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fence tips and tricks

Postby fenceman » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:01 am

Every one here has a fence. I post tips from time to time. Some thank me some criticize. Either way is fine. From now on they will all be here. Hopefully others will join in
Tight spot 2: http://youtu.be/071w9Ypaxx0
Tight spot 2: video 1

Fenceman tight spot: http://youtu.be/74IJks7VOTgView from corner. Wires going up into first clip

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Postby fenceman » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:52 am

I don't no why the videos locked I'll get it. Sorry
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Postby M.Magis » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:58 am

Looks very nice to me. May I ask, what do you use to run the fence out? I assume in those tight quarters you have to do it by hand?
I just finished up a small run of 6 strand just like that, and experimented with a contraption to run 3 strands at once. It didn’t go as smooth as I’d hoped, though still faster than one at a time. In more open areas, are you able to run multiple strands at once without them becoming a tangled mess?
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Postby skyhightree1 » Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:18 pm

M.Magis wrote:Looks very nice to me. May I ask, what do you use to run the fence out? I assume in those tight quarters you have to do it by hand?
I just finished up a small run of 6 strand just like that, and experimented with a contraption to run 3 strands at once. It didn’t go as smooth as I’d hoped, though still faster than one at a time. In more open areas, are you able to run multiple strands at once without them becoming a tangled mess?


My question is do you start bottom up or top down when running fence wire?
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Postby fenceman » Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:29 pm

fenceman wrote:Every one here has a fence. I post tips from time to time. Some thank me some criticize. Either way is fine. From now on they will all be here. Hopefully others will join in
Tight spot 2: http://youtu.be/071w9Ypaxx0
Tight spot 2: video 1

Fenceman tight spot: http://youtu.be/74IJks7VOTgView from corner.

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Ok getting that straightened out was harder than building the fence. Video should work.
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Postby SteppedInIt » Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:26 pm

That's awesome FM. Thanks for sharing.
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Postby BigYoung » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:53 pm

Alright Fenceman, liking your fence tips and tricks!
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Postby M-5 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:20 am

thanks , Nice accent , sounds like your from Missouri
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Postby M.Magis » Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:36 am

skyhightree1 wrote:My question is do you start bottom up or top down when running fence wire?

I’ve done both, and I can’t say with any certainty I notice much difference. If there’s any play in the corner posts, starting at the top will keep the fence from getting loser with each strand you add. It also helps minimize tangles with barbed wire. But I’ve not built nearly as much fence as Fenceman.
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Postby fenceman » Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:52 am

I always pull a wire on the ground for a straight line to lay out fence. After post are In I move it top and tie all post. Then raised or lower post were needed for a nice fluid line. Then work down. Measuring of the top wire

M-5 wrote:thanks , Nice accent , sounds like your from Missouri

That's going hurt all day
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Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:58 am

M.Magis wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:My question is do you start bottom up or top down when running fence wire?

I’ve done both, and I can’t say with any certainty I notice much difference. If there’s any play in the corner posts, starting at the top will keep the fence from getting loser with each strand you add. It also helps minimize tangles with barbed wire. But I’ve not built nearly as much fence as Fenceman.


Bottom is roughest on me so I do that first.
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Postby bball » Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:47 pm

How long did it take to clear that stretch by hand before you start running wire?
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Postby fenceman » Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:54 am

bball wrote:How long did it take to clear that stretch by hand before you start running wire?


I put the braces just under a roll of barbwire, a 1/4 mile. We cleared that stretch and about 1/2 the next in 8 hour day.
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Postby bball » Sun Sep 27, 2015 4:59 pm

fenceman wrote:
bball wrote:How long did it take to clear that stretch by hand before you start running wire?


I put the braces just under a roll of barbwire, a 1/4 mile. We cleared that stretch and about 1/2 the next in 8 hour day.


That's pretty dam good...chainsaws and trimmers w/ metal blades?
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Postby gimpyrancher » Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:25 pm

This makes me think I'm doing it all wrong. :( I'm clearing trees on "my side" with a tractor leaving approx 10-12 feet wide new road around my perimeter. Now I will go back and establish my corners and stretch one smooth wire to get straight lines. Then I'll go back and put in H's and T-posts. Then I'll start stacking my wire lines.

But I'm guessing you're not as large as I am or as old. So such a small trail probably isn't a big deal to you. Smile. After looking at your post, my property line is starting to look like a highway.

PS: Very nice work.
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