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HOOVER FENCE COMPANY - Chain Link Calculator


This form can calculate the entire list of materials needed to construct a residential style chain link fence (except concrete) and total price. Simply follow the six steps on this page. Important Notes

1.Stretches (in feet)

A stretch is defined as an individual straight line of fence unbroken by gates or other end posts. All entries must be in feet (no fractions). Any place where the fence changes direction ends one stretch and starts another. A gate placed in a stretch actually creates two separate stretches (except on either extreme end of a line of fence). Chain link is 'stretched' from end post to end post (gate posts or corner posts serve as end posts for this purpose). The most common mistake is to ignore the fact that a gate, if positioned within one line of fence, creates two individual stretches, one on each side of the gate. This fact will affect the quantity of line posts that are needed on each side as well as the number of fittings to connect the chain link to terminal posts. A terminal post is normally a larger diameter than the line posts. They are also called end, corner, and gates posts.

 Stretch 01     Stretch 02     Stretch 03     Stretch 04     Stretch 05
 Stretch 06     Stretch 07     Stretch 08     Stretch 09     Stretch 10
 Stretch 11     Stretch 12     Stretch 13     Stretch 14     Stretch 15
 Stretch 16     Stretch 17     Stretch 18     Stretch 19     Stretch 20   


2. # of Terminal posts

Number of end, corner and gate posts

(Do not figure intermediate or line posts...we will - 10' apart)

3. Gates

Single Walk Gates: 3 feet wide     4 feet wide     5 feet wide    

Double Drive Gates: 10 feet wide     12 feet wide    

4. Height of the fence


5. Gauge of chain link

6. Grade & Finish of Framework