How to install pickets for a picket fence
As the fence is black, we want to paint the screws the same colour. Drill holes in a piece of board and insert all of the screws. Spray paint the screws with black enamel paint.
To work out the distance between the first post and the second, measure the length of the fencing panel. Measure out this distance from the first panel and add a little bit more distance for clearance. Mark this spot. It's where your next post will go.
Place the second post on the spot marked for it. Make sure it's flush against the string line. Use the cordless drill and screws to secure the post to the decking.
Place the two wooden blocks on the ground, in-line with the fence posts. Place the fence on top. The blocks make sure the fence and gate are at the correct height.
Slide the brackets onto the end of the top rail of the fence, with the flat side facing the post. Use the cordless drill and the two screws provided to fix the top rail of the fence to the post. Repeat this for the other side of the top rail. Secure the bottom rails in the same way.
Use the cordless drill and screws to attach the two hinges to the pool gate, one at the top of the gate, the other at the bottom.
Repeat Steps 4 and 5 to set the posts into the decking and attach the fencing until you only have one fencing panel left to attach.
Measure the gap for your last fencing panel. Take into account that the bracket takes up some space between the pole and the top of the bracket. So leave enough room so that the bracket can fit between the pole and the post. If this isn't possible, cut a little bit off both ends of the fencing panel.
Use a white marker to mark the distance of the gap onto the fence panel on the top and bottom rail. Put on your safety glasses. Use a hacksaw to cut the panel to size.
Repeat Step 7 to attach the last fence panel to the post.
Place the gate lock on the inside post of the gate, with the latch sitting above the fence line. Use the cordless drill and screws to attach the top bracket for the gate lock to the post. Check the length of the latch and then attach the bottom bracket. If you're uncertain, check the instructions for installing the lock.
Follow the instructions in the gate latch kit and attach the two brackets onto the upright post.
Slide the latch into positon onto the brackets. Follow the instructions in the kit and use the cordless drill and screws to attach the latch to the brackets.
Align the line on the bracket with the line on the main part of the latch. Screw in the bracket with the cordless drill.
There's already a screw in the safety catch. Slip the catch over the bracket and use the cordless drill to tighten the screw.
After attaching the gate's latch, close the gate to make it's aligned and locks in place.
Use the allen key to tighten the hinges at the top and bottom of the gate. There are arrows to show you which way to tighten or loosen it. Make sure both hinges are equally tightened so that the gate closes properly.