Our recycled plastic post and rail fence is easy to install:
1. Layout the post hole locations eight (8) feet apart.
2. Dig the first two post holes. Dig post holes 28 to 30 inches deep.
3. Insert the first post in its hole, fill the hole with dirt, and tamp
down the soil. Make sure that the post is vertical and plumb, and that the
post holes are aligned on the fence line.
4. Set the second post in its hole making sure that it is eight (8) feet
from the first post. Fill the hole with dirt and tamp down the soil. Make
sure that the post is vertical and plumb, and that the post holes are
aligned on the fence line.
5. Insert the lower rail into the lower post holes. Next insert the upper
rails into the upper post holes. NOTE: Some rails have a slight bow in
them. Install these rails with the bow down. All rails tend to sag
slightly over time. By installing the rails with the bows down, all rails
will have a uniform look over time.
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6. Next, dig the hole for the third post eight feet from the
second post. Set the post in the hole, fill the hole with dirt, tamp
down the soil. Make sure that the post is vertical and plumb, and
that the post holes are aligned on the fence line.
7. To install the next set of rails, slide the lower rail through
the lower post hole of the third post. Pull the lower rail up to the
second post and insert it into the lower post hole of the second post.
Repeat this procedure for the upper rails.
8. Repeat this process with each section of fence to create your fence line.
9. Plastic fence rails are smoother than wooden fence rails. This means
that the plastic fence rails will slide much more easily than wooden rails.
To keep the plastic fence rails from sliding out of the post holes, we
recommend that you fasten the rails to the posts with deck screws. Fasten
each end of the rails to the posts. A three (3) inch deck screw will catch
two rail ends in one post hole. Drilling a pilot hole in the web of each
post hole will make for an easier installation of the deck screws. Do not
bury the head of the screw in the plastic post. It will be easier to
extract the screw if the need ever arises.
10. After all of the posts and rails have been installed you may secure the rails
with deck screws. Make sure that the fence rails are centered in the posts before
securing them with the deck screws.
11. Have fun installing your new recycled plastic fence.