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In the coming days I'll be putting up a classic chain link fence. The 3" x 3" x 8ft tall fence posts have been concreted in and fencing has been delivered.

According to this http://*Alert moderator- please report this post*/projects/chainlink.htm and this https://www.meshdirect.co.uk/chain-link ... ional.html the instructions say that straining wire is connected and made taught, then the actual fencing is connected to the straining wires via tie wires at every 15 cm or so.

My question is this: Rather than use tie wire to connect the fencing, could I not simply thread the straining wires through the fencing instead? I don't forswear any issues via this method, but could issues arise later on?

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If you tie it on, it's easier to replace a damaged section.
You sort of unweave the verticals in chain link fence to shorten it, if you've never done it before.



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I do apologise, I wasn't aware of that. The information is dubious from that site?


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Dave54 wrote:
If you tie it on, it's easier to replace a damaged section.
You sort of unweave the verticals in chain link fence to shorten it, if you've never done it before.


Ah, I see! No, I haven't tackled a task like this before. You mention "unweaving" the verticals pieces, even if I do thread the straining wire through the verticals can I not untwist them and replace if a repair is needed?


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It would make it more difficult. The fence is basically made of lots of zig-zag wires that are vertical and woven together.
They're bent into loops that connect one to the next at the bottom and the top.
It'll probably be more inclined to sag as well if you don't tie it.



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Dave54 wrote:
It would make it more difficult. The fence is basically made of lots of zig-zag wires that are vertical and woven together.
They're bent into loops that connect one to the next at the bottom and the top.
It'll probably be more inclined to sag as well if you don't tie it.


The straining wires are literally what take the strain and if taught will prevent the fence from sagging. Surely if the straining wire is threaded through, it won't make a difference if its tie wired to whether it'll sag or not?

Also, with the threading through method if a repair was required, I'd only untwist the vertical then remove it and replace with the new piece(s) ?

Sorry to question this, just curious that's all. :)


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I've done a few fences over the years, but I've tied them on.
You really don't want to have to undo any more of the fence zig-zags than you have to to make a repair. It's easy to do, but a bit fiddly. You'll see when you have the fence there.



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I don't have "proper" chain link fence, but I put up some straining wires and tied the fence to it, very easy and less hassle than trying to thread through it.

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Buy some of these ratchet strainers to get the mounting wires really taut. See http://www.diy.com/departments/gardman- ... 012_BQ.prd

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dewaltdisney wrote:
Buy some of these ratchet strainers to get the mounting wires really taut. See http://www.diy.com/departments/gardman- ... 012_BQ.prd

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Yes, they're well worth the extra. :thumbleft:


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Dave54 wrote:
I've done a few fences over the years, but I've tied them on.
You really don't want to have to undo any more of the fence zig-zags than you have to to make a repair. It's easy to do, but a bit fiddly. You'll see when you have the fence there.


I dare say it'll become apparent when the work is underway. Cheers for the info :)


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Dave54 wrote:
dewaltdisney wrote:
Buy some of these ratchet strainers to get the mounting wires really taut. See http://www.diy.com/departments/gardman- ... 012_BQ.prd

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Yes, they're well worth the extra. :thumbleft:


I went with these https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 1735357494 for fixing and making the straining wires taught. Surely they'll do the job just as well?


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I suppose so, I just like the ratchet ones

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