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post #11 of 34 Old 04-24-2014, 01:22 PM
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I will pay someone to be able to get a post that deep where I am at.
If you have a Bobcat rental place near you rent a bobcat with a Post Driver attachment. TOTALLY worth the money! We put in over 120 posts in less than 3 hours. The bottom half of our land is nothing but rock so we put a point on the bottom of each pole before we drove it into the ground. If it did hit rock most times it either went around it or pushed it out of the way.

Cost us almost $600 for an all day rental but we also needed it to hull stuff around. You could get away with renting it for a half day. Something to think about.
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post #12 of 34 Old 04-24-2014, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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We are already going to rent an auger.
See, when we put up the pole barn we hired a guy with a hydraulic auger to come do the holes. 8 holes total took 4.5 hours and the deepest one was 32 inches....we literally don't have that much soil before hitting continuous very hard bed rock.

ETA, after about 15inches you hit hard pan and boulders, then at about 24 inches it is bed rock. :( That's why a lot of fences have rock cradles and underground jack legs around here.
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post #13 of 34 Old 04-24-2014, 01:43 PM
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Oh WOW! Yeah sounds like auger is the best way to go in that situation. I feel for ya!

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I am sure that you'll figure out the posts. Be sure to post pictures when you're done! =D

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post #15 of 34 Old 04-24-2014, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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I will! I should snap some pics of the posts that are along the back of the property. They are ridiculously huge. Bigger than railroad ties, but covered in creosote like rr ties. The guy who lived at the neighbor's place before the neighbors did was a heavy machine operator and supposedly he got them in trade for a job. The neighbor's fence is made from them but he never finished the part that backs up to our property.
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post #16 of 34 Old 04-24-2014, 04:55 PM
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I will! I should snap some pics of the posts that are along the back of the property. They are ridiculously huge. Bigger than railroad ties, but covered in creosote like rr ties. The guy who lived at the neighbor's place before the neighbors did was a heavy machine operator and supposedly he got them in trade for a job. The neighbor's fence is made from them but he never finished the part that backs up to our property.
I haven't seen it myself but a friend of a friend's fence was put up by her non horse husband. He works for the highway department so the fence is made out of guard railing and the posts they use to attach the railing too. Guess it's one heavy duty fence and he made the gaits using the same material...to say the least she's quite irate with her husband for those heavy gates.
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post #17 of 34 Old 04-24-2014, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Darrin, I see you are from Oregon, too. Is this friend of a friend in Eugene? I grew up there and vaguely remember a fence looking like guard rails.
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Nah, she's in central Oregon somewhere.
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post #19 of 34 Old 04-25-2014, 08:31 PM
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1X don't have the strength to hold a mini in. A 1x is actually more likely only 3/4". If someone is out there building a fence with only 1X, my guess is they aren't horse people. I would do a minimum 2x6. If this is your forever property, do it once and do it right. Your perimeter fence needs to be your best fence. I don't care as much if they get out and wander around the property but I sure don't want them out wandering the streets.

If you put in 4x4 posts when you join 2 boards, that only give you about 1 1/2" to nail to. Too easy to split the board when you nail that close to the end of the board.
Every farm I've been at uses 1x6. My property has 1x6 with an electric top rope. It was like than when we bought it last year and haven't had an issue. My gelding likes to destroy things and hasn't had a problem in fencing like this. Honestly, I don't know anyone that uses 2x. Oh, and they originally had drafts here with the 1x.
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post #20 of 34 Old 04-28-2014, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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Huzzah! This girl is uber excited! We got confirmation from the family member that they have triple what we need in lumber and found out they went super sized since they were housing studs and broodmares. So it will be a hefty fence of 6x6 square posts and 2x8 rails! No breaking out for these horses.
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