How to Fix Holes in a Chain Link Fence
- 1). Tie a piece of rope to the fence 1 foot from the top and 4 to 5 inches to the left of the hole. Pull the rope horizontally along the fence until you are 4 to 5 inches on the opposite side of the hole. Make sure the rope is taunt and tie it to the fence. Repeat the process at the bottom of the fence for additional support.
- 2). Place a tape measure at the top edge of the fence on one side of the hole and stretch it downward to the ground. Have another person draw a line down the edge of the tape measure using a marker. Repeat the process on the opposite side of the hole. These lines will allow you to cut the fence straight.
- 3). Cut the chain link fence using wire cutters all the way down each line. When you are done, remove the damaged chain link fence section and discard it.
- 4). Unroll the new chain link fence and use a tape measure and the wire cutters to cut a replacement piece that matches the area you cut out.
- 5). Ask another person to hold the end of the new chain link section up to the left edge of the old fence. Wrap aluminum tie wires around the two pieces to connect them using pliers to twist the ends of the ties together. Start at the very top rung of the fence and space additional tie wire every 6 to 12 inches till you reach the ground.
- 6). Repeat the process to attach the two pieces of fence on the right side.
- 7). Untie the ropes from the fence.