Setting Chain Link Fence Posts Quickly And Easily | How We Build Chain Link

– When you put your
posts in there first then you pour your concrete around it. If you're not careful there's really good
chances that you could- Your concrete is going to move the bottom of your post around. And it's going to be really easy for you to get that post out of line. So this method is a lot easier. Take some getting used to. Skill level definitely like a nine. Just kidding, you can do it. Action. Oh, that was really good wasn't it? – It was. So it was right on cue. (upbeat music) What we're going to do is
we're going to go straight. We're going to go to the old line, go straight for two sections
and then go to the new line. So what we're doing here
is we are working that way with our fence line.

We have a good 600 feet
strung out that direction. We have a site post down there. There's one post that we're siting to to keep this line in check. So that way we're staying straight. I didn't say it, but yeah, we're doing this without a string line because we don't have the
time for a string line. You want to make sure
and use is the same eye, but look at this side of the
post and look at this side of the post and make sure that you're traveling in a straight line.

And then Andrew here he goes back behind and he
goes to that post and he looks back behind me to make sure
that my post is correct and it's hitting my target post. He gives me the thumbs up and now I can continue that direction. Yup perfect. When setting without a string you want to make sure and
pay really close attention. So when you're looking at
your fence line going that direction and you're working away from it, make sure that you can't
see a sliver of any posts. And if you can't see a sliver of any posts then you're good. So there I had that one, I must have knocked it just a
little bit in that direction and I couldn't, maybe
I didn't see it there, but I saw it as soon as I
started setting this one. So I gotta go back to
that one and fix that before I could set this one.

So now that we're done setting this post, we need to go back down the
fence line and I didn't set a post down here and I was
wanting to show you guys why I didn't set it. So the post I didn't set is that one. And then the reason that I did
not set that is because that is a terminal post or a brace post. What we're going to do is we're going to break the fence there. We're going to break the top rail. We're going to break the chain
link and we're going to break the tension wire. Why? Because that's the spec on this job. We have to break it every 250 feet. So since that's a bigger post, that is a two and seven eighths posts, and our line posts are
two and three eights. It's really hard to see
around that bigger post. So if you shoot through
it, don't set that post. That way you can make sure your line stays straight and established. Come back after you do set this line come back and set that post.

And that's exactly what we're gonna do. So I dunno if you noticed
this cool little thing, the skid steer going down with
this really cool attachment that dispenses the concrete for us. No it does not mix the concrete because we don't have the time to do that. We just call in our concrete
to our local concrete company and they bring it out to us. On this truck that we have ordered right now, we have a
solid 10 yards of concrete.

So it's a full truck and that is going to
get us a little bit more than past that fence line. For the depth of the holes that we have it should get us about 85 posts, but there is a mixed design
on this and we can't just use any kind of concrete that we want. We have to use what is
an approved concrete mix. And this one is approved. So therefore mixing concrete
ourselves is not an option. Is that thing really worth it? Absolutely, because there's
not enough people to push 85 wheelbarrows of the concrete down that. So that is a cement hog. And that thing can carry about
six to seven holes worth of concrete at one time.

And he just stays in there
and he pours that concrete out for us and drives right
down the fence line. All we do is come right
behind them and set the posts. This concrete is also tested. So there is an engineer involved
with this who is actually going to take samples of this
concrete and takes strength samples to make sure that this
concrete breaks at no less than 3000 PSI, we put a chemical in there so that way it slows down
the chemical reaction or the curing process.

So that way it's going
to stay wetter for us a little bit longer so that way we can set our posts and set our post to height. So that is one benefit
to ordering concrete from a concrete company. You just- The stressful part is is if you haven't done it before
is knowing how to order it. I'm sure you noticed by now
that we're not just throwing the post in the hole and pouring
the concrete around it. So what we're doing is we are stabbing the
post in the concrete. So that way the concrete goes
up inside that post and then it encases is the post
all the way around it.

When you put your posts in
there first and you pour your concrete around it, if you're not careful there's really good
chance is that you could your concrete is going to move the bottom of your post around. And it's going to be really easy for you to get that post out of line. So this method is a lot easier. Take some getting used to.

Skill level, definitely like a nine. Just kidding you can do it. Once you get the hang of it. It's really fun and really easy. I really enjoy setting a
nice straight run of posts. It's a great time. And it's just awesome to see
how straight you can get it. Whichever time, straight as an arrow. We're short on concrete, we
used all 10 yards of that truck, and now we can use some more. We're going to go ahead and
place an order for some more. While we set the height to
the stuff that we just set. So we're going to go to our
Construction Master Pro app on iPhone or Android, and we're
going to take 12 inches. Cause that is the diameter of
our auger that we're using.

We're going to go circle
circle to get the area, which is 113 square inches times. We're going to 48 inch, a
four foot depth on the hole. So times 48 inches, and that
gives you the cubic inches. Now we're going to go to
conversion yards that gives us the yardage per hole, which is 0.116355. We have 63 more holes that we can pour. So we're going to take that times 63. So I need to order a truck for
eight yards of concrete and that'll finish off everything that we have drilled for today. That is how you figure out
how much concrete you need for how many holes you have. When we do our height
the way that we do it is we measure down from
the top of our posts. This is a seven foot fence
we're gonna measure down. We're gonna put a mark at two feet, 24 inches on all the line posts. So our second mark goes at 81. What that is is that's a grade mark, that's the bottom of the fence.

So that's going to tell
you across the time, whether your fence is going to be high, your fence is going to be right at grade, or your fence is going
to go into the ground. – Three inches less than your fabric. – It is three inches
less than your fabric. But for your terminal
your marks are going to be four inches greater than this. So you're going to have four inches here. You're gonna mark 28 for your site mark. And then you're going to add
four more inches to that 81, which is going to put you at 85. So that being said, we're just trying to line up
these marks right here with everything that we got behind us but we're also paying
attention to that mark. On this particular job we have a three-inch
max gap that we can be above the ground.

So we're really trying
to stay at about two. Let me make sure everything's all nice and in line before you move on. So right here we're going flat all my marks are lining up perfectly. We finally have a grade
change. It's not very drastic, but it is still there. And I wanted to show you
guys how to handle that with this method. The top of my finger is where
the rest of it is the height the rest of that fence is at, but this post is one inch taller. My grade mark is right at ground. So I pulled this post off one
inch from that elevation that the rest of the fence is at. So now if we go to this post, that's the distance that I'm
coming out of the ground. I'm lifting the post out of
the ground every time to get over this little hump. My grade mark is right still at ground. So all I'm trying to do is I'm
trying to roll over this hump and then go back down, but also roll with style.

Maybe you say roll style,
make it look good you know. Yeah see me rolling. Yeah I don't know the rest of that song..

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