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Re: fence tips and tricks

Postby callmefence » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:37 am

Tbrake wrote:Any type of Groucho wire. (However it’s spelled) stay tuff or something like that. Beyond electric fence, that stuff is useless.


I've always felt pretty much the same.t he early gaucho turned off lots of folks.
Until I got my hands on some good high tensile barbwire and learned how to handle it.
I've probably stretched as much ok barbwire as any man alive. I won't use any more on my place.
You don't show a location. If you get through central Texas. Swing by I'll give you a roll of good barbwire.
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Postby M.Magis » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:57 am

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
M.Magis wrote:Funny how opinions differ. Gaucho HT barbed wire is my first choice, by a large margin. I don’t plan to ever use 12.5 guage again. Costs twice as much and cows respect it about as much as smooth wire.


McArthur Lumber and Post, about 2 hours from you, has 14 and 16 gauge Tornado HT barb in stock. If you ever have the chance, stop in and buy a roll of the 14 gauge and give it a try. You'll have a new first choice, by an even larger margin. :tiphat:

Thanks, I'll give it a shot on my next project.
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:40 am

M.Magis wrote:
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
M.Magis wrote:Funny how opinions differ. Gaucho HT barbed wire is my first choice, by a large margin. I don’t plan to ever use 12.5 guage again. Costs twice as much and cows respect it about as much as smooth wire.


McArthur Lumber and Post, about 2 hours from you, has 14 and 16 gauge Tornado HT barb in stock. If you ever have the chance, stop in and buy a roll of the 14 gauge and give it a try. You'll have a new first choice, by an even larger margin. :tiphat:

Thanks, I'll give it a shot on my next project.


They make delivery runs to your neighborhood, so you might ask about slipping some on a truck for you to intercept. Barbed wire fun fact of the day.....It was invented by Lucien Smith of Kent, Ohio.
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Postby bball » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:47 am

Anyone remember the name of the outfit that makes fence chargers here in the USA. Supposed to be very quality product...i can't remember nor find the thread.
Any help appreciated.
I think k they were deep in the south somewhere maybe..
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:48 am

bball wrote:Anyone remember the name of the outfit that makes fence chargers here in the USA. Supposed to be very quality product...i can't remember nor find the thread.
Any help appreciated.
I think k they were deep in the south somewhere maybe..


Parmak. Made in the Midwest.......Iowa maybe?
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Postby bball » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:00 am

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
bball wrote:Anyone remember the name of the outfit that makes fence chargers here in the USA. Supposed to be very quality product...i can't remember nor find the thread.
Any help appreciated.
I think k they were deep in the south somewhere maybe..


Parmak. Made in the Midwest.......Iowa maybe?


Naw Luke, it was a different brand.. I'm familiar with Parmak. I coulda swore it was made in Alabama maybe..pretty expensive units too, but the guys who had them raved about how good they were.
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:41 am

bball wrote:
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
bball wrote:Anyone remember the name of the outfit that makes fence chargers here in the USA. Supposed to be very quality product...i can't remember nor find the thread.
Any help appreciated.
I think k they were deep in the south somewhere maybe..


Parmak. Made in the Midwest.......Iowa maybe?


Naw Luke, it was a different brand.. I'm familiar with Parmak. I coulda swore it was made in Alabama maybe..pretty expensive units too, but the guys who had them raved about how good they were.


Fencemaster in OK?
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Postby True Grit Farms » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:56 am

bball wrote:
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
bball wrote:Anyone remember the name of the outfit that makes fence chargers here in the USA. Supposed to be very quality product...i can't remember nor find the thread.
Any help appreciated.
I think k they were deep in the south somewhere maybe..


Parmak. Made in the Midwest.......Iowa maybe?


Naw Luke, it was a different brand.. I'm familiar with Parmak. I coulda swore it was made in Alabama maybe..pretty expensive units too, but the guys who had them raved about how good they were.

Don't know if this is who your looking for but there the best fence chargers built IMO. I bought a spare about 5 years ago and haven't needed it yet.
http://www.proshockfencecharger.com/index.html
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Postby greybeard » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:22 am

Cyclops.
Built by Taylor Fence Co, Ashville Alabama.
http://www.taylorfence.net/about_us.php
They ain't cheap but everything I've heard about them and their chargers has been good.
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Postby bball » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:50 am

greybeard wrote:Cyclops.
Built by Taylor Fence Co, Ashville Alabama.
http://www.taylorfence.net/about_us.php
They ain't cheap but everything I've heard about them and their chargers has been good.


Thanks greybeard. This is the outfit!
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Postby bball » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:55 am

True Grit Farms wrote:
bball wrote:
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
Parmak. Made in the Midwest.......Iowa maybe?


Naw Luke, it was a different brand.. I'm familiar with Parmak. I coulda swore it was made in Alabama maybe..pretty expensive units too, but the guys who had them raved about how good they were.

Don't know if this is who your looking for but there the best fence chargers built IMO. I bought a spare about 5 years ago and haven't needed it yet.
http://www.proshockfencecharger.com/index.html


Thanks Grit. Those look like some pretty good fenders too.
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Postby True Grit Farms » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:09 am

bball wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:
bball wrote:
Naw Luke, it was a different brand.. I'm familiar with Parmak. I coulda swore it was made in Alabama maybe..pretty expensive units too, but the guys who had them raved about how good they were.

Don't know if this is who your looking for but there the best fence chargers built IMO. I bought a spare about 5 years ago and haven't needed it yet.
http://www.proshockfencecharger.com/index.html


Thanks Grit. Those look like some pretty good fenders too.

I think your on the right track with Cyclops, Michael is a one man show. He's a retired electrical engineer just looking for something to do.
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Postby fence_it » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:42 pm

Never used pipe before in my life. Seen this today. With a pipe h-brace the rail is welded on both ends, so I always thought it doesn't need to be wired, right? Any reason this fella wired this pipe brace?




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Re: fence tips and tricks

Postby True Grit Farms » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:57 pm

fence_it wrote:Never used pipe before in my life. Seen this today. With a pipe h-brace the rail is welded on both ends, so I always thought it doesn't need to be wired, right? Any reason this fella wired this pipe brace?




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Yes you need that wire or you'll pull the corner. Look at how Fenceman builds his corners same concept just a lot better.
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:41 pm

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I use the recipe Fence gave me for welded pipe braces. No brace wire in the ingredients, and it's not going anywhere. :wave:
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