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5" should be fine for corners, I would sink a heavy post every 40-50 ft and just use fiberglass or plastic posts in between (mainly just to keep the wires evenly spaced).
Would the same set up work for coated electric wire? I was looking at the coated electric wire by ramm fencing.
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Would the same set up work for coated electric wire? I was looking at the coated electric wire by ramm fencing.
The coated electric wire will need to be strung tighter than rope or tape, so your corner supports must be good and secure. You would want that with any fence though. With coated wire, be sure to install it exactly as the manufacturer recommends with the appropriate fasteners and tensioners, otherwise the fence will stretch out of shape and could break.

Depth and thickness of your corner posts will depend upon how many you use and how you brace them. If you use three posts in an L shape braced, they don't need to be as thick. A single corner post with side braces like you have shown will need to be thicker and in deeper. Depth will depend on your soil. You will need to get them in deep enough to be solid. This means at least 3' in the ground. If you cement them in you won't have to go quite as deep.
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The coated electric wire will need to be strung tighter than rope or tape, so your corner supports must be good and secure. You would want that with any fence though. With coated wire, be sure to install it exactly as the manufacturer recommends with the appropriate fasteners and tensioners, otherwise the fence will stretch out of shape and could break.

Depth and thickness of your corner posts will depend upon how many you use and how you brace them. If you use three posts in an L shape braced, they don't need to be as thick. A single corner post with side braces like you have shown will need to be thicker and in deeper. Depth will depend on your soil. You will need to get them in deep enough to be solid. This means at least 3' in the ground. If you cement them in you won't have to go quite as deep.
Ok If I do the brace with 5 posts, can I use a 3" post for the horizontal brace(between the corner and brace post)?
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Ok If I do the brace with 5 posts, can I use a 3" post for the horizontal brace(between the corner and brace post)?
Again, it depends on what kind of bracing you plan to use. You could use 2x4s and wire as well. Here is a good article illustrating a variety of bracing techniques.

http://www.agf.gov.bc.ca/resmgmt/pub...s/307220-2.pdf

Here is another discussing some common livestock fencing mistakes. It suggests post sizes, etc for a cattle fence. Horse fencing would be similar.

7 Common Fencing Mistakes | Seven of most common errors in high-tensile fencing, and how to avoid them | Grazing Systems content from BEEF Magazine
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Again, it depends on what kind of bracing you plan to use. You could use 2x4s and wire as well. Here is a good article illustrating a variety of bracing techniques.

http://www.agf.gov.bc.ca/resmgmt/pub...s/307220-2.pdf

Here is another discussing some common livestock fencing mistakes. It suggests post sizes, etc for a cattle fence. Horse fencing would be similar.

7 Common Fencing Mistakes | Seven of most common errors in high-tensile fencing, and how to avoid them | Grazing Systems content from BEEF Magazine
I meant using a 3" post as a horizontal brace like in fig. 14 from the first link. We have 2x4s but they're untreated pine and the 3" posts are pressure treated.
Thanks for the links-very informative. I didnt know that there were so many types of braces!
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I was also wondering if I could just put the brace post 5-6' from the corner/end post instead of 8'?
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I'm getting ready to build some fence on my place. I'm putting a wood post every 30 ft. I'm going to use the coated high tensil fence from ramm or gallegher( which ever I get a better deal from) . My corner posts are going to be telephone pole. I have one I'm getting ready to cut down and cut into sections. I'm going to use an H brace but I'm not even sure I have to but am going to because I don't want to have to redo it in a couple years. I'm going to use 4 strands of the wire with an inch and a half tape on top. If I have to use something between the posts it will probably be because of the tape .
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Oh I forgot, my energizer is just a solar energizer. I can't remember the size but it works well for around here.
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And finally, with my support wire on the H brace instead of using a twisting stick I'm just going to use an inline tensioner. Ill end up buying an extra 4 for a grand total of like 6 more bucks but the ease of using them instead of twisting a stick and trying to nail it by myself is worth it.
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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.
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