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  • This is a brief overview on installing our Infinity Aluminum fence panels.

    Before you jump into installing the fence, let’s make sure you’ve got the basic tools required. Here’s a list of what you’ll need:

    • Measuring Tape
    • Level
    • Quality Drill or Power Driver
    • Cutting Tool for Metal (hacksaw, sawzall, cut-off wheel, etc)
    • Ratchet and Socket Set
    • Masking Tape or felt tip marker that will show up on black fence
    • Metal file

    There are really only 4 components to our aluminum fence:

    • The fence post and cap
    • The fence panel
    • The self-tapping screw
    • The aluminum install kit

    While you can install the fence solo, a second set of hands is often beneficial for helping hold items as you go along.

    Depending on your project, there are a couple ways your aluminum fence can be attached to your posts.

    The standard way is to insert your fence panel rails into the punches on the face of the post as shown here. The railing will slide into the punch on the post and the indentation of the fence rail will act as a stop so the railing fits consistently

    If you are mounting your fence panel to the side of a building or to a wood or masonry post, you will be given a wall bracket as shown here. That bracket will slide over the rail and has a hole at the bottom for your mounting hardware.

    Lastly, if you have a curved or angled section of fence in your project, we would provide you with on of our aluminum swivel brackets. These brackets have a shaped piece that fits over the fence rail and a flat portion that will go against your post and mount with self-tapping screws.

    Be sure as you go that you install all of your fence panels with the screws on the panel rail facing the same way. Typically, the side of the panel with the screws will face the home and the side without the screws will face outward of the property to the street.

    You will be installing your aluminum fence and posts in the ground at the same time. Your post hole cement should be mixed a little on the dry side so that it holds your post and fence panel upright without any additional support.

    With your panel inserted in the post and the post in the cement, use your level to make sure the panel is plumb to the ground on the face of the fence panel and that your post is level in the ground on the inside and outside of post.

    With all of your fence panels installed into the posts and set up, the last step is to secure the self-tapping screw through the post into the rail to tie the fence system together. Before making this final connection, you will want the post cement dried enough that installing the screw would not disturb the fence panel’s level and plumb position. To make the final post to fence connection, we utilize a self-tapping screw that goes through the post and into the fence rail you inserted into the post.

    Start the drill until you feel the screw punch through the wall of the post and the panel. When you feel the screw go though the rail inside the post, slow down the drill and stop leaving the connection still a little loose. Repeat this step for all of the rail-to-post connections for your fence panel. Once you have all the self-tapping screws loosely connected, go back with your ratchet and socket to snug up all the screws.

    The majority of your fence panels will not need trimmed. However, most installations call for an aluminum fence panel at a corner, end of a run or near a gate that will need to be shorter than full size. If that’s the case, then you will need to trim the width of the fence panel.

    We first want to measure out the fence panel to determine where we will need to make the cut. Be sure that you account for the ¾” of fence rail that fits in the post. Ideally, you want to try and make your cut as close to the picket on the side you are removing to preserve the air gap spacing between pieces.

    Mark all of the horizontal rails where the cut will be made with masking tape or a marker. Use your cutting tool to make the cut through each rail. After cutting off the portion of the panel not needed, you will need to notch the end of the rail to fit inside the post. After cutting off the unneeded portion and notching your panel, take your metal file and clean up any burrs or rough edge left at the cut. Lastly, touch-up the cut with paint.

    That’s the basics of installing our Infinity Aluminum fence panels to the posts. Don’t be discouraged if that first panel or two takes a bit longer than you thought. Once you get the rhythm down pat, you’ll find that each fence panel goes in a little quicker than the one before it.

    Jason Kauffman
    Iron Fence Shop®
    800-261-2729 Toll Free

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