Yard Gard Select – Step 2, Fence Framework Installation


Hi everyone, and welcome to our second video in Hi everyone, and welcome to our second video in
this series on how to install Yard Gard Select this series on how to install Yard Gard Select
decorative steel fence decorative steel fence
My name is Joe My name is Joe
and in our previous video I went through the and in our previous video I went through the
basic steps to prepare you and your yard basic steps to prepare you and your yard
for fence installation for fence installation
In this video I’ll be showing you how to set up In this video I’ll be showing you how to set up
the framework of your fence by installing the posts, the framework of your fence by installing the posts,
hardware, and top rail of your Yard Gard Select hardware, and top rail of your Yard Gard Select
decorative steel fence decorative steel fence
Because there are multiple steps Because there are multiple steps
you may want to watch this video first you may want to watch this video first
before you continue your project before you continue your project
Then you can use it alongside our printed Then you can use it alongside our printed
installation instructions as a reference while you work installation instructions as a reference while you work
So let’s get started So let’s get started
Alright, so now that we have Alright, so now that we have
the general layout of our fence the general layout of our fence
we can dig our terminal post holes we can dig our terminal post holes
For ease of installation, Yard Gard has designed all For ease of installation, Yard Gard has designed all
line and terminal posts to be the same size line and terminal posts to be the same size
Therefore you will want all of your post holes Therefore you will want all of your post holes
to be 22 inches deep to be 22 inches deep
and about 6 inches in diameter and about 6 inches in diameter
Here’s a tip Here’s a tip
When digging when digging near your home When digging when digging near your home
to avoid structural damage or personal injury to avoid structural damage or personal injury
you may want to use hand tools you may want to use hand tools
such as this post hole digger such as this post hole digger
But for the rest of the holes you may want to But for the rest of the holes you may want to
consider an auger which can be rented or purchased consider an auger which can be rented or purchased
It will save you time and effort It will save you time and effort
and you will have more energy for and you will have more energy for
the rest of the project the rest of the project
When all the terminal posts have been dug When all the terminal posts have been dug
we need to mark the ground line on the posts we need to mark the ground line on the posts
Since all posts have been designed the same Since all posts have been designed the same
to make things easier to make things easier
lay all the posts on the ground lay all the posts on the ground
measuring 1 to fifty 50 inches measuring 1 to fifty 50 inches
and then marking them all and then marking them all
However if you have uneven terrain or thick grass However if you have uneven terrain or thick grass
you may want to mark your posts at 51 inches you may want to mark your posts at 51 inches
For the gate to properly self-close For the gate to properly self-close
it is important that the gate posts are level it is important that the gate posts are level
Test the gate for the desired height Test the gate for the desired height
and adjust the posts as necessary and adjust the posts as necessary
Now set your terminal posts in the hole Now set your terminal posts in the hole
so that the ground line you marked previously so that the ground line you marked previously
will be at the same height as the ground will be at the same height as the ground
You may need to add gravel to You may need to add gravel to
achieve your desired height Then just set the post in fast-setting concrete As the concrete is setting As the concrete is setting
make sure that your ground lines make sure that your ground lines
are kept at the ground level are kept at the ground level
Also with a carpenter’s level Also with a carpenter’s level
ensure that your posts remain plumb Here’s a tip Here’s a tip
Make sure to crown the concrete Make sure to crown the concrete
so that the water runs away from your posts so that the water runs away from your posts
Okay, now that the concrete Okay, now that the concrete
surrounding the terminal post is hard surrounding the terminal post is hard
we can prepare the line post holes Here’s a tip Here’s a tip
Stretch a mason line between the terminal posts Stretch a mason line between the terminal posts
To do this wrap a string around the top To do this wrap a string around the top
of the first terminal post in a horizontal fashion of the first terminal post in a horizontal fashion
then up and over the top of the post then up and over the top of the post
This string will ensure that as you set your line posts This string will ensure that as you set your line posts
you will have a straight run and uniform height you will have a straight run and uniform height
Referencing the fence layout guide Referencing the fence layout guide
mark the location where mark the location where
you will dig your line post holes you will dig your line post holes
Now just dig the holes and set the line posts Now just dig the holes and set the line posts
using the same method as before using the same method as before
achieving the proper height with gravel achieving the proper height with gravel
and setting them in concrete and setting them in concrete
When the concrete has hardened enough When the concrete has hardened enough
for the posts to remain plumb for the posts to remain plumb
gently move the posts up or down gently move the posts up or down
