DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > General Home Improvement Discussion > Bent Metal Chain Link Fence Posts

Help Support House Repair Talk by donating using the link above.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-04-2006, 10:32 AM  
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1
Default Bent Metal Chain Link Fence Posts

There was a bad storm in which several trees fell on my chain link fence. I am replacing the top rail but many posts are bent, some are bent at 30 degrees or more. Should I try to bend these posts back to vertical using a come-along? or simply replace all the damage posts?

rnolte is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2006, 08:11 PM  
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,990
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


Hello and Welcome to the Forum Rnolte:
You could try with a come along or maybe a little bit larger pipe that will slip down over the post to control any double bending. I'm afraid the posts will break off, or almost, when you bend them back; especially if the bend caused a crease in them. I wish you well on them, let us know how it turns out.
glennjanie is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Replacing Chain Link Fence Gate Post Archena General Home Improvement Discussion 15 07-23-2014 10:55 AM
Chain Link Fence Post Repair Elmwoody General Home Improvement Discussion 9 10-07-2010 07:48 PM
Chain Link Fench Installation -Jorge- General Chit-Chat 1 09-17-2008 09:31 AM
Chain link vs Privacy fencing. tooltime General Home Improvement Discussion 2 06-29-2006 10:23 PM