Ok I am going to pick up the supplies today for my fence which will 400 ft X 260 X 250 X 20. Yes it is shaped narrow at the head of my driveway so that's where the 20 ft comes in. On the side that's about 260 ft, there are a line of trees for maybe about 100 ft. For the remaining 150 ft there are no trees and for the 400 ft side there are no trees. The 20 ft front, the 400 ft side, and the 150 ft (of the 260 ft), there are no trees so my question is with just 2 strands of 14 gauge wire, will I need bracings every say 100 ft of any side where there are no trees? I have to double check and see if the trees are straight enough to use in the above area mentioned. If they are, I know that will be sufficient and I won't need any t post in that area.
At the corners will I be fine without any bracing? I think I have seen a many of pasture setups that weren't extensive and didnt have a whole lot of animals or anything be just a basic setup. They have been up for yrs so I'm guessing they are fine lol.
Also, am I correct in that the wire cannot touch the T post at all but it can touch wood post or the tree? I will use t post clips but just wondering in certain cases where one would think to tie off to the t post in certain spots if that would be ok? Any other tid bits you can offer or advise would be greatly appreciated. Also, would it be easier to run the wire out all the way the length of that that side, tie it off or put weight on it so it will stay in place but give some, then just hook up to each? I tried to find a video on youtube but didnt really see anything.