Do you need some tips on how to repair your fencing? Let us offer you some handy advice on the best tools for the job. Whether it is rotting posts or damaged fence panels – there are effective ways to restore your fence back to health.
Arris Rail Repair Brackets
Arris rail repair brackets are installed by simply screwing or nailing them into place. Arris rail brackets are normally used at the end of the arris rail rather than in the middle.
Arris Rail Support Brackets
Handed brackets are installed by nailing or screwing on to the fence post. The arris rail is then dropped into the bracket and nailed or screwed to secure it in place.
Mortice adaptors are usually used for repairing a damaged or broken arris rail. This can be done by using a ready ended arris rail, cutting off one end only (the tennon that would usually slot into the mortice hole), plugging the mortice adaptor into the mortice hole and then nailing or screwing the arris rail into place in the mortice adaptor.
Concrete Repair Spurs
Concrete repair spurs are installed by concreting the spur into the ground and bolting or coach screwing it to the fence post.
Concreting in spurs can be done with either a mixture of ballast and cement, (approx. mix; 6:1) or Postfix. The amount required of either product depends on the size of the hole that the spur is going into.
When concreting spurs into the ground the spur should be buried approximately 600mm deep.
The suggested bolts for bolting a 100x100mm post and a 1.2m x 100x100mm spur together are M10 x 220mm, M10 x 24mm washers are suggested for use with these bolts.
The suggested bolts for bolting a 75x75mm post and a 1.0m x 75x75mm spur together are M10 x 160mm, M10 x 24mm washers are suggested for use with these bolts.
The suggested coach screws for screwing a 100x100mm post and a 1.2m x 100x100mm spur together are M10 x 150mm, M10 x 24mm washers are suggested for use with these bolts.
The suggested coach screws for screwing a 75x75mm post and a 1.0m x 75x75mm spur together are M10 x 130mm, M10 x 24mm washers are suggested for use with these bolts.
Gripples are installed simply by pushing two ends of wire into either side of the gripple. A gripple tool can then be used to pull the wire through the gripple to gain tension on the wire.
A wire strainer can be used to strain the two ends of wire together inside the gripple, if a gripple tool is not available.
It is also possible to use a gripple as a connector rather than a strainer, by simply sliding the two ends of wire into the gripple and then straining the wire from the strainer post rather than the gripple.
The new ‘T’ clip gripple is installed by hanging the two clips over the wire and threading the end of the wire through the gripple itself.