Stop a few feet short of the fence post to stretch the mesh. This allows room to work the come-along. Gate kits come in any number of widths. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to construct and install. Metal Fence Post Replacement A small section of my fence was leaning, to a point where I could no longer open or close the gate. A temporary post was installed next. Two farm fencing experts demonstrate this ‘DIY’ project. First, put in sturdy hinge posts. For this project we used 7-foot, creosote-treated round posts. You could strap the rails to the posts with metal, of course, but it isn’t as easy to adjust later as a turnbuckle.
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