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        03-21-2013, 07:37 PM
      #31
    Weanling
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    High winds in nasty cold snaps and cracks anything wider than rope, here.
         
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        03-21-2013, 07:41 PM
      #32
    Weanling
    Electric rope is tightened less than high tensile. I would def brace the corners, especially if you're dealing with long runs, but save yourself some work and don't bother with the periodical run replacement. Useless work. ;)
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        03-21-2013, 10:35 PM
      #33
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hemms    
    Electric rope is tightened less than high tensile. I would def brace the corners, especially if you're dealing with long runs, but save yourself some work and don't bother with the periodical run replacement. Useless work. ;)
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    So I should just brace the corners and leave the line posts as they are?
    Does it matter how I brace the corners? I wanted to do it something like this(without the concrete, though):
         
        03-22-2013, 12:42 AM
      #34
    Weanling
    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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        03-22-2013, 11:23 AM
      #35
    Yearling
    We live in southern manitoba so the ground is pretty firm. We have dark soil on the top for a foot or two and then a little clay mixed with soil a little farther down. I was wondering if the other type of braces- the ones with 5 posts - are stronger?
         
        03-22-2013, 11:32 AM
      #36
    Trained
    We use electric rope and don't even brace the corners. You really don't need to tighten more than just getting the major droop out of the rope.
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        03-22-2013, 11:34 AM
      #37
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares    
    We use electric rope and don't even brace the corners. You really don't need to tighten more than just getting the major droop out of the rope.
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    what kind of posts do you use? Thanks.
         
        03-22-2013, 11:39 AM
      #38
    Trained
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    what kind of posts do you use? Thanks.
    At the corners, 3"x3" posts (commonly called landscape timbers).
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        03-22-2013, 11:51 AM
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    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares    
    At the corners, 3"x3" posts (commonly called landscape timbers).
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    If you don't mind, how deep do you sink the corner posts?
         
        03-22-2013, 01:09 PM
      #40
    Trained
    Just 2 feet. It's pretty much all clay here after the first few inches.
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