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Re: My Favorite Gripple Tool Function...

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:48 pm
by Bright Raven
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
Good thing you used a Gripple. Let it out and put a proper strut in there. :D


What do you use?


A 10-12' 5" post, or galvanized pipe.


I thought these would be perfect. 10 foot treated but it did bow. They are squared off and about 4 inches. Hey, how would you get a new brace in if they got pins in each end without removing the post?

Re: My Favorite Gripple Tool Function...

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:49 pm
by Farm Fence Solutions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sokwrC8DhVA&t=266s

This is how we build a timber brace.

Re: My Favorite Gripple Tool Function...

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:51 pm
by Farm Fence Solutions
Bright Raven wrote:
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
What do you use?


A 10-12' 5" post, or galvanized pipe.


I thought these would be perfect. 10 foot treated but it did bow. They are squared off and about 4 inches.


Landscape timbers are notoriously chitty. :nod:

Re: My Favorite Gripple Tool Function...

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:53 pm
by Farm Fence Solutions
Bright Raven wrote:
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
What do you use?


A 10-12' 5" post, or galvanized pipe.


I thought these would be perfect. 10 foot treated but it did bow. They are squared off and about 4 inches. Hey, how would you get a new brace in if they got pins in each end without removing the post?


Pin a new strut in under the old one......Cut it long and beat it in with a BFH. Chainsaw will get the old one out.

Re: My Favorite Gripple Tool Function...

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:55 pm
by Bright Raven
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sokwrC8DhVA&t=266s

This is how we build a timber brace.


You are using brace wire. I got the cable kit with the fixed loop at the end.

Re: My Favorite Gripple Tool Function...

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:57 pm
by Farm Fence Solutions
The only critique I'd make besides the landscape timbers.....Move the high end of the brace wire down in line with the strut. If you lower the angle of the brace wire, it reduces the upward force on the strainer.

Re: My Favorite Gripple Tool Function...

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:58 pm
by Farm Fence Solutions
Bright Raven wrote:
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sokwrC8DhVA&t=266s

This is how we build a timber brace.


You are using brace wire. I got the cable kit with the fixed loop at the end.


.....Impatient senior citizens :bang:

Watch the whole video. :lol:

Re: My Favorite Gripple Tool Function...

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:00 pm
by Bright Raven
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sokwrC8DhVA&t=266s

This is how we build a timber brace.


You are using brace wire. I got the cable kit with the fixed loop at the end.


.....Impatient senior citizens :bang:

Watch the whole video. :lol:


You called it right. Lol

Re: My Favorite Gripple Tool Function...

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:35 pm
by pricefarm
Bright Raven wrote:
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
What do you use?


A 10-12' 5" post, or galvanized pipe.


I thought these would be perfect. 10 foot treated but it did bow. They are squared off and about 4 inches. Hey, how would you get a new brace in if they got pins in each end without removing the post?


Yes I thought they would have been also. You can get them on sale here for 2$. Iam having to go back and replace all of mine that I used. Guess I should have listened to my dad when he says you get what you pay for...

Re: My Favorite Gripple Tool Function...

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:56 pm
by True Grit Farms
What is the diameter of the cable in the cable kit?

Re: My Favorite Gripple Tool Function...

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:07 pm
by Bright Raven
True Grit Farms wrote:What is the diameter of the cable in the cable kit?


I am going to guess quarter of an inch.

Re: My Favorite Gripple Tool Function...

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:12 pm
by greybeard
I just had to...was mesmerized....
:lol:
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Re: My Favorite Gripple Tool Function...

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:49 am
by Farm Fence Solutions
True Grit Farms wrote:What is the diameter of the cable in the cable kit?


5/32"

Re: My Favorite Gripple Tool Function...

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:53 am
by Farm Fence Solutions
pricefarm wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
A 10-12' 5" post, or galvanized pipe.


I thought these would be perfect. 10 foot treated but it did bow. They are squared off and about 4 inches. Hey, how would you get a new brace in if they got pins in each end without removing the post?


Yes I thought they would have been also. You can get them on sale here for 2$. Iam having to go back and replace all of mine that I used. Guess I should have listened to my dad when he says you get what you pay for...


For about $3/ft, you can have a net wire fence built that will last for 5 years or so. For about $4/ft, you can have one built that will last 50 years or so. You'd be amazed what people will do to save a buck, even going so far as to build fence 10 times. :lol:

Re: My Favorite Gripple Tool Function...

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:11 am
by True Grit Farms
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:What is the diameter of the cable in the cable kit?


5/32"


Thanks. I can see why cheapskate Raven is building trying to build his own fence. I figure his cost share subsidy must not cover $4 a foot.