Privacy is what most of us yearn for; however, in a time where your business tends to be everybody else’s business, it’s almost just a pipe dream! The good news is there’s an easy, no fuss way that can help you and your family keep your private space all to yourself by simply building a sturdy, secure, and attractive fence. Not only does it serve as a tell tale sign that you consider boundaries a big deal, it’s also a great way to boost your home’s curb appeal.
Now you might think that building your own fence can be a daunting task and you’d rather let the experts do the work; however, those guys don’t come cheap. So what do you do?
If you’re a bit tight on the budget and want to build a pretty good-looking fence, all you need is a dependable laser level, the right materials and an easy-to-follow step by step guide that will ultimately help you save time, energy, and cash.
Here are the things you’ll need to construct that dreamy fence of yours:
- Wood stakes
- Construction Tripod
- Hand level
- Sensor Bracket
- Laser level
- Laser level detector
Things to Remember Before Installation
- Never point the laser beam directly into your or any other person’s eyes as it can cause temporary visual disruptions and damage.
- Make sure to use specialized goggles or protective glasses to ensure your safety when working with the laser level.
Step By Step Guide in Installing a Fence Using a Laser Level
- Place the tripod at the beginning of your projected fence line. Once done, position a hand level on top of the tripod and adjust the tripod legs via the hand level. Once the bubble settles on the center line, you’ve found level. You can then remove the hand level.
- The next step is to attach a laser onto the tripod in its vertical position as you need the laser to produce a line on the ground in the direction of the fence line. Make sure the laser appears sideways as you look directly at it.
- Next, make sure the laser’s attachment to the tripod through tightening the threaded bell assembly by hand. This step ensures your safety as loose lasers may fall or cause the tripod to tip over.
- After that, turn the laser on using the corresponding buttons. Each laser has different buttons for varying functions so please refer to your owner’s manual for specific instructions.
- Observe the moving head and check if the laser self-levels into its vertical plane. It should adjust itself for no longer than 30 seconds and then light up its laser diode.
- Let the laser to run in a rotating mode by adjusting the laser’s mode. Just press its speed buttons whenever it becomes stationary or rotates at a low speed.
- Then, position a laser sensor onto the bracket. Fasten the bracket onto a two-by-four and hold the wood upright at the position of the next fence post.
- Make sure to fine-tune the sensor by moving the wood piece slightly from left to right until the laser strikes it. The sensor beeps and indicates a visible line on its display.
- Next, following the indicated line on the sensor, insert a wood stake into the ground at the same physical position. This ensures that your fence is aligned in the same exact height and position as your layout.
- Once done with the previous step, move the sensor and the attached wood piece back to the next intended fence post position. Keep on adding more wood stakes to the ground at each fence post point until you finish each line or corner.