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All fence and fence builders are NOT created equal.

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:16 pm

This is a job I didn't get in late 2008.....when we really needed the work. It's close to home, but evidently we were just a few cents higher per foot on the bid. Make sure that you are comparing similar products when building or having fence built. I suppose that no brace would ever fail if there is never any tension on the wire. :bang: Class I low carbon is no match in this part of the world for Class III high tensile. It was interesting watching that crew......Horse drawn post driver.
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Postby greybeard » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:26 pm

Probably a good thing there was no tension on the wire...what's holding the twist stick in place?

I'm not terribly knowledgeable on woven wire, but isn't it supposed to be at least tight enough to pull the circled indents straight?


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Postby callmefence » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:29 pm

Lots of land getting fragmented between here in Austin 5 to 50 acre ranchettes the call em.
We get some of it. But being from town they hire fence builder's from town. They go online instead of just walking in any store and asking for fence.
Anyway people always saying all that building south of town gotta be good for business. I tells em no , it'll be good for business in about 3 years when that shyt starts falling down.

I assure my customers they are going to get good work by putting it where my mouth is.
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Postby Bright Raven » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:06 pm

It is shocking what otherwise knowledgeable farmers consider good fencing techniques and practices.

I try to keep up with what you and Fence post. I think my fencing guy is pretty good.

When you get down here, I can show you the fence Kevin just put in under the CAIP program. The guy they employ to inspect it was an eighty year old local farm. He rated the job as excellent. Of course, he is familiar with Burton Fencing.
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Postby dun » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:21 pm

Depends on the limitations being faced. In the MO Ozarks, any posts that are withing 2 feet of the centerline is considered a straight fence.
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Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:47 pm

Bright Raven wrote:It is shocking what otherwise knowledgeable farmers consider good fencing techniques and practices.

I try to keep up with what you and Fence post. I think my fencing guy is pretty good.

When you get down here, I can show you the fence Kevin just put in under the CAIP program. The guy they employ to inspect it was an eighty year old local farm. He rated the job as excellent. Of course, he is familiar with Burton Fencing.


I've done my homework on Kevin. His work is top notch.
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Postby callmefence » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:22 pm

dun wrote:Depends on the limitations being faced. In the MO Ozarks, any posts that are withing 2 feet of the centerline is considered a straight fence.


:lol: I always say no such thing as purty straight. It's either straight or it's crooked.
My crew hates that saying.
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Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:42 pm

greybeard wrote:Probably a good thing there was no tension on the wire...what's holding the twist stick in place?

I'm not terribly knowledgeable on woven wire, but isn't it supposed to be at least tight enough to pull the circled indents straight?


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It's pretty standard to pull all of the tension curve out of low carbon, and leave about half of it in high tensile. The real concern in that picture is the rust on an 8 year old fence.
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Postby D2Cat » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:10 pm

callmefence wrote:
:lol: I always say no such thing as purty straight. It's either straight or it's crooked.
My crew hates that saying.



I have people who say, "I'll try...." I tell them there is no try, either do or do not!
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Postby ddd75 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:29 am

i dont' see how people can't get a post straight.

i've had dozens of people help me pound posts and only 1 of them has had the ability to put them in straight.

i can do it all by myself better then with someone else usually.
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Postby dun » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:09 am

ddd75 wrote:i dont' see how people can't get a post straight.

i've had dozens of people help me pound posts and only 1 of them has had the ability to put them in straight.

i can do it all by myself better then with someone else usually.

Getting them in straight isn;t the issue, it's finding enough dirt that is soft enough (i.e. not rock) that you can get it in the ground at all
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Postby callmefence » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:15 am

dun wrote:
ddd75 wrote:i dont' see how people can't get a post straight.

i've had dozens of people help me pound posts and only 1 of them has had the ability to put them in straight.

i can do it all by myself better then with someone else usually.

Getting them in straight isn;t the issue, it's finding enough dirt that is soft enough (i.e. not rock) that you can get it in the ground at all



For the most part I'd rather be in rock than dirt.
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Postby greybeard » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:03 am

D2Cat wrote:
callmefence wrote:
:lol: I always say no such thing as purty straight. It's either straight or it's crooked.
My crew hates that saying.



I have people who say, "I'll try...." I tell them there is no try, either do or do not!

Now, we know who you really are..

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Postby Bright Raven » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:06 am

callmefence wrote:
dun wrote:
ddd75 wrote:i dont' see how people can't get a post straight.

i've had dozens of people help me pound posts and only 1 of them has had the ability to put them in straight.

i can do it all by myself better then with someone else usually.

Getting them in straight isn;t the issue, it's finding enough dirt that is soft enough (i.e. not rock) that you can get it in the ground at all



For the most part I'd rather be in rock than dirt.


Explain. Why would you rather be in rock? Plus, if you get into shallow bedrock in my area, they have to go from driving to drilling. And that slows down progress.
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Postby Nesikep » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:33 am

dun wrote:
ddd75 wrote:i dont' see how people can't get a post straight.

i've had dozens of people help me pound posts and only 1 of them has had the ability to put them in straight.

i can do it all by myself better then with someone else usually.

Getting them in straight isn;t the issue, it's finding enough dirt that is soft enough (i.e. not rock) that you can get it in the ground at all

That's life around here too in all the perimeter fences... lots of big rock below.. do what you want, that post is either going to be in crooked, or you're moving it in one direction or another to try and find a place with less rock... The 3rd option is to shatter the post.
Dividing fences are usually a little better, there's a little more dirt in the fields.
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