How to Use Chain Link Fence Ties

While they are not much to look at, many people choose chain link fences because they are durable, inexpensive and easy to install. Chain link fences are made of a chain link fabric that is suspended between terminal posts. In order to give the fabric stability, line posts are installed every 10 feet and a rail is installed above the fence. In order to connect the fabric to the line posts and top rail, you have to wrap thin metal wires around the post and fabric.

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Wire ties connect the chain link fabric to the line posts.

Step 1

Hook the curved end of the fence tie around the chain link fabric right next to the line post or top rail. Squeeze the end of the fence tie together with the pliers. The tie should now be looped around the chain link fabric and unable to come loose.

Step 2

Wrap the tie around the line post or top rail. Squeeze the other end of the tie together around the fabric on the other side of the fence. Check to make sure that the tie is securely in place around the post or top rail.

Step 3

Repeat the process for every fence tie that you are using. Use a tie every one foot to attach the chain link fabric to the line posts. When you are attaching the fabric to the top rail, use a tie every 2 feet.