in their footings to achieve a uniform height in their footings to achieve a uniform height
The string we set up before will help with this The string we set up before will help with this
Also ensure the posts are plumb Also ensure the posts are plumb
with a carpenter’s level with a carpenter’s level
With the concrete set With the concrete set
we can begin to add our post hardware we can begin to add our post hardware
Here’s a tip Here’s a tip
Make sure to wipe down your posts Make sure to wipe down your posts
before you install your hardware before you install your hardware
Starting with the end and gate posts Starting with the end and gate posts
slide on one tension band slide on one tension band
On corner posts slide on two bands On corner posts slide on two bands
perpendicular to one another perpendicular to one another
Then attach the post cap Then attach the post cap
A rubber mallet will help with this A rubber mallet will help with this
Next we’re going to connect our rail connector cup Next we’re going to connect our rail connector cup
The swivel end allows it to adapt to various terrains The swivel end allows it to adapt to various terrains
Remove the rail connector cup Remove the rail connector cup
from the rail connector base from the rail connector base
Similar to the tension bands Similar to the tension bands
we will install one base per end and gate posts we will install one base per end and gate posts
and two perpendicular to each other on corner posts and two perpendicular to each other on corner posts
Here’s a tip Here’s a tip
In order to prevent the rail connector base In order to prevent the rail connector base
from moving during installation from moving during installation
it is a good idea to pre-drill the holes it is a good idea to pre-drill the holes
on the posts before installing Now attach the rail connector cup Now attach the rail connector cup
to the rail connector base to the rail connector base
with the supplied washer and nut with the supplied washer and nut
Next, on gate end posts Next, on gate end posts
attach three panel-to-post brackets attach three panel-to-post brackets
with the supplied screws with the supplied screws
On corner posts attach 6 brackets On corner posts attach 6 brackets
perpendicular to one another perpendicular to one another
Install the bracket 1 inch below the rail connector Install the bracket 1 inch below the rail connector
moving down another 20 inches from center to center moving down another 20 inches from center to center
install the second bracket install the second bracket
Finally move down another 20 inches center to center Finally move down another 20 inches center to center
to install the third panel-to-post bracket to install the third panel-to-post bracket
Make sure the flat side of your Make sure the flat side of your
panel-to-post bracket faces out panel-to-post bracket faces out
With all the fittings installed we can attach the top rail With all the fittings installed we can attach the top rail
Slide the first section of top rail Slide the first section of top rail
into the rail connector cup into the rail connector cup
Note: It is important that the flat side Note: It is important that the flat side
of the top rail faces out of the top rail faces out
Now drilling from the curb-side Now drilling from the curb-side
fasten the rail connector cup to the top rail fasten the rail connector cup to the top rail
with the supplied self-tapping screw with the supplied self-tapping screw
Continue down your fence line resting Continue down your fence line resting
the top rails on the line posts the top rails on the line posts
If needed attach additional top rails If needed attach additional top rails
with the top rail sleeves Starting three inches into the final top rail sleeve Starting three inches into the final top rail sleeve
measure to the back of the rail connector cup measure to the back of the rail connector cup
Then mark your top rail to this measurement Then mark your top rail to this measurement
and cut to size and cut to size
Here’s a tip Here’s a tip
Paint the cut edges of the top rail to prevent rust Paint the cut edges of the top rail to prevent rust
When the paint is dry slide one end of the top rail When the paint is dry slide one end of the top rail
into the top rail sleeve into the top rail sleeve
Then detach the rail connector cup Then detach the rail connector cup
from the rail connector base from the rail connector base
and slide it onto the top rail and slide it onto the top rail
Drop down the top rail and slide it Drop down the top rail and slide it
into its final resting position into its final resting position
Remember to fasten the rail connector cup Remember to fasten the rail connector cup
to the base with the included washer and nut to the base with the included washer and nut
Finally, with the included self-tapping screws Finally, with the included self-tapping screws
secure all rail end cups and top rail sleeves secure all rail end cups and top rail sleeves
to the top rail to the top rail
However, wait until the fence panels are up However, wait until the fence panels are up
before you install the top rails to the line posts Our next steps will be Our next steps will be
to add the tension wire and fence panels to add the tension wire and fence panels
to our framework to our framework
which we’ll cover in our next video which we’ll cover in our next video
Thanks for watching Thanks for watching
and we’ll see you soon

One thought on “Yard Gard Select – Step 2, Fence Framework Installation

  1. Rename video, so it pops up in search when us poor souls are looking for help. Thanks for making video. Please suggest that Home Depot adds. Link from their product description to your video.

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