My sister bought some material so I could build her a chain link fence. I never built one before and don’t know what exact measurements would I need.
She wants a 6ft fence so she bought the mesh as 6ft and BOTH the terminal and line posts at 8ft (96 inches).
I did my research and notice there some issues I came across
- that the terminal hole should at least be 30-32inches (Kansas frost line is 32in deep) but if I do that the terminal post ground up would stand at 5’6” or 66 inches, I need it to be at 74 inches for the terminal, is there a solution without buying more post?
- since the line post is also the same length and needs to be lower than the mesh I need to dig deeper than the terminals. Would that be an issue? the Lowe’s chain link video showed the terminal post a lot deeper than the line post
- if I wanted to do it my way (without buying longer post) would that work out? I would have to dig 22inches (2inches less than 2feet, the minimum recommended)for the terminal post cement and about 8 -10 inches deeper for the gravel to get to the frost line, the same would go for the line post but it would be 24 inches and 4-8 inches of gravel
- Would that be okay?
- Would that much gravel affect the post stability and cause it to move a lot or become crooked?