top rail to fit. Then, with rail end turned up at a 45 degree angle, place top rail into rail end cup (D) and snap down for a snug fit. (FIG.7)
After assembling framework, unroll fabric along fence line starting at a terminal
post. If more or less fabric is needed, an additional amount can be added or
removed as shown (FIG. 8).
Fabric should be on outside of all posts with edge at top and loosely attached to the top rail by tie wires. Slide tension bar through the diamonds at the end of the fabric and attach to terminal post using tension bands with nuts and bolts.
To REMOVE fabric: Unbend the top
& bottom ends of wire at the desired
location. Twist this wire in a corkscrew
fashion until it comes completely apart.
To ADD fabric: Remove end wire from one end of fabric (FIG. 8), then fasten both sets together with the wire you just removed by using the same corkscrew method in reverse.
Note: You may need to remove a 2nd wire on the same end to attach the 2 sections
Step 1 Fence fabric should be stretched from the terminal post already attached, toward the opposite terminal post. Insert tension bar approximately 5ft. from the terminal post and attach fence stretcher to bar. (FIG. 9)
Step 2 As you stretch the fabric, test it for tension (it is stretched enough when it gives slightly). After fence fabric is sufficiently tight, remove the excess fabric. (FIG. 8) Insert a tension bar and connect to the post with tension bands and nuts & bolts. Then fasten the fabric with tie wires, spaced approximately 12 in. apart on line posts and 24 in. apart on top rail. (FIG. 10) Proceed to tighten all nuts & bolts.
Step 1 Apply gate post hinges to desired gate post. To prevent gate from being removed, the bottom hinge pin should point up and the top hinge pin should point down. Loosely tighten bolts.
Step 2 Apply gate frame hinges to gate frame. Loosely tighten bolts. Hang gate in place at least 2 in. from the ground to ensure adequate ground clearance. Tighten bottom bolts, then adjust and tighten top bolts.
Step 3 Position gate fork latch at convenient height and tighten all bolts securely.
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