Do It Yourself
I'm in the middle of creating a privacy courtyard in
my front yard. We had a masonry man build 5 - 5'6" high pillars in which we would
like to attach chain link fences to. My question; Can we attach the fence directly to the
very sturdy pillars? I plan on growing ivy on the chain link fence and I would prefer to
not have a post next to each of the pillars. Thank you for any advise you can give.
Yes you can. A tension bar
must be inserted in each end of your fence stretch between columns. This tension bar can
be pre-drilled with 5 holes so it can be fastened against the columns.
I would fasten each end of the
chain link fabric to the column first and stretch to the middle. This is easier than
trying to pull the last hookup tight to the column and fastening the tension bar.
Also, consider using vinyl
coated chain link. The foliage will cause a galvanized chain link to rust prematurely.
Author: Frank R. Hoover, Hoover Fence
25 years+ in the fence business
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