How to Install an Orange Snow Fence With T-Post Clips

Overview

Before the ground freezes and the snowflakes start falling it's time to put up the orange plastic snow fencing. Drifting snow is a big headache if you have to shovel it off the driveway. Snow fencing can hold snow at bay. It's functional, especially during a blizzard, and easy to install using metal T-posts and T-post clips

Step 1

Pound in a T-post where the fence is to begin. Pound in T-posts every 6 to 8 feet the full length of the fence along a predetermined fence line. Keep the flat sides of the T-post in line, as the orange snow fencing will be laying against the flat sides of the posts.

Step 2

Line the end of the roll of snow fence up with the first stake, leaving a 2- to 3-inch overlap.

Step 3

Holding the orange fencing against the flat side of the stake and with 2 to 3 inches of the fence overshooting the stake, place the T-clip against the convex side of the T-post, and pull a horizontal strip of fencing over one end of the T-clip. Take your pliers and bend the T-clip wire up and over the strip of fencing to lock it into the T-clip.

Step 4

Loop the other end of the T-clip wire over the horizontal strip of orange plastic and with a pliers bend the wire down and around so the fencing can't slip out of the T-clip.

Step 5

Repeat Steps 3 and 4 in the middle of the post and again towards the bottom of the post.

Step 6

Move to the next T-post, unrolling the orange fencing as you walk along. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 with each consecutive post. Pull the orange fencing as tight as possible when you are attaching the T-clips. For the T-clips to stay in place they must be under pressure, and a tightly stretched fence will keep them firmly in place.

Things You'll Need

  • Orange plastic snow fencing
  • T-posts
  • T-clips
  • Pliers

References

  • Bukisa.com: Install Plastic Snow Fence

Who Can Help

  • Putting Up Plastic Fence With Wire Clips
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About this Author

B. Ellen von Oostenburg became a full-time writer a decade ago. She has written features for local and state newspapers, as well as magazines, including Milwaukee Magazine, Wisconsin Trails and German Magazine. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison, von Oostenburg holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in fine art.

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