sorry for the loss of your brother. i suggest that you take a tape measure and a notebook to the estate where your brother built fences and measure the diameter and length/post spacing/ type and height of wire. look at how he terminated the wire at the strainer ends etc. what i am saying is everything you need to know is written in your brothers fence. just observe take notes and copy his efforts. best of luck
Hi folks, this is a bit of a cheeky request but am not after your personal trade secrets just general tips regarding stock fencing.
As many of you know the late member goaty was my brother and he did the fencing work on the estate where I work, my manager has bought my brothers byrce post knocker with the aim of taking fencing back in hand! My problem is even though I spent time with my brother fencing I never paid any attention to how he set the job up, I just went along with the flow. Any advice how to start fencing would be much appreciated or point me in the right direction that would be great ta.
I'm planning a 60 X 110' fence for a community garden. Soil is sandy and I will be using cement to fix the posts. I am trying to save on labor by going 10 feet between posts and using a 4' wire mesh fence to close it in. The ubiquity of deer necessitates adding either another section of fence or an electric wire higher up but for the present time we're trying to get by with a minimum. Any thoughts?
Hello everyone. I hope you can help me understand the requirements for installing Torus fencing. I've not installed high tensile wire before, and am not sure about post spacings and strainer requirements, especially considering the extra tension compared to mild steel (assume a straight run over flat ground - I'll make the necessary adjustments at curves and undulations).
I know fewer posts are required, but what would be the recommended maximum distance between intermediate posts? And between strainers on straight runs? I'm fencing for sheep.
What about strainer construction? Are diagonal struts strong enough for the extra tension of the HT wire, or should I go for box strainers? What size of strainer posts is recommended?
How about curves? What is the largest angle around a strainer before a strut assembly (as above) is required? (I'm guessing the greater tension is more likely to pull unsupported strainers sideways?)
Any other tips on installing HT compared to MS?
Thanks very much for any advice or information you can give.