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How do you use a fencing pin?


How to use a fencing pin


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  Fencing pin and fence  

Step 1 – Measure area

Pins should be placed at regular intervals, either 1 metre apart or 2, 3, 4 or up to every 5 metres apart. Measure the area to decide how many pins you will need, and how much fencing/tape/bunting/rope to use.

  Pushing in fencing pin  

Step 2 – Push pin into ground

When using bunting, tape or rope, first push the sharp end of each pin into the ground at regular intervals, until they are standing upright and are secure. You may need to use a hammer. 

Push about 0.22m of the pin into the ground, or until it feels stable.

  Threading mesh fencing  

Or, if using mesh fencing, place the pins flat along the ground at regular intervals, then roll out the mesh fence behind the pins. Then, taking each pin in turn, thread through the mesh.

  Looped tape around a fencing pin  

Step 3 – Hang tape

Hang the tape, rope or bunting by tying it around the hook of the first pin. Keep it taut as you move onto the next pin, and so on to the end.   

  Mesh threaded through a fencing pin  

Or, having threaded the fencing pin through the mesh fencing, stand the first pin upright with the mesh fence attached, and now push the pin into the ground.

Continue until all the pins and mesh are in place.

  Cutting mesh fencing  

Step 4 – Cut any excess mesh

When you reach the last pin, use a pair of scissors to cut away any excess mesh fence, tape, bunting or rope.

You now have a temporary fence.   


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