Instructions for Installing 6' Privacy Fence
1. Stake out the fence line
2. Space and mark the postholes
3. Standard spacing will be 64 3/8" between the inside surface
of the posts.
4. Example: Post--------64 3/8"--------Post
5. Dig the holes for the posts at least 30" deep or below
the frost line in your area.
6. When using a 5" x 5" post you will need a 12"
7. The spacing between the surfaces of the post should be 64 3/8".
8. If installing on an incline, measure 64 3/8" on a level
plane and then plum down to establish the post location.
9. To mark the posts for shorter than standard sections measure
the sum of the planks needed and add 1/16" to establish the
facing surfaces of the posts.
10. Place the post into the hole along with 4" of dirt or
gravel, square and plum the post.
11. Note - if starting with an end post tape the ends of the rails.
This will prevent the rails from filling with concrete as every
end post is later reinforced with concrete and rebar.
12. All posts should be installed with the bottom rails in place
before installing planks and top rail.
13. Begin assembling the fence by inserting the bottom rail into
the first post.
14. The bottom rail must be inserted past the center of the first
post to allow insertion of the rail into the second post.
15. Insert the second post into the hole, square and plum it.
16. Now insert the other end of the rail into the second post.
17. Continue to install the posts and rails until all posts are
secured in concrete.
18. The fence may need to be supported until the concrete sets.
19. Set blocks or boards under the bottom rails until the concrete
20. Once all posts are set, go back to where your first post was
installed and insert the middle rail.
21. Begin to slide the 1" x 8" T&G planks into the
slots of the 2" x 6-1/2" slotted rails.
22. At this time the lattice can now be slid into the middle rail
and the top rail. Note this is a two-man job at this point.
23. The middle rail and the top rail must be inserted past the
center of the first post to allow insertion of the rail into the
24. Both ends of the rails are crimped and should now be snapped
25. Follow these instructions until all sections are complete.
26. It is now time to place the rebar into the end posts and fill
27. The final step is to install your post caps. Placing a small
amount of PVC cement on the caps and installing on the posts will
complete the job.