Building your own welded wire fence isn't especially difficult, but make sure you do it right the first time. It is not particularly difficult to build your own welded wire mesh, but make sure that you do it right the first time, because fixing it can be next to impossible. Make sure you know every step of the process, as well as what you will need to do so, before you begin.
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Welded Wire Fence Rolls
Gate Hinges and Latches
Post Hole Digger
Step 1 - Post Locations
Measure where you want your corner posts to be, marking them with stakes. Once each is placed, check it again to make sure your measurements of the posts are at right angles to each other (assuming your fence will be square). To better understand where your fence will run, you can tie string between your corner posts.
Measure out where you want any extra posts between the corners. Roughly 7 to 8 feet between posts is average, but don’t spread them more than 10 feet apart. Mark each spots with stakes along the string line. Please make sure that you have marked a section for the gate.
Step 2 - Planting Your Posts
Use a post hole digger to dig at least 2 feet down. If you decide to dig deeper, remember that your posts will have to also be longer to make up the difference, depending on how tall your fence is. Eight feet is a good length for posts, because it allows plenty of excess for adding on later, even if you don’t want your fence that tall for starters.
Filling the holes with gravel to the bottom of the drain, so that the column will not rot from the ground.Saw your 4x4 posts if necessary. With an assistant, put your post on the ground. Check the horizontal and vertical levels, then add the concrete to the hole after your assistant holds the post steady. Check the concrete level regularly and check after the holes are completely filled. Let each post sit for several days or until the concrete has set. Check it periodically in the first 24 hours to be sure it doesn’t move while drying.