CL Tennis Court Fence Gates by mikeholy


									                                                   SECTION 32 31 13.26
                                       Tennis Court Chain Link Fence and Gates
                                              PVC Coated with Windscreens



    A. Provide all equipment and materials, and do all work necessary to construct the chain link fence and gates,
         as indicated on the drawings and as specified. Work includes but is not limited to the following:

             1. PVC-coated fence framing system

             2. PVC-coated chain link fence fabric


    A. Examine contract documents for requirements that affect work of this section. Other specification sections
         that directly relate to work of this section include, but are not limited to:

             1. Section 32 05 00, Site Preparation

             2. Section 32 11 00, Earthwork; Excavation and Backfill

             3. Section 32 12 16.36 HMA Tennis Court Paving

             4. Section 32 18 23.53 Acrylic Tennis Court Surface

             5. Section 11 68 23.33 Tennis Court Equipment

             6. Section 32 31 13.29 Windscreens Polypropylene Woven Fabric

             7. Section 32 16 13.13, Cast-In-Place Concrete


    A. Chain link fencing manufactured in accordance with the requirements of the CLFMI Manual. Manufacturer
         of the fencing system must be a CLFMI member.

    B. The tennis court fence enclosure installed in accordance with the best construction practices of the US
         Tennis Court and Track Builders Association (USTCTBA).


    A. Product Data: Submit catalog cuts and manufacturer’s detail specifications for all materials and equipment
         to be incorporated into the work.
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    B. Warranty: PVC coated chain link fence systems supplied with minimum fifteen (15) year factory warranty.



    A. Merchants Metals The ColorBond System Houston, Texas 77032. (Phone 866-888-5611) Products
         from qualified manufacturers having a minimum of five years experience manufacturing PVC coated chain
         link fencing will be acceptable by the architect as equal, if approved in writing, ten days prior to bidding,
         and if they meet the following specifications for design, size gauge of metal parts and fabrication.

    B. Obtain chain link fences and gates, including accessories, fittings, and fastenings, from a single source.

    C. Approved Manufacturer:
         Merchants Metals
         Phone: (866) 888-5611 Fax: (281) 372-3801

         Specification Department
         Phone: (888) 260-1600 Fax: (888) 261-3600


    A. PVC coating: 6 mil (0.15mm) to 10 mil (0.25mm) thickness, thermally fused to zinc-coated steel core wire:
         Per ASTM F668 Class 2b. Core wire tensile strength 75,000 psi (517 MPa).

    B. Size: Helically wound and woven to height of                            feet (                   mm) [as
         indicated on drawings] with                             (            mm) diamond mesh,                   gauge,
         with a core wire diameter of                            (                      mm) and a break load of
                             lbf (            N). Color                       ASTM F934. Choose color - [Forest
         Green] [Olive Green] [Brown] or [Black].

    C. Selvage of fabric:                              at top and                       at bottom.


    A. Pipe: Choose from the following types taking into consideration that fences of higher heights, smaller
         mesh size, and those containing wind screens or privacy slats must be structurally designed to support
         anticipated wind load. The post size and spacing can be calculated using the fence post wind load
         calculator at or

                 Type A steel pipe (Schedule 40) per ASTM F 1083
                 Regular Grade, minimum yield strength 30,000 psi (205 MPa).
                 Intermediate Grade, minimum yield strength 50,000 psi (344 MPa) for 6-5/8 in. (168.3mm) and
                  8-5/8 in. (219.1mm) OD pipe only.
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                 High Strength 83000 Grade, minimum yield strength 83,000 psi (572MPa
                  Pipe coated inside and outside by hot dipped methods. Minimum average zinc coating
                              2         2
                  of 1.8 oz/ft (55 g/m ) for outside and inside surface.
                 Type B Steel pipe Cold formed and welded steel pipe complying with ASTM F 1043, Group IC,
                  with minimum yield strength of 50,000 psi (344 MPa), sizes as indicated. Protective coating per
                  ASTM F 1043, 0.9 oz/ft² (275 g/m²) minimum zinc coating. Internal coating Type B, minimum 0.9
                  oz/ft² (275 g/m²) zinc or Type D, zinc pigmented, 81% nominal coating, minimum 3 mils (0.08 mm)

    B. PVC-Coated finish: In accordance with ASTM F1043, apply supplemental color coating of minimum
         10mils (0.254 - 0.38 mm) in                            color to match fabric.

