I bought a used dog kennel off Craigslist. It came with 3 usable
panels, and one had a hole in the chain link fence (CLF). I only needed
3 panels, because I'm using it for two pet goats. We built them a
shelter, and originally just put 3 hog panels (farm panels about 30
inches tall intended for hogs) on the front of the shelter, for their
outdoor space, but they constantly jumped over the hog panels. I now
have the three 6ft tall dog kennel panels attached to their shed, and
they dont get out.
However, the 4th panel has a hole in the CLF, which is about a 16" hole.
I want to just replace the CLF on that panel frame. ANd will be
watching for another panel so we can enlarge their pen in Spring.
Anyhow, I have a small unused roll of CLF which I got at an auction, so
I just need to cut off the right length and replace the CLF on that
panel. But I'm not sure how to stretch it. The panel is made from 1"
pipe, and there is a flat piece of steel in each end of the CLF to
attach it to the pipes. All of this is pretty simple to understand,
it's just what to use to stretch it, and do so evenly.
The ends of the CLF are only about 2 inches from the pipe frame, so I
cant get a come-along in there. However, I have thought of attaching
the whole panel to a tree on one side and maybe using a come-along
attached to my truck bumper, but it would need at least TWO come-alongs
to pull it evenly. I'm sure there's a better way.
Anyone familiar with installing CLF?