Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Randyjr.

Lowering and tightening chain link fence

5 posts in this topic

We just moved into a house with a chain link fence. Our dog never escaped from the fence that we did have (never seemed to want to), but within the first few minutes she found a way out of this one. In some spots the gap between ground and the bottom of the fence is about 4 inches and the fence is pretty loose. Is there a way for me to lower and tighten the fence so I don't have to have someone do it for me?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lowering the fence probably will require that you cut off the posts as the horizontal bars go through them or are attached to clips that are attached to the caps on top of the posts. That pretty much means that you're going to have to take the entire thing down, cut the posts, and hang it all up again. Good chance that you'll misplace some bolts or something and have a trip or two to the store to get new ones, and then have the hassle of trying to match up what you need. You will also need a fence tightener which is a metal bar with hooks on it. You use a pulley system and the bar just grabs onto the fence and you hook it to a post, tighten it up and then attach the fence to the posts. probably could rent one of these things.

An easier solution may be to get a roll of wire fencing and put it along your current fence and then just wire it in place. I've read where some folks bury it a bit to keep critters from digging under it but that sounds like a lot of work and not worth the effort if you don't have the problem.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If the fencing is loose as you stated you are in business, this will give you the ability to go to each vertical post individually and lift the top rail and guide off the post and with the saw of your choice just take out as much as needed.

Another thing I had to do to keep the neighbors dog in his own yard was to buy a spool of tention wire and thread it through the bottom of the fencing and tighten it up on both ends nice and tight, can't kick the bottom out more then an inch now.

Be careful to keep the height as even as possible or the top will look like a big old wave.

When you have the fencing at the height you want get the tension bar (rent or buy it from menards) and tighten up the mesh. You and a friend or family member working on it and you'll be drinking beers by noon.

RU

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Both, really good info. I appreciate the time you took to write and I am going to give this a go.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If the fencing is loose as you stated you are in business, this will give you the ability to go to each vertical post individually and lift the top rail and guide off the post and with the saw of your choice just take out as much as needed.

Another thing I had to do to keep the neighbors dog in his own yard was to buy a spool of tention wire and thread it through the bottom of the fencing and tighten it up on both ends nice and tight, can't kick the bottom out more then an inch now.

Be careful to keep the height as even as possible or the top will look like a big old wave.

When you have the fencing at the height you want get the tension bar (rent or buy it from menards) and tighten up the mesh. You and a friend or family member working on it and you'll be drinking beers by noon.

RU

we were unable to find a tension bar and ended up using a steel rod and a come along.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    •    So would the 100,000,000,000 the has ever existed.     But I have a sneaking suspicion your genome originated from the same frozen bacterial booger stuck on that meteorite from another galaxy that BD's did.
    • Update   I was able to get an extension kit from Tim's Outboard! Couldn't believe it, I checked all over the internet and local shops and NOBODY had the right one for my motor, but Tim's was able to dig one up. It was a great price too, much less than I expected to pay. They shipped it out to me and I'll be installing it on Sunday. Thanks to swamptiger for the suggestion!
    •    Whether, for examples, it's the Trumper's silence, and sometimes support of, his proposed stimulus spending after opposing BHO's, or war protesters largely absent while BHO intervenes in the Middle East after 6 years of massive protest marches when GWB did, or this story, I guess it's up to the observer to decide how much of this so called outrage you've seen in the last several decades has been really based on true principles or just party politics. The press has promised to scrutinize Trump. Great. I expect that. The problem is they've lost their credibility with the rabble so the rabble are left with trying to figure out which institution is telling the truth or pulling our legs   I suppose the one positive to come from the Trump presidency is the left will now become concerned with things like fiscal responsibility, Executive Branch overreach, and interventionism in the Middle East. Not that I wouldn't welcome their  conversions once again to the aforementioned issues after taking a hiatus the last 8 years. But, better late than never, I guess    
    • Neither did Bret Farve.  Dealing with pain of living in Wisconsin?
    • 15 inches out from the port side wall running from bow to stern.
    •   Considering the names they were throwing around, I think it's a good thing nothing happened. Now to push for that 8 seed...
    • July 2016   There were also whales in the bay but couldn't get any pictures of them. They would just surface enough to blow water out of their blowholes.      Alcatraz 
    • That's it ??   That's the liberal outrage of the day ??     :"Trump Cant Read" "Pranksters hand out Russian flags"..     Im surprised we have not cried out loud over the boys having to use the boys bathroom...    
    • *snicker*   CPAC scrambles to control damage after attendees wave Russian flags during Trump speech Brad Reed
      24 Feb 2017 at 10:44 ET                        CPAC attendees wave Russian flags with the word "TRUMP" written on the front.   Staffers at CPAC quickly scrambled to confiscate Russian flags with the word “TRUMP” on the front that were being waved by attendees during President Donald Trump’s speech on Friday. The trouble began when some attendees took out pro-Trump flags to wave during the president’s speech that also happened to have the same white-blue-and-red striped pattern as Russian’s official flag.    
    • If you take it in just put a new carb on it.  Save money on cleaning, just did mine 80 bucks for a new carb installed runs like it used to
  • Our Sponsors