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RCCM

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    How well are your posts treated?

    I think the bottom line over here with our treatment is it doesn't work, regardless of treatment penetration. Timber species is important but since 2004 when the arsenic was removed from the CCA treatment they may as well be spraying them in green paint for the level of protection it offers.
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    Solonet or Quickfencer?

    Make your own... I did, cost about £500 all in, specifically for deer fencing although will do all other heights. Mounting it on the front loader of a tractor is not the best in my experience unless it's very large and we'll built. A tele handler is much better, stronger and you can simply boom out to tighten. In the mud I have had issues with the netting/clamp arm being so far to one side that the tractor gets pulled about when driving forwards to strain up. But less so with a tele handler.
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    gates

    I use a laser level to mark the two gate posts and check for levels and any ground clearance issues. I have some cheap scissor car jacks to sit the matched pair on so you can wind them up or down to find level and slide them left or right to get my spacing on the posts identical and the gap in the middle. Then mark and drill them.
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    Deer fencing2.JPG

    How close are those inters? They look very close! Is that part of a race?
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    Post turner

    What size post spanner are you after?
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    Trailer for tracked knocker

    I'd be interested to see them too
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    Knocker insurance

    I use trust insurance based in Northamptonshire. They are a small company which I have my vehicles, house, P.L, E.L plant and tool cover with. I think to insure everything plant and tool related was about £750 including my vector.
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    Taking down old fences

    I'm sure you've seen my petrol winder I made for winding up barbed wire and line wire into nice neat coils which could be reused if you wanted to. It's on my Facebook page. Thinking about selling it.
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    Pinch bar

    So....?
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    Deer fence specifications

    There are a few like a t11/155/7.5 and X knot equivalents like xht15/158/7.5
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    Nuts and bolts

    Or falcon workshop for fixings
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    Works contract

    Just use a JCT contract. Whenever I have done very big contracts we have used a fairly standard jct and been through it and deleted and amended certain sections or terms that weren't a pliable or quite right.
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    Professional Fencing Specifications Workshop

    Can I have a password too? Please?
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    Struts or Box Strainers

    Doing a figure of 8 with your stay wire on the box is more dangerous to stock. We had a deer caught up in the upper part of the 8 on a box someone else had done. If you do an open loop, they just slide down to the bottom.
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    Struts or Box Strainers

    Hi there, As most others here will agree, full height boxes are the best form of support. I can build one in the same time as an angled Strutt, as I find cutting the angles and mortice neatly and correctly is quite time consuming as well as getting the strutt and stob tight. I can drive the second post of the box in and know that the horizontal brace or Strutt will always be tight and I can carve out a mortice with my carving saw using the jigs I have for marking, quicker than fitting a normal Strutt. I use a small dewalt laser measurer to put in the back of the mortice and shine it at the back of the other mortice to give me the exact length of the post/Strutt which makes it possible to do on your own instead of trying to hold a wobbly tape measure especially on deer fencing. The only difference in cost, is an extra post but a lighter shorter strainer can be used. The amount of 2.5mm ht line wire used for the stay or brace wire is minimal and either a crimp or gripple to tension. I don't like gripples personally, and instead always use crimps and then a couple of wraps on eac end wit the tail and then do your breaks. G PAKS are a complete waste of time and money. Gripple tools seem to shred the gpak cable very easily too. Use 2.5mm HT wrapped twice round. Doing it this way they never seem to move or the stay wire go slack. I have visited boxes years later and the stay wire is still super taught. My latest deer height boxes use a 3.6m machine round pole and I have a 100mm forstner bit in my petrol drill which creates the best fit imaginable and the most contact/bearing surface possible. Most of my fencing is deer fencing. So all of it is a box of one description or another. I do use half height boxes with a stout deer intermediate for the inline strainer just driven much deeper and another for the horizontal strutt. They are pretty strong but not like a full height box. They are sometimes useful to support a turn post built sticking out exactly half of the change in direction. Usually i use half height boxes to exclude deer and proper full height boxes to keep them in.
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