Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Manitoba, Canada
They look like good, solid braces. I've seen that around here. The best solution is relative to your type of ground.
I now live in a very rocky area, with HARD ground. Combined with the lesser pressure from the rope vs tensile, I can get away with a lot less than my neighbours an hour South of me.
I grew up sloughing in barns drowning in the Southern "gumbo", on the other side of our city. It was a constant fight to tighten fences and firm up high traffic zones. The mud flowed over the top of your rubber boots for two months, every time you brought your horse through the gate. PT posts rotted out in 7-10 years, still green above ground, if you were lucky. These posts needed to sit deeper than my current ones, obviously.
The posts I cleared off my property when I moved in disintegrated as we tried to pull them out, they were so old. Original homestead was 100+ years old...!? It sure was some old fencing, anyway.
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