October 15, 2021

Surface Mounting BL19042 Posts for Sturbridge or Nantucket Panels

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We do not offer a dedicated surface mount for the posts that are used with our Nantucket and Sturbridge fence.  If you are looking to mount your Nantucket or Sturbridge posts to a concrete surface like a patio or wooden surface like a deck, in short, you have two options:   Surface mounting or core drilling.

April 19, 2017

How to Secure a “Lone Soldier Post” Next to the House

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Even though it’s not recommended, sometimes you need to hang a gate on a lone fence post that is next to the house. In this instance you will want to take extra precaution to secure the lone fence post. This will cause it to remain strong over time. One solution is to screw a bolt

July 8, 2016

No-Dig Fence and Potential Frost Heave

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You should not need to worry about frost heave with your no-dig fence for two reasons: Concrete footings have enough surface area for frost to get underneath and heave up the footings. A pipe anchor has a small diameter making it much more difficult for frost to get enough leverage to heave. In the rare event that

April 14, 2015

What Hardware Do I Need to Fasten My Vinyl Surface Mounts to Wood or Concrete?

 by Denise

For Concrete Please secure to concrete with 3/8 x 3” long wedge or sleeve anchors. Do not use Concrete or Blue Screws. For Wood If you have access under your wood deck, please mount additional 2×6 or 2×8 wood blocking between your floor joists directly underneath your deck surface. Then drill holes thru both your

April 22, 2014

What To Do If Your Gas Pounder Gets Locked on Top of Your Pipe Anchor

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Because the top of your pipe can mushroom during extreme impact (rocky or hard ground), the gas pounder can get locked on to the top of the pipe. Please check the top of your pipe frequently to avoid this problem. This problem mainly occurs on our small pipe anchors for vinyl fence. Tips to avoid

July 26, 2012

How to Make A Double Vinyl Gate

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If you have already purchased a double gate kit and are looking for instructions, please see the installation guide. All our gates can be made into a double gate for a 100in opening. To make 2 of our gates into a double, you will need 2 things: 1. A drop rod. You can purchase these at

February 23, 2012

How do I mount my vinyl fence rail to a pre-existing wall or fence?

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To affix a panel to a wall, you will need to purchase vinyl fence brackets. Please see the spec drawings of your fence style to determine the size of brackets that you need. A. Place wall mounts evenly with fence rail spacing and secure with screws. B. Install fence panel rails into wall mounts and

February 22, 2012

Installing a Surface Mount on a Wooden Deck

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Below shows how to install your surface mounts on a wooden deck. If installing your fence posts on a surface such as a driveway or patio, see this technical article.

January 16, 2012

Working around a tree in your fence run

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Sometimes it’s unavoidable to have an obstacle such as a tree in your fence line. Here is a tip showing what one customer did. However, we must caution that trees do grow. Please be really careful when attempting something like this, and leave room for the tree to grow. You would not want a growing

November 15, 2011

How far do I drive my anchors into the ground?

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You should drive your large anchor 42″ into the ground, leaving 42″ above the ground. You should drive your small anchor 36″ into the ground, leaving 24″ above the ground.