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Another fence question

Postby kickinbull » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:24 am

What side of the post do you put fence. Inside or out? And why if you have reason.

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Re: Another fence question

Postby M-5 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:37 am

Inside , in the event of animals putting pressure on it , it does not pop the staples out
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Re: Another fence question

Postby M.Magis » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:06 am

Inside. Posts become just another scratching post if they can reach them.

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Re: Another fence question

Postby Bigfoot » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:29 am

M.Magis wrote:Inside. Posts become just another scratching post if they can reach them.


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Re: Another fence question

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:14 am

There are plenty of division fences that have stock on both sides. For cattle, a belly high hot wire on the "wrong" side will keep your fence in good shape. Board fence is typically the only vanity fence we will build wrong, to make it look better, but we recently built several thousand feet of HT fixed knot net and hung the wire towards the house to make it prettier. They are also planning on at least a top board, and possibly four boards over the wire, so to make it look good..... It's not the way I prefer to do it, but sometimes aesthetics play a role in the decision. A well built fence works from both sides, but if there will only ever be stock on one side, it's a no brainer.
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Re: Another fence question

Postby callmefence » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:21 am

Typically you put the wire facing the stock.
Put sometimes for appearance it's done backwards.
In my opinion if the fence is properly built, it doesn't matter.
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Re: Another fence question

Postby greybeard » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:53 am

One exception to that may be which direction any flood water might flow thru the fence. (ain't there always exceptions? )
I put the wire on the inside on this fence, facing the stock, and sure wish I had put it on the other side now. Most of the staples were missing and about 1/4 of the tee post ties were broken.


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