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Old 06-01-2011, 12:45 AM   #1
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I have about 400 feet of chainlink fence along my property that is not in great shape. The fencing itself is not too bad, but a lot of dirt has eroded away at the bottom of the fence. AThis leaves gaps where the dog gets out, and other animals come in. I have a lot of patches on it. Also, some of the posts aren't that sturdy.

I was thinking of refencing it using the existing fence. One idea was to take out posts, and replace by lowering them a foot. This would also allow me to bury the fence some into the ground.

Does anybody have other thoughts? The fence runs between two irrigation ditches (one is mine, the other is the neighbors).

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Reset the fence on a chain wall base.

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Old 06-01-2011, 12:42 PM   #3
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Hey vsheetz, what exactly is a chain wall base? What is the difficulty level here?

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Hey vsheetz, what exactly is a chain wall base? What is the difficulty level here?

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A poured concrete foundation that the fence sits on - usually something like 6" above ground, 8-12" wide, and however deep is needed in your area to be below the frost line. Provides a level base for the fence, very solid fence post anchored, dogs and varmints can't dig under the fence, etc.
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"archsteve": What you are asking about doing is a do-able task. I used to work for my Uncle years ago with his fence company and we did quite a few of these.
Remember that the tension, in a horizontal plane, of a fence is between any two corner posts, which are held apart by the top railing. The line post(s) are there only to hold the fencing in a vertical plane. You should be able to remove all fasteners from one run of line posts, leave the top rail, re-position (lower) the line posts to your new desired height, then set the fence wire to the new height. BUT: Do not remove the corner posts until you have a way to keep the fencing stretched while lowering the corners and top rail. OR: You could completely remove the fence material, re-do all the post and top rail, then put the fabric back on. This would require you to stretch the material back into place though.
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I like this, but i might be missing something. How do I reset the fence wire to the new height without removing the tension from the corner post?

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"archsteve": You should be able to remove all fasteners from one run of line posts, leave the top rail, re-position (lower) the line posts to your new desired height, then set the fence wire to the new height.
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You will need come along's to allow the fence to relax, then be able to pull back. The bar to attach can be a piece of pipe with two or three hooks nutted to it, or welded to the pipe ( 1/2 or 3/4 inch flat-stock, or galvanized or black iron pipe).
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lookk here aat the botttoomm ooff the page.

http://www.hooverfence.com/manual/ch...k/install7.htm

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