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Re: Concrete with self treated wood posts

Post by BRYANT » Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:25 pm

I put post 10' apart and don't like wood anytime or place T post and pipe
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Re: Concrete with self treated wood posts

Post by JHALL » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:55 pm

BRYANT wrote:I put post 10' apart and don't like wood anytime or place T post and pipe


Thanks.

I was planning on 10 feet spacing, just wanted to hear what others had done.

What do you guys do for stretching the high tensile stuff? It says on the packaging that no stretching is needed, to just pull it tight. What do you guys do?

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Re: Concrete with self treated wood posts

Post by Farm Fence Solutions » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:24 pm

JHALL wrote:
BRYANT wrote:I put post 10' apart and don't like wood anytime or place T post and pipe


Thanks.

I was planning on 10 feet spacing, just wanted to hear what others had done.

What do you guys do for stretching the high tensile stuff? It says on the packaging that no stretching is needed, to just pull it tight. What do you guys do?


Use good wire and pull it tight(er).
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Re: Concrete with self treated wood posts

Post by callmefence » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:55 pm

JHALL wrote:
BRYANT wrote:I put post 10' apart and don't like wood anytime or place T post and pipe


Thanks.

I was planning on 10 feet spacing, just wanted to hear what others had done.

What do you guys do for stretching the high tensile stuff? It says on the packaging that no stretching is needed, to just pull it tight. What do you guys do?


Stretch the he// out of it.
Build a very good brace. Tpost every 12 foot pipe stiffner post every 96 feet. Just make sure you don't cut corners on the brace. Especially on depth. Use good quality wire and stretch it tight. Then pull a little more.
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Re: Concrete with self treated wood posts

Post by JHALL » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:05 pm

callmefence wrote:
JHALL wrote:
BRYANT wrote:I put post 10' apart and don't like wood anytime or place T post and pipe


Thanks.

I was planning on 10 feet spacing, just wanted to hear what others had done.

What do you guys do for stretching the high tensile stuff? It says on the packaging that no stretching is needed, to just pull it tight. What do you guys do?


Stretch the he// out of it.
Build a very good brace. Tpost every 12 foot pipe stiffner post every 96 feet. Just make sure you don't cut corners on the brace. Especially on depth. Use good quality wire and stretch it tight. Then pull a little more.
Read through the tip and tricks thread


Thanks for the response.

Braces are 4” pipe (H-brace with four horizontal bars) approx 4 feet in the ground, with concrete.

I’m using the Baekert (sp?) Gaucho 15.5 gauge high tensile wire. From what I’ve read on here and other places it’s good, not great. It was either that or the Red Brand 12.5 gauge stuff (only choices I had locally). I have some 7-8’ hedge posts to place after every 6-7 t-posts.

I’m planning on buying some medium gripples and the tool. I assume it’s ok to stretch the wire after installing a gripples to join the two strands (that the gripple is strong enough)?

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