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Fence In General
Do It Yourself

I'm in the middle of creating a privacy courtyard in my front yard. We had a masonry man build 5 - 5'6" high pillars in which we would like to attach chain link fences to. My question; Can we attach the fence directly to the very sturdy pillars? I plan on growing ivy on the chain link fence and I would prefer to not have a post next to each of the pillars. Thank you for any advise you can give.

Yes you can. A tension bar must be inserted in each end of your fence stretch between columns. This tension bar can be pre-drilled with 5 holes so it can be fastened against the columns.

I would fasten each end of the chain link fabric to the column first and stretch to the middle. This is easier than trying to pull the last hookup tight to the column and fastening the tension bar.

Also, consider using vinyl coated chain link. The foliage will cause a galvanized chain link to rust prematurely.

Author: Frank R. Hoover, Hoover Fence Co.
25 years+ in the fence business

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