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        04-10-2013, 06:07 PM
      #91
    Yearling
    Or if I sink the posts 3' into the ground can I brace them like the pic I posted earlier?
         
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        04-10-2013, 07:43 PM
      #92
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Koolio    
    As long as you brace the corners well, in both directions, you should be able to get away with 5" posts. For bracing, put a second post about 4' from your corner post and run a 2x4 or section of round fence rail in the inside between the corner post and this second post. Then use a longer 2x4 or round rail to go from the upper part of the corner post to the bottom of the second post. Basically you will have a giant number 7 between the corner and the second post. You will need to do the same on the other side.
    would this type of bracing work for hi tensile wire?
         
        04-10-2013, 08:47 PM
      #93
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by horsecrazygirl13    
    I was also wondering if I could just put the brace post 5-6' from the corner/end post instead of 8'? I want to do an H brace or something just as strong. The 3" posts are 6' long. I wanted to sink the corner posts 2'-3' into the ground.
    I don't see why that wouldn't work. I might think about sinking the post a little deeper than just 2 ft and go at least 3.
         
        04-12-2013, 12:45 PM
      #94
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Fort fireman    
    I don't see why that wouldn't work. I might think about sinking the post a little deeper than just 2 ft and go at least 3.
    I looked up a High tensile fencing HOW-TO and it said 8ft. The thing is I don't have 8ft long posts/rails. The longest I have is 6ft. And for the corner and brace posts I want to use 7ft long 5in wood posts, sink them 3 ft and add a 4-5ft,3in post as a brace. For two wires it should work, right?
    How do you tighten the wire? Can you tighten it by hand?
         
        04-12-2013, 07:16 PM
      #95
    Showing
    Put as long a point as you can. Most of mine are a ft. Long, done with a chain saw. We made four cuts. It does make a difference as to which end. One end it will go tho like butter and the other end it much harder. We put the thick end up. That's the way I've know for years on farms and ranches. When the butt of the post sits in the ground, it will eventually get pushed up. With a small diameter point, it will remain longer. As to how deep, some of our posts were pushed in with a loader which needed a full bucket. They were pushed and banged in. Any deeper than 2' and the post wanted to split. There is what is called hard pan, a cement like layer of clay that is difficult to penetrate. Even with a post pounder we were limited to depth. An auger will go deeper. When augered the posts have to have soil tamped around the post. With the post pounder once the post is in the ground, that's it. I hire a fellow who specializes in farm fencing. He pounds a post about every 10 min. He builds the corners. There is too much ice and snow right now or I'd send some pics of his corners. I just thought of something. Think of the letter H. That is how my corners are braced. The bar across is a post, anything over 3' is fine. Then run wire diagonally in an X and tighten. There is a gadget that's real slick. Easy to retighten when needed. Your corner will use 3 posts and two cross posts.
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        04-12-2013, 08:48 PM
      #96
    Green Broke
    My post are 10 ' apart. I have the 2 " tape . Easier for the horses to see, and the charger is a pulse charger , they know they can try to push but then again it might bite, so stay off it. If it goes out, then they don't try the fence.
    They have to get zapped a couple of times before they respect it.
         
        04-12-2013, 10:01 PM
      #97
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by horsecrazygirl13    
    I looked up a High tensile fencing HOW-TO and it said 8ft. The thing is I don't have 8ft long posts/rails. The longest I have is 6ft. And for the corner and brace posts I want to use 7ft long 5in wood posts, sink them 3 ft and add a 4-5ft,3in post as a brace. For two wires it should work, right?
    How do you tighten the wire? Can you tighten it by hand?
    I wouldn't try to tighten the wire by hand. Get some inline tensioners. You'll be able to get it tighter with them. They are like 4 bucks at tractor supply.
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        04-12-2013, 10:09 PM
      #98
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
    Put as long a point as you can. Most of mine are a ft. Long, done with a chain saw. We made four cuts. It does make a difference as to which end. One end it will go tho like butter and the other end it much harder. We put the thick end up. That's the way I've know for years on farms and ranches. When the butt of the post sits in the ground, it will eventually get pushed up. With a small diameter point, it will remain longer. As to how deep, some of our posts were pushed in with a loader which needed a full bucket. They were pushed and banged in. Any deeper than 2' and the post wanted to split. There is what is called hard pan, a cement like layer of clay that is difficult to penetrate. Even with a post pounder we were limited to depth. An auger will go deeper. When augered the posts have to have soil tamped around the post. With the post pounder once the post is in the ground, that's it. I hire a fellow who specializes in farm fencing. He pounds a post about every 10 min. He builds the corners. There is too much ice and snow right now or I'd send some pics of his corners. I just thought of something. Think of the letter H. That is how my corners are braced. The bar across is a post, anything over 3' is fine. Then run wire diagonally in an X and tighten. There is a gadget that's real slick. Easy to retighten when needed. Your corner will use 3 posts and two cross posts.
    Ok how thick should the points be? What about treating the cut part of the post? And is one end of the post really thicker? Which one? Thanks.
         
        04-14-2013, 04:22 PM
      #99
    Yearling
    BuMp
         
        04-15-2013, 10:51 AM
      #100
    Yearling
    Is it safe to use 2 strands of High tensile (bare wire) fencing in a 200x80ft paddock? Or should I use coated?
         

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