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Chain Link Fence Installation Manual
[ 1 ] Before You Begin
[ 2 ] Layout
[ 3 ] Setting Posts
[ 4 ] Install Fittings
[ 5 ] Install Top/ Bottom Rail
[ 6 ] Stretch Bottom Wire (Optional)
[ 7 ] Stretch Chain Link Fabric
[ 8 ] Tie Off
[ 9 ] Install Gates
...from letters to HOOVER FENCE COMPANY*

My son-in-law and daughter said they would be glad to install it for me....then I find out he has NO idea of how to do it (he DOES know how to operate the post hole digger!). So I took a chance that I might find some help on "the NET". I never imagined there was such a helpful site out there! The information I printed out would almost enable a blind person to put a fence up. This is great! Thank you so much!!!!!  I think we will be fine now. I thank you and my Rottweiler baby, Greta thanks you too.
~P. Doudrick

Thank you for your comprehensive instructions on how to install a chain link fence. The added diagrams are most informative and I would not hesitate to point people in your direction concerning fence installations. Thank you again for such useful information.
~R. Kopynsky "Gonna do it myself.."

This is absolutely, hands-down, the most helpful and complete set of directions for how-to put up a chain link fence! Not only do you get written, comprehensive directions, but also images to go with the directions so you know what you are looking at! We couldn't have done it without you! You could market it and call it "Fencing for Dummies". Thank you so much.
~JJ Trump

Thank you for your online chain link fence installation instructions!!! They are the best I have ever seen!! Your website is very well done, Thanks again!!!
~Dick D.

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Concrete Post Setting Tools for Chain Link Fence Installation Chain Link Fence Stretching Tools
Sledge Hammer
Masonry String
Upside Down Marking Paint
Short Tape Measure
Fence Round Post Pounder
Spud Bar
Post Hole Diggers I Residential I Commercial
Manual Post Hole Augers
Post Hole Auger
Torpedo Fence Post Level
Pointing Trowel
Pipe Cutter
Fence Pliers

Ratchet w/ Deep Well 1/2" and 5/8" Sockets
Cable Grip
Bolt Cutters
Fence Stretcher Bar
Pull Chain
Pul-Jak or
Short Stretch Fence Tool

Hog Ring Pliers
Auto Hog Ring Tool

Barbwire T-Bar
Gate Clip Tool
Before You Begin:
  1. Obtain necessary zoning and building permits.  There may be local zoning or deed restrictions pertaining to height and type of fence. Check out property line setback requirements.
  2. Find surveyors pins if the fence is to be located near property lines or have the lot surveyed.
  3. Measure fence footage and locate gate placement.
  4. Call 811 to have underground utilities marked prior to digging. One easy phone call to 811 starts the process to get your underground utility lines marked for free. When you call 811 from anywhere in the country, your call will be routed to your local One Call Center. Local One Call Center operators will ask you for the location of your digging job and route your call to affected utility companies. Your utility companies will then send a professional locator to your location to mark your lines within a few days. Once your underground lines have been marked, you will know the approximate location of your utility lines and can dig safely, because knowing what's below protects you and your family.

    Always call 811 before starting any digging project!

  5. Purchase galvanized or vinyl coated chain link fence: Hoover Fence Co. Chain Link Materials Catalog  Click for Page 2 - Chain Link Fence Layout

Compliments Hoover Fence Co. - Feb. 15, 1997 I Copyright 1997-2003 Hoover Enterprises, Inc.
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