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  • Royal® Aluminum and Steel, Inc. 1-800-543-3231

    ©2009 Royal® Aluminum and Steel, Inc -- Do not copy or distribute these instructions without proper written consent. For distribution exclusively with Royal® Aluminum fence products.

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    Royal® Aluminum

    Fence Installation Guide

    Getting Started

    Fence Installation

    - Overview - Getting started - Digging the holes - Attach the sections - Racking - Cement Them In

    - 45% angle

    Post Types

    - Overview - Lines - Ends - Corners - Three Ways - Blanks

    Gate Installation

    - Overview - Setting your posts - Hanging the Gate

    Frequently Asked Questions

    - Can I cut sections to make them fit openings smaller then 6 ft? - Parts of my layout are not square; can I install my fence to follow a radius? - How do I install on a slope? - How do I install on concrete, cement, etc. - How do I install between pillars?

  • Royal® Aluminum and Steel, Inc. 1-800-543-3231

    ©2009 Royal® Aluminum and Steel, Inc -- Do not copy or distribute these instructions without proper written consent. For distribution exclusively with Royal® Aluminum fence products.

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    Getting Started

    Congratulations on your Royal® Aluminum Fence purchase. You‟ve made a wise

    money saving decision by choosing to install the fence yourself. This reference guide

    should answer most questions you have about installing the product, please be advised

    this is for reference purposes only. We suggest you read through the entire guide before

    you install anything and that you keep the guide handy during the installation process.

    Before you touch anything, please make sure you CALL MISS DIGG FIRST and any

    other local utility companies to mark wires and pipes. Check with your local township for

    any requirements they may have. If you have any questions or concerns we are always

    available to answer installation questions during our normal office hours at 1-800-543-

    3231.

    Fence Installation

    I. Overview- Our product is designed for the convenience of the do-it yourselfer. All of our sections come pre-assembled and all of our posts are pre-punched

    to accept the sections. The posts also have screw holes pre-drilled to make it

    easier to lock the sections into the posts with the provided self tapping

    stainless steel screws. Royal® Aluminum and Steel, Inc. is proud to

    announce the arrival of the

    Fence Post A major concern with conventional Aluminum Fencing Products is insect infestation. Holes

    punched in traditional posts create an ideal spot for insects, especially bees, to gain access to the

    interior of the post and build nests. This design short coming has been a long standing nuisance

    for those using Aluminum Fence Products – until now.

    Royal® Aluminum and Steel, inc. is proud to announce the arrival of the BeFree® Fence

    Post. The patent pending BeFree® Fence Post utilizes a unique manufacturing process to bring

    the channel in tighter to the post, virtually eliminating the gaps where insects would create nests.

    This design improvement also makes our fencing product stronger than ever before. For the

    BeFree® fence post to be effective, the cap must remain in place at all times, and the horizontal

    rail must be attached securely to the post.

  • Royal® Aluminum and Steel, Inc. 1-800-543-3231

    ©2009 Royal® Aluminum and Steel, Inc -- Do not copy or distribute these instructions without proper written consent. For distribution exclusively with Royal® Aluminum fence products.

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    II. Getting Started – Before you do anything you must call Miss. Digg. Miss Digg will set up flags to indicate where underground pipes and cable are. You

    obviously will want to avoid these areas when installing your fence. Next

    you‟ll want to establish a fence line, we suggest that you start at a corner or

    end with a stake and run string. You will need to set a post every (72-1/2”

    center to center) for Residential Fence - (72 7/8” center to center) for

    Commercial Fence - (71 ½” center to center) for Industrial Fence.

    III. Digging the Holes – You will need a 5 or 6 inch auger to dig the holes. You want to dig the holes 3½ feet (42 inches) deep. Depending on how large the

    fence area is you can pre-digg all of your holes before assembling your fence.

    Set the fence up & brace it before you start cementing it in. When digging

    your holes the shape of the hole should resemble a bell. The diameter at the

    bottom of the hole is wider than the hole at the top; this is called belling, since

    it resembles the shape of a bell. This will anchor the set post and help to

    avoid the post from heaving the post due to frost. Never have the top portion

    of the hole larger in diameter than the bottom.

  • Royal® Aluminum and Steel, Inc. 1-800-543-3231

    ©2009 Royal® Aluminum and Steel, Inc -- Do not copy or distribute these instructions without proper written consent. For distribution exclusively with Royal® Aluminum fence products.

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    IV. Attach the Sections – To set the correct section height above grade you will need to use blocks or wood. For pool fence, consult your local pool code for

    above grade restrictions. In most cases pool fences can only be set 2 inches

    above grade. For our standard styles, you can set the grade anywhere from 1

    inch to 4 inches. Before you cement in the posts you will need to attach the

    section to the posts. Slide the section into the posts, and lock it in using the

    self tapping screws. You may have to trim the channel when installing the

    channel into the corner post. Level the Posts before you cement them in. You

    may want to put a level line at the top of the fence also, and pull sections up to

    that line. Please check to make sure you are facing the screw side of the fence

    all in the same direction.

    V. Cement it in – The posts may be shorter than the depth of the hole, such as 36” deep hole with 24” of post to put in it. This is alright; once you pour the

    cement the post and cement all becomes one unit. Once you have the first

    post level, you will want to cement that one post in. Begin to assemble your

    panels in an upright position, post, panel, post, panel until the end of your line.

    Now you want to block, level, and brace the panels to be cemented, and then

    begin to cement these posts. Then you can proceed to the next line of fence.

    Please check height and alignment every 60 ft. You want to stop pouring the

    cement when it is about 3 inches to 4 inches below the grade. Push the dirt

    back into the remainder of the hole and build the dirt around the post to keep it

    from moving. When the cement dries, use dirt to bring the post hole to grade

    level.

    VI. The fence sections are manufactured to accommodate installation on a slope. When installing on an uneven grade our fencing has the unique feature of

    “racking” to the left or the right to follow the slope. This avoids the unsightly

    stair stepping that is required by most other aluminum fence. Please check to

    see if the screw side of the fence is facing all the same direction when

    installing. As manufactured, the sections can rack 6 to 8 inches every 6 feet.

    If you need it to rack more then that, we can manufacture a special section to

    do so, up to 42 inches per every 6 foot sections.

  • Royal® Aluminum and Steel, Inc. 1-800-543-3231

    ©2009 Royal® Aluminum and Steel, Inc -- Do not copy or distribute these instructions without proper written consent. For distribution exclusively with Royal® Aluminum fence products.

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    Post Types

    The posts are the 2, 2-1/2, or 4 inch square vertical pieces of aluminum. These are

    sometimes referred to as poles. We have several different types of posts and it is

    important that you understand what each type of post is used for.

    Line Posts – These are the most commonly used posts.

    They have holes on two sides and are used to connect two

    sections of fence in a straight line or to connect fence at

    angles that are less then 90° or to follow a radius.

    End Posts – These posts only have holes to accept fence

    on one side. You use them to complete a line of fencing.

    These posts are also used to stop a line of fence to hang a

    gate. When that is the case, the post is marked as

    “Heavy” indicating that it is of a thicker grade.

    Corner Posts – These posts are used at corners or areas

    where you have fence meeting at 90 degree angles. There

    are holes on two sides to accommodate two intersecting

    sections of fence.

    Three Way Posts – Three way posts have holes on three

    sides. These posts are sometimes used when connecting

    to a neighbors Royal Aluminum fence at a corner when

    sharing lines of fence.

    Blank Posts – These posts have no holes punched in them

    and have no screw holes. They are most commonly used

    when mounting a gate to the side of a