    C. Posts, Rails and Braces:

         End and Corner Post                  od (                mm)            lbs/ft (          kg/m)

         Line (intermediate) Post                       od (____         mm)                lbs/ft (_________kg/m)

         Rail and Braces                      od (              mm)              lbs/ft (_________kg/m)

2.05     GATES

    A. Gate frames: Fabricate chain link swing gates in accordance with ASTM F 900 using galvanized steel
         tubular members, 2” O.D. (50 mm) weld connections forming rigid one-piece unit. PVC coated frames
         thermally fused with a minimum 10 mils (0.254 mm) per ASTM 1043.

    B. Gate Hardware: Galvanized per ASTM A 153.

             1. Latch: The gate latch device independent single gate malleable iron latch installed to in the gate
                  post. The latch device shall have matching padlock loops for a padlock.


    A. Chain link fence accessories: (ASTM F 626) Provide items required to complete fence system. Galvanize
         each ferrous metal item and finish to match framing.

    B. Post caps: Formed steel, cast malleable iron, or aluminum alloy weather-tight closure a cap for tubular
         posts. For each line post provide tops to permit passage of top rail.

    C. Top rail and brace ends: Pressed steel per ASTM F626, for connection of rail and brace to terminal posts.

    D. Sleeves: Lengths of top rails to be connected using 6" (152 mm) sleeves that allow for expansion or
         contraction of the rail.

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    E. Tie wires: 9 gauge [0.148” (3.76 mm)] galvanized steel or aluminum wire for attachment of fabric to line
         posts. Double wrap 13 gauge [0.092” (2.324 mm)] for rails and braces. Hog ring ties of 12-1/2 gauge
         [0.0985” (2.502 mm)] for attachment of fabric to tension wire.

    F. Bands: Brace and tension (stretcher bar) bands are to be pressed steel.

    G. Tension (stretcher) bars: To be made of one continuous piece of steel or aluminum, 3/16" x 3/4" (4.76
         mm x 19 mm). Provide one bar per end or gate post and two bars per corner or pull post.

    H. Tension wire: Thermally fused PVC applied to metallic coated steel wire, 7 gauge, 0.177” (4.5 mm)
         diameter core wire with tensile strength of 75,000 psi (517 MPa).

    I.   Truss rods & tightener: Steel rods with minimum diameter of 5/16” (7.9 mm). Capable of withstanding a
         tension of minimum 2,000 lbs.

    J.   Nuts and bolts: Nuts and bolts are to be galvanized but not PVC coated. Cans of PVC touchup paint is
         available to color coat nuts and bolts if desired.


    A. Concrete: Minimum 28 day compressive strength of 3,000 psi (20 MPa)



    A. Verify areas to receive fencing are completed to final grades and elevations.

    B. Ensure property lines and legal boundaries of work are clearly established.


    A. Install chain link fence in accordance with ASTM F 969 and manufacturer’s instructions.

    B. Space line posts uniformly [at 8 feet (2440 mm) or at 10’ (3048 mm) on center]

    C. Concrete set terminal and gate posts: Drill holes in firm, undisturbed or compacted soil. Holes should
         have a diameter 4 times greater than outside of post, and depths approximately 6” (150 mm) deeper than
         post bottom. Excavate deeper as required for adequate support in soft and loose soils, and for posts with
         heavy lateral loads. Set post bottom 36” (900 mm) below surface when in firm, undisturbed soil. Place
         concrete around posts in a continuous pour. Trowel finish around post. Slope to direct water away from

    D. Gate hardware: Set keepers, stops, sleeves, and other accessories into concrete.

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    E. Check each post for vertical and top alignment, and maintain in position during placement and finishing

    F. Bracing: Install horizontal pipe brace at mid-height for fences 6’ (1830 mm) and over, on each side of
         terminal posts. Firmly attach with fittings. Install diagonal truss rods at these points. Install braces and
         adjust truss rod, ensuring posts remain plumb.

    G. Tension wire: Provide tension wire at bottom of fabric. Install tension wire before stretching fabric and
         attach to each post with ties or clips. Secure tension wire to fabric with 12-1/2 gauge [.0985” (2.502 mm)]
         hog rings 24” on center (609.6 mm).

    H. Top rail: Install lengths, 21' (6400 mm). Connect joints with sleeves for rigid connections for

    I.   Rails: Center rails are to be installed when fence fabric is 12' (3658 mm) or higher or when shown on
         drawings. Bottom rails (optional) are to be installed when shown on drawings.


