Buying Guide for Newport and All American Fences

Zippity Newport fence and All American fence panels are bundled with a post, pipe anchor and cap. Customers sometimes do not realize this, and accidentally order too many finishing posts for their project. These steps here will help illustrate how to calculate how many panels and posts you should order: Step 1: Draw a sketch

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Customizing Panels 

One of the benefits to purchasing our vinyl fencing is that it can be cut down to fit your needs. If your run can’t be divided into an exact number of panels, you can cut one down to any width necessary. With varying yard sizes and layouts, this is a common occurrence that has allowed us to learn several tips and tricks

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How to Attach a Manchester Panel to a Manchester Gate

The Manchester gate uses posts that are a different width than the rails on the Manchester panel. These thicker posts are better for supporting the weight of the gate. Because of this difference in design, the rails from the fence panel don’t line up perfectly with the posts from the gate. Use this guide to

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Mailbox Size and Reinforcement

Mailboxes can vary greatly in style, size, and weight. As such, we have recommended sizes for our Zippity mailbox posts and some suggestions for accommodating mailboxes outside the suggested size.   Size We recommend purchasing a medium-sized mailbox that is no heavier than 8-10 pounds. If your mailbox weighs more than 10lbs, we recommend using one or all of the additional reinforcement methods below.  Mounting Your Mailbox  

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Installing Privacy Screens in Various Layouts

Most of our privacy screens are designed to be a simple L-shape to block the sightline to a trash can or air conditioner. But many of our customers end up customizing the layout of their screen to accommodate multiple cans or to hide an unsightly gas tank. Below, we will detail the most common layouts and how to

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Installing Zippity Fence Panels at an Angle Other Than 90 Degrees

Sometimes projects require the fence panels to be angled in varying degrees outside of 90°. This article will detail how the rails can be adjusted to accommodate for an alternate angle. How To Angle Your All-American and Newport Fence Purchase Separately:  Galvanized 3 1/2” butt hinges from local hardware store  Additional brackets for split panels (if using

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What drill and bits are best for my installation?

You’ll need a good drill (or two, more on that below) to install your WamBam fence.  Drills are needed to: Predrill holes into galvanized steel pipe anchor for screws Drive screws through pipe anchor positioner and leveling donuts into pipe anchor Drive screws through vinyl to secure posts to pipe anchor and rails to posts

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Adjusting Tension on Gate Hinges

Our gate hinges are spring loaded to allow for self-closing gates.  Depending on what style of gate you are installing, there will be 1 of 2 different types of hinges utilized to attach gate and post. Vinyl Gate Hinge              Aluminum Gate Hinge       Below please find the steps on how to

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Surface Mounting BL19042 Posts for Sturbridge or Nantucket Panels

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.

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

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

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