kclogo.jpg

 
 
 
spc4h.gif

installation1.png
guarnteed_lowest_prices.jpg

KC Fence & Deck Vinyl fence is created for your peace of mind.

The fence with no need for maintenance and with the lifetime warranty...

 

Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions available to view and download in JPG or PDF format:

View Instructions in JPG Format Download Instructions in PDF Format

 

SLOPED INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Variable Terrain INstallation
There are two existing methods for installing a fence on variable sloping terrains - stepping or racking.

Quick jump menu:

Stepping Method

With the stepping method, the rails remain horizontal and the post are extended to accomodate the variance in terrain. Longer end posts should be used and can be field cut to accept rails.


Racking Method: 10 or less

With the racking method, the horizontal rails will follow hte sloping terrain. Most fence styles will rack naturally up to 10 (or 2' rise per foot) without enlarging picket or rail holes. Refer to the natural racking chart to determine which styles will rack naturally.

Natural Racking Chart


Fence Style

Maximum Slope / Rise per Foot

Maximum Angle

Contemporary

2

10

Traditional

Will rack indefinitely*

N / A

Post & Rail

2 with 8' long rail

10

Privacy

6 3/4'

35

*Note: on severe slopes it is recommended that end posts be used and field cut to achieve proper rail positioning. If more rack is required, rail and picket holes will have to be enlarged. On severe slopes hte rails and pickets may need to be cut. Hole enlargement can be done with a file or saber saw.

Racking Method: 10 or greater

When installing a fence on a slope that is greater than 10 degrees, it is necessary to enlarge the holes in the posts and rails. It is also necessary to miter the rails na dpickets to allow for the angle. Refer to the maximum slope chart for various fence styles. Posts must be closer together when measured with a level string line to attain even picket spacing at the end of fence sections.

Maximum Slope Chart


Fence Style

Maximum Slope / Rise per Foot

Maximum Angle

Contemporary

6 3/4'

35

Traditional

6 5/16'

32

Post & Rail

6 3/4'

35

Privacy

6 3/4'

35

SPECIAL NOTE: SOCKET GATES WILL NOT RACK

Calculate Rise / Foot Angle

To deternime the hole enlargement size, first calculate the slope rise / foot or the angle of hte slope. Refer to the diabram and examples.

  1. Measure section length in inches.
  2. Determine section rise by using line level and measuring vertical rise (measure rise in inches).
  3. Divide rise by section length to get rise per foot.
  4. Multiply by 12 to determine rise per foot.
  5. Once you have determined the rise per foot or angle, refer to the hole enlargement size chart.

EXAMPLE: 24" rise (divided) 96" length = 25 rise per inch = 3 rise per foot.

Hole Enlargement Size Chart


Rise Per Foot

7/8 X 1 1/2" Picket

7/8 X 3" Picket

2 X 4" Rail

Angle

2" or less

1 1/2"

3"

3 1/2"

10

3"

1 9/16"

3 1/8"

3 5/8"

15

4"

1 5/8"

3 1/4"

3 13/16"

20

5"

1 11/16"

3 3/8"

3 15/16"

25

6"

1 13/16"

3 1/2"

4 1/8"

30

7"

1 15/16"

3 3/4"

4 3/8"

35


Enlarge Holes

Use a saber saw to enlarge rail hole in post example: Material removed from rail hole for slope 10 or greater.

Use a file for minor enlarging and hole cleaning.

Post Selection

For a steady sloping terrain, use end post or blank posts. Mark posts and make holes on opposite side to allow rail alignment on both sides of posts.

For variable sloping terrain, use line posts and enlarge rail holes.

Hole Cutting


Determine hole size requeired.
Mark hole cut out on post in correct location.
Drill 4 holes in corners, same as radius required.
Cut along straight lines with a saber saw.
Clean holes with a file.



 
KC FENCE & DECK COMPANY LIMITED, Tel/Fax +442086165564  Mob: ++44 798 6849569
Unit 123, 60 Victoria Road, Surbiton, Surrey, UK KT6 4JX
E-Mail:
enquiries@kcfence.co.uk

Home | Residential | Commercial | Vinyl Decking | Testimonials | Vinyl Railing | Vinyl Products | FAQ's | Contact us


sp8h.gif
KC Fence & Deck Co.LTD 2008
Website Design by Dynamic -eDesig