    A. Fabric: Install fabric on security side, and attach so that fabric remains in tension after pulling force is
         released. Leave approximately 2” (50 mm) between finish grade and bottom selvage. Attach fabric with
         wire ties to line posts at 15” (380 mm) on center and to rails, braces, and tension wire at 24” (600 mm) on

    B. Tension (stretcher) bars: Pull fabric taut; thread tension bar through fabric and attach to terminal posts
         with bands spaced maximum of 15” (380 mm) on center.


    A. Install gates plumb, level, and secure for full opening without interference.

    B. Attach hardware by means which will prevent unauthorized removal.

    C. Adjust hardware for smooth operation.


    A. Tie wires: Bend ends of wire to minimize hazard to persons and clothing.

    B. Fasteners: Install nuts on side of fence opposite fabric side for added security.

3.06     CLEANING

    A. Clean up debris and unused material, and remove from the site.

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If windscreens are to be installed at the time of fence erection, wind load has to be taken into consideration. It is
advisable to use stronger framework and parts, and closer spacing of posts. This will depend upon the type
of screening materials to be used, and area of fence to be covered (FOR WINDSCREENS USE MIN. 3”O.D.
POSTS – 8’ O.C.).

If windscreens are not used on this project delete the following section.

                                                         32 31 13.29
                                             Windscreen Signature™ Series
                                    Polypropylene Woven Fabric, Open-Mesh 90%


1.01     SUMMARY

    A. Section Includes: Polypropylene Woven Windscreen Fabric, Open-Mesh Style. Provide all materials,
         labor and equipment to install windscreen fabrics manufactured by ci-Fabrics under the trade name

1.02     SUBMITALS

    A. General Contractor: Submit listed submittals in accordance with Conditions of the Contract and Division 1
         Submittals Procedures Section.

    B. Product Data: Submit manufacturer’s product data and installations instructions.

    C. Shop Drawings: Submit manufacturer’s shop drawings indicating typical layout of fences and gates.

    D. Samples: Submit selection and manufacturer’s material verification samples.

    E. Quality Assurance: Submit manufacturer’s published performance data for specified products.

    F. Warranty: Submit manufacturer’s warranty documents.


    A. Installer Qualifications: Utilize an installer having demonstrated experience on projects of similar size and

    B. Regulatory Requirements and Approval: [Specify applicable requirements of regulatory agencies].

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    C. Certifications: [Specify requirements for certification].



    A. Approved Manufacturer: ci-Fabrics, San Diego, CA 92154-7241

    B. Approved Supplier:
         Merchants Metals
         Phone: (866) 888-5611 Fax: (281) 372-3801

         Specification Department
         Phone: (888) 260-1600 Fax: (888) 261-3600

    C. Substitutions: Products from qualified companies having a minimum of 10 years experience in
         manufacturing polypropylene open-mesh woven windscreen fabric will be accepted by the architect as
         equal, if approved in writing ten business days prior to bid date.

2.02     MATERIALS

    A. Size: Height of [5’-8” for 6 ft fence] [7’-8” for 8 ft fence] [9’-0” for 10 ft fence]
         [custom __’-__” for __ ft fence] x [_____] lineal feet.

    B. Weight and Color: [90%, 5.7 oz/ft² Black] [90%, 5.7 oz/ft² Green].

    C. Fibers: Fibers used to manufacture fabric shall consist of UV resistant synthetic polypropylene
         systematically woven, Lathe-Leno method. They shall be formed into a stable network such that the
         filaments or yarns retain their dimensional stability to each other.

    D. Binding: 1-1/4” wide polypropylene, 4-ply material double stitched on all edges with #2 brass grommets
         [24” O.C] [12” O.C.]. For heights greater than 6ft an intermediate, binding centerline with #2 brass
         grommets [24” O.C] [12” O.C.] shall be added for support on one side only. Centerline grommets installed
         on face of fabric will not be accepted.

    E. Hardware: UV resistant 8” x 0.130” polypropylene cable ties, minimum tensile strength of 50 lbs or
         corrosion resistant steel hog rings, 9-gauge with a minimum of 0.80 oz/ft² zinc coating.

    F. Warranty: 5-year limited warranty against defects in materials and workmanship including degradation.

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    A. Verify site conditions are acceptable for installation of the windscreen including the fence framework and the
         post setting embedment.


    A. The contractor shall install the windscreen in accordance with the specification and as shown in the
         contract drawings or as directed by the engineer or per manufacturer’s published technical information.

3.03     CLEANING

    A. Remove debris from work site and properly dispose of debris.

                                                                Merchants Metals
                                                                Phone: (866) 888-5611 Fax: (281) 372-3801

                                                                Specification Department
                                                                Phone: (888) 260-1600 Fax: (888) 261-3600

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