- Securing picket
metal, wood or plastic narrow strips, which can be collected from the fence, called the picket fence.However, despite this "generalized" title, fences made of them eventually may turn out quite diverse.And, of course, with this kind of work easily handle even the novice as to make picket fence quite easily.Especially if you know a couple of nuances.
Any fence is usually divided into sections, which are held on buried in the ground supports.If the fence is heavy (for example, made of bricks), then it does not just have to be concreted and buried in the ground support, and made a real strip foundation.Similarly, should do in those situations where in your area strong winds blow (able to overturn a loose fence) or at the site (or your neighbors) have dogs love to stir up "saps".
Master picket fence with his hands, as a support can be selected as a metal pipe (including a profile - square or rectangular cro
Metal poles into the ground, you can score a pre-drilled hole in it to a depth of at least 50 centimeters (its diameter must be less than the cross section of support).After driving metal pole space around it should fill with gravel and tamp it.
Wooden beams, when used as a support at the bottom should be treated with bitumen mastic, then wrap the roofing material, and only then concreted, plunging at least 50-70 centimeters in a hole dug in the ground.
slats will not hold picket in the fence by themselves - they need a framework which will be connected to each other standing next to the support.If the metal support, and the frame is made of the same material (generally of a profile pipe of small cross section).The framework itself is a two or three horizontally stacked elements, which later will attach the fence strips.
If wooden supports frame made of 4x4 lumber section or 5x5 centimeters from the boards or a width not exceeding 10 cm and a thickness of not less than 2 centimeters.
Wooden fence picket
to the support of the asbestos cement pipes made to mount a metal frame.For this purpose, they make holes through which pass small pieces of metal fittings.Then they were on both sides of the frame strips are welded.
elements wooden fence circuit
Fence is attached to the horizontal bar of the frame is approximately the same for all varieties material straps:
- Measure the width of your existing picket slats and the distance between the supports.Calculate what should be the distance between the individual elements of the fence to fence looked solid, not like a leaky sieve.
- determine the shape of the upper edge of your fence.So how to make a picket fence curved shape after you fix all direct items will be difficult to take care of giving the necessary pre-bend fence.The most frequently used form of convex semi-circle (within one section of the fence), but experts of feng shui (if you suddenly decide to listen to their advice), it is recommended to attach the sections of the fence kind of concave semi-circle ("bowl"), "duty" is to attractAll you need: from the money and ending with a family well-being.
- Install support the future of the fence.If you have them concreted, then wait until the concrete hardens completely, and the whole structure can be tilted by the weight of the picket fence.
- fix on support framework for the fence as horizontal bars.Metal elements together better seal by welding and wood - screws.
- Color support and frame (after fixing the fence will make it hard enough).
- Paint the fence, if necessary.
- Attach bracket with the same pitch in all sections of the fence to the horizontal elements of its framework.Fence should not touch the ground, especially if it is made of wood.Attach strips of wood should be using self-tapping screws.
- If you want to maximize the fence has not reviewed, shtaketiny place on both sides of the horizontal frame brackets staggered.In this case, the pitch between individual shtaketinami should be at least 2 cm of the width.
Manufacturing instructions fence evroshtaketnika: