Step 4: Line up all the posts.

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Photo: Webb Chappell
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Tack a nail to the far side of the nearest fence post, about a foot above grade, and tie a mason’s line to it. Pull the line around the post’s corner and several feet past the latch post. Attach it to a stake so that the line touches the latch post. Move the hinge post over until it just touches the line, and make it plumb. A post is plumb when a level shows that two adjacent sides are vertical.
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    Tools List

    • drill
      Drill driver, for drilling holes and driving screws
    • pointed shovel
      Shovel
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    • two-foot level
      2-foot level (3-foot level optional)
    • 16-foot tape measure
      Measuring Tape

    Shopping List

    1. Fence posts

    2. Two bags of concrete