Using old chain link fence posts for a new privacy fence?

pretty_saabMarch 18, 2014

HI everyone!

I have been thinking of replacing my 6 foot high chain link fence with a cedar privacy fence. Has anyone out there every reused the chain link posts for a new privacy fence? Is this possible? It would save a lot of time and money if we could do this. Any input you have is much appreciated! Thank you!!

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geoffrey_b

I don't think the metal posts would look good agaist the cedar.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 1:41PM
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sdello

I agree that the metal/cedar mix would not look good. For privacy you could get the filler strips that slide into the chain link fencing. Not as aesthetically pleasing as a wooden fence but I suspect it's cheaper and will do the job.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 1:48PM
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pretty_saab

The posts would not be visible from the outside of the yard, and on the inside, there is always the option of wrapping them in wood to conceal them. Here is an interesting article i read on it

Here is a link that might be useful: Reusing chain link posts

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 2:59PM
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snoonyb

In addition to " pretty_saab's" idea, there are specific brackets available for the process

However, inspect the posts near their base for rust..

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 6:31PM
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geoffrey_b

@pretty_sabb: "Here is an interesting article i read on it"

Well if you already researched it, why do you ask????

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 9:01PM
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saltidawg

Geoffrey_B,

That showed her! lol

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 9:15PM
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elphaba_gw

As most of us know, (except Geoffrey), there's a big difference between reading about a project in a magazine and finding someone here who has actually done it and can talk about it pointing out tips that they discovered.

Sorry, pretty_saab, seems like you struck out on this forum (except for snoonyb's tip about rust). Good luck.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 10:46PM
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snoonyb

I use the process in the article referenced by " pretty_saab"with a slight variation/s.

I dome the, vinyl ad-mix, concrete at the posts to prevent the affect of ponding which van occur from soil subsidence, wash the posts with vinegar, prime, using a string line mount the brackets.
The field posts are sleeved/enclosed with 1x and 2x for posts where gates are installed.
There are any number of capitols available for the post tops, or you can fashion your own.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 9:14AM
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AdamCor

Yes,you can replace chain link fence with cedar privacy fence,but there is need to consider some parameter like height of fence,you have to sure none of the posts are loose from the concrete,etc. you can refer TotalFence Inc,hope they will help you in proper way.

Here is a link that might be useful: TotalFence Inc

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 6:17AM
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