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Fence Project with Tornado Wire

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:58 pm

I am putting up 5 strands of 14 gauge tornado barbed wire I got from Farm Fence Solutions. I am going from one double treated wood post brace to another one 700 feet away. It is along a wooded holler. The fence will be supported by 6 1/2 foot T-posts. At three points along the fence about 175 feet apart, I am setting posts cut from the big end of old power poles. These power pole posts are 8 foot long and are set 2 1/2 foot deep and concreted with 250 pound of concrete each. Here is a picture of one of the posts:
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Between the power pole posts I will use the T-posts on 20 foot centers. One of the difficulties is stinging the barbed wire, as a one man operation. The rolls are 80 pounds. I plan to put the spool on the three point hitch of the tractor on an axis that goes through the eyes of the lower two points. I cannot get the tractor along the entire fence, but I hope to be able to pull it into place off the spool. I got the three power pole posts set. They are all solid and from the days when power poles were creosoted. So should last forever.
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Re: Fence Project with Tornado Wire

Postby True Grit Farms » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:02 pm

Nothing last forever, did you set the post on a rock?
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Re: Fence Project with Tornado Wire

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:08 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:Nothing last forever, did you set the post on a rock?


Did not set it on a rock. I tamped the soil in the bottom of the hole before putting in the post. Why? Is that something I should have done?
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Re: Fence Project with Tornado Wire

Postby True Grit Farms » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:18 pm

IDK, my uncle always made us set a corner post on a piece of block and then put the concrete in. There's corner post on the V-II and Blue Goose that are 50+ years old.
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Re: Fence Project with Tornado Wire

Postby M-5 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:32 pm

IMO 30" is not deep enough but it's yours so do it like you want
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Re: Fence Project with Tornado Wire

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:44 pm

M-5 wrote:IMO 30" is not deep enough but it's yours so do it like you want


That ship sailed yesterday. Too late to cash in my tickets. They are in 250 pounds of concrete.
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Re: Fence Project with Tornado Wire

Postby Bigfoot » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:48 pm

I seldom go deeper than 30".
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Re: Fence Project with Tornado Wire

Postby callmefence » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:07 pm

Good deal.

I think 30 inches for a stiffener post set that way will be alright. Definitely not deep enough for a brace post.
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Re: Fence Project with Tornado Wire

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:10 pm

callmefence wrote:Good deal.

I think 30 inches for a stiffener post set that way will be alright. Definitely not deep enough for a brace post.


Thanks, Fence. What about the T-post? Is 20 feet too far?
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Re: Fence Project with Tornado Wire

Postby callmefence » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:14 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
callmefence wrote:Good deal.

I think 30 inches for a stiffener post set that way will be alright. Definitely not deep enough for a brace post.


Thanks, Fence. What about the T-post? Is 20 feet too far?


On a 5 wire I generally put em on 12.
I've got some interior fence on 24 foot with stays. I would recommend putting stays in it unless it's low pressure interior fence.
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Re: Fence Project with Tornado Wire

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:19 pm

callmefence wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
callmefence wrote:Good deal.

I think 30 inches for a stiffener post set that way will be alright. Definitely not deep enough for a brace post.


Thanks, Fence. What about the T-post? Is 20 feet too far?


On a 5 wire I generally put em on 12.
I've got some interior fence on 24 foot with stays. I would recommend putting stays in it unless it's low pressure interior fence.


Tell me what a stay is.
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Re: Fence Project with Tornado Wire

Postby callmefence » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:22 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
callmefence wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
Thanks, Fence. What about the T-post? Is 20 feet too far?


On a 5 wire I generally put em on 12.
I've got some interior fence on 24 foot with stays. I would recommend putting stays in it unless it's low pressure interior fence.


Tell me what a stay is.

Either a cedar stick that you tie to each wire
Or a twist in wire stay. I try to post a pic of each in the morning.
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Re: Fence Project with Tornado Wire

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:23 pm

callmefence wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
callmefence wrote:
On a 5 wire I generally put em on 12.
I've got some interior fence on 24 foot with stays. I would recommend putting stays in it unless it's low pressure interior fence.


Tell me what a stay is.

Either a cedar stick that you tie to each wire
Or a twist in wire stay. I try to post a pic of each in the morning.


Thanks
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Re: Fence Project with Tornado Wire

Postby Bigfoot » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:39 pm

Put your t post closer together. I used to go 12'. I've switched to 10''. You (or me) probably don't have the ability to pull wire as tight as fence man does.
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Re: Fence Project with Tornado Wire

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:46 pm

Bigfoot wrote:Put your t post closer together. I used to go 12'. I've switched to 10''. You (or me) probably don't have the ability to pull wire as tight as fence man does.


I know I don't. Luke and I talked about that. Those guys stretch it on a whole nother plateau. Ok. I should put the closer. Also need to know what stays are.
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