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    • Post spacing should not exceed 16 feet. It does not matter the type of wire are the post type. Post spacing should not exceed 16 feet.  And 12' is better.  A welded pipe H with a diagonal is far superior to any wooden brace. A diagonal kicker should be installed on any turn greater than 15 degrees. Spacing on braces is only limited by how well you build them and how far you can stretch the wire. Up to about half a mile. 
    • Hi. Went to a show the other day and saw a DeWalt hand held stapler. Seemed ok. Just wondered how it would compare up to the stockade one? Thanks guys 
    • Fall Fence Forum October 18th and 19th, Worthington, IN. Fencing competition with $1,000 first prize. Come along and pit your skills against the best ag fencers in the land! Live commentary from Stoney Ridge Farmer. Representatives from Strainrite Fencing Systems, Protech Machinery, Tornado wire, Millom, and STOCKade will also be attending to answer any of your questions, as well as receive any feedback you have to offer. Meet up with other professional agricultural fencing contractors, grab a bargain with our event discounts on tools, wire and machinery, and get your hands on some new and exciting equipment! Hog roast on the evening of Friday the 18th, so bring a lawn chair and swap tips and fencing stories around the fire. Sign up here: https://www.tornadowire.com/fff-sign-up/
    • Bit late but here's a few pointers. Post spacing at around 4m is usually plenty for most fencing. Sometimes it's still better to go back to 3-3.5m. If you go to greater distances you need to increase the size of the post to at least 4" if your usually using 3-4" posts. You don't need strainers in the middle of a straight run, only at ends and turns. You do need thick strainers' though 7-8"+ and deep in the ground 1.2m +/or footed. Angle struts are fine but you want long struts and big strut  blocks as fence posts won't hold. You don't want to go round much of a turn, 10° ish without using a breast block and over 20-30° you need to start strutting You really need to tie termination knots and not hard staple to attach your netting and wire or your putting too much force on the edge of the strainer if hard stapled.
    • My advice to start would be use big sized posts. Big strainers, long thick struts and big strut blocks.  You can use a plain 2.5mm HT plain wire and use pegs or posts on turns and corners to mark out the line. This will allow you to move pegs until you get the line in the right place.  Then go about knocking strainers posts and strut up.
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