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  • Which side of a t posts goes towards the animals
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    07-19-2011, 04:25 PM
  #1
Weanling
T post clips

Any reason to use the 1 inch instead of the 2 inch ones or vice versa? With T post that is for the electric fence
     
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    07-19-2011, 04:32 PM
  #2
Showing
2 inch clips will just put the wire out farther from the post.
     
    07-19-2011, 11:14 PM
  #3
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
2 inch clips will just put the wire out farther from the post.
does the clip go on the inside of the post or outside or does it even matter? If that is confusing, then does the wire run inside facing the horse or outward facing me
     
    07-19-2011, 11:48 PM
  #4
Foal
The wire goes towards the pasture on the inside . Also make sure you use t-post caps on top of those posts just for safety . As far as 1in vs 2in is personal prefference .
     
    07-20-2011, 08:14 AM
  #5
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Saddlehorse1978    
The wire goes towards the pasture on the inside . Also make sure you use t-post caps on top of those posts just for safety . As far as 1in vs 2in is personal prefference .
I guess some put them either way. I think I have seen most of them on the outside though. I guess its a matter of what looks best to you. I guess it will do its job either way too though
     
    07-20-2011, 08:53 AM
  #6
Banned
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Originally Posted by nyg052003    
i guess some put them either way. I think I have seen most of them on the outside though. I guess its a matter of what looks best to you. I guess it will do its job either way too though
It is not a matter of what looks best.

It is a matter of safety.

Putting the electric portion on the horse side (inside) prevents the horses from actually interacting with the T-posts.
That is the only way a T-post fence is safe to use with horses.

I second the need for caps. Caps are must with T-post fencing and horses.
     
    07-20-2011, 09:03 AM
  #7
Yearling
It really is not a matter of what looks best, but is a matter of practicality. The clips and fence should be on the inside toward the pasture, because if by chance a horse should happen to get into the fence the clips will hold the fence from the inside where as, if placed to the outside of the posts the fence could be pushed loose from the post.

T-post caps are an absolute necessity. There are many a horrible case of horses impaling themselves on uncovered t-posts and also catching a haltered horse on them if a horse goes to scratch an itchy spot on their face.
     
    07-20-2011, 12:59 PM
  #8
Weanling
Sounds good guys, thanks
     
    07-20-2011, 01:05 PM
  #9
Weanling
Actually, you need to put the wire on the side of the horse most of the time - when you are going around bends in the field where the wire would pull against the clip, the wire should be on the outside such that the pressure is born by the post.

1" clips will be better most all of the time as you have less plastic to heat up and move.

2" and larger clips are used to put a hot wire over top of a woven wire fence such that the electric fence is 2" away from teh woven wire.
     
    07-20-2011, 01:40 PM
  #10
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Production Acres    
Actually, you need to put the wire on the side of the horse most of the time - when you are going around bends in the field where the wire would pull against the clip, the wire should be on the outside such that the pressure is born by the post.

1" clips will be better most all of the time as you have less plastic to heat up and move.

2" and larger clips are used to put a hot wire over top of a woven wire fence such that the electric fence is 2" away from teh woven wire.
so if I have say 26 post , the 27th post(27th being the corner), that post needs to be lined up so that the wire can go on the outside of it and then the next post that starts that row would be lined up so that line would go back inside, wire would be running back inside?

And therefore each corner needs to be like that so that the wire wont be pulling against the corners? I have seen some people have horse fences without any corner anchoring and stuff for yrs and yrs with no problems so I will not be using any corner bracing and stuff. One reason why is because I am using part of my neighbors land and if for some reason I have to take the fencing down someday, it won't take too much time. The other reason is like I said I have seen fences that's been up for yrs and yrs and still standing and strong.
     

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