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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by libertygarden » Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:40 pm

Sstterry, I wasn't aware your father invented this device. So I meant no disrespect. I got mine at tractor supply, but I don't remember the brand. Also, I was not using it as intended. If you look at the picture I posted a couple of pages back when the Google camera caught me fencing, you'll see I was using the tool to hang the spool and then walk the strand.
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by sstterry » Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:51 pm

libertygarden wrote:
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Sstterry, I wasn't aware your father invented this device. So I meant no disrespect. I got mine at tractor supply, but I don't remember the brand. Also, I was not using it as intended. If you look at the picture I posted a couple of pages back when the Google camera caught me fencing, you'll see I was using the tool to hang the spool and then walk the strand.
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No offense was taken. It matters not my relation. But like I said the new ones are made in China of inferior materials. If callmefence prefers your set-up I will defer to him because he is the professional. I just know how it was intended to work and that he never had a complaint about them breaking. Hard to get the original these days. The ones we still use have been in use for over 25 years.

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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by libertygarden » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:16 am

I have about 600 yards of wire to pull for an internal fence. However, I have 7 rolls, 4 low carbon OK Steel, 12.5 and 3 rolls Gaucho Pro Cattleman 14 ga. The question: Is there a problem if I use the top 2 strands with Gaucho and the lower 3 with OK? I'd basically be mixing high carbon and low carbon of different gauges. Or should I use the same wire?

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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by greybeard » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:19 pm

I've done it a few times...mixed bag sort of thing. Just know you will be re-tensioning the low carbon wire quite a bit and often.
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by callmefence » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:54 pm

libertygarden wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:16 am
I have about 600 yards of wire to pull for an internal fence. However, I have 7 rolls, 4 low carbon OK Steel, 12.5 and 3 rolls Gaucho Pro Cattleman 14 ga. The question: Is there a problem if I use the top 2 strands with Gaucho and the lower 3 with OK? I'd basically be mixing high carbon and low carbon of different gauges. Or should I use the same wire?

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No problem.
I build most of my stuff out of leftovers. Sometimes even spicking the two together.
Fwiw if stretched properly you won't have to restrech low carbon wire. I've got miles on my place that's 40 years old and still as tight any thing I've ever seen. It just takes a little extra time and effort.
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Post by libertygarden » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:16 pm

Thanks for the wealth of information. What do you mean stretch properly. I've broke 12.5 gs with a puny come along. After that time, I take it a little easier.
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Post by libertygarden » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:21 pm

I put these two puppies in today by hand, 4" deep. I still need to put another one as it will be a double H assembly.

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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by libertygarden » Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:59 pm

I broke a strand of wire yesterday, but I was pulling with the truck :(
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by callmefence » Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:34 pm

libertygarden wrote:
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I broke a strand of wire yesterday, but I was pulling with the truck :(
That's stretching it properly. Splice it back together. Restrech and it will stay tight. You've taken all the stretch out of the wire.
With time you'll learn to take it right to the threshold without having to break it.
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A good come along will break 14 gauge high tensile bw with plenty left in the tank
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by callmefence » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:32 pm

Just a fence story

Talking with my last great uncle in the cafe this morning. He told me about a story about his dad and older brothers building fence with a couple of Mexican hands that lived on the place. They had a horse trained to stretch barb wire. The horse would ease up real slow and easy and hold. For whatever the reason he couldn't remember, they where using a different horse one day.
The wire broke and the horse spooked. The barbwire got around one of those Mexicans and he got drug, ended up dying. Said they just took him out and buried him. He's either on my place or my cousins place. Nobody's sure.
That makes three I know of dying working this place.
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by sstterry » Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:11 pm

callmefence wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:32 pm
Just a fence story

Talking with my last great uncle in the cafe this morning. He told me about a story about his dad and older brothers building fence with a couple of Mexican hands that lived on the place. They had a horse trained to stretch barb wire. The horse would ease up real slow and easy and hold. For whatever the reason he couldn't remember, they where using a different horse one day.
The wire broke and the horse spooked. The barbwire got around one of those Mexicans and he got drug, ended up dying. Said they just took him out and buried him. He's either on my place or my cousins place. Nobody's sure.
That makes three I know of dying working this place.
Darn, Andy. What happened to the other two?

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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by callmefence » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:11 pm

sstterry wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:11 pm
callmefence wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:32 pm
Just a fence story

Talking with my last great uncle in the cafe this morning. He told me about a story about his dad and older brothers building fence with a couple of Mexican hands that lived on the place. They had a horse trained to stretch barb wire. The horse would ease up real slow and easy and hold. For whatever the reason he couldn't remember, they where using a different horse one day.
The wire broke and the horse spooked. The barbwire got around one of those Mexicans and he got drug, ended up dying. Said they just took him out and buried him. He's either on my place or my cousins place. Nobody's sure.
That makes three I know of dying working this place.
Darn, Andy. What happened to the other two?
Lol
Had a cousin killed when he fell off a maintainer. Which I still have. I was pretty young. Don't remember much about it.

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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by callmefence » Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:49 am

callmefence wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:11 pm
sstterry wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:11 pm
callmefence wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:32 pm
Just a fence story

Talking with my last great uncle in the cafe this morning. He told me about a story about his dad and older brothers building fence with a couple of Mexican hands that lived on the place. They had a horse trained to stretch barb wire. The horse would ease up real slow and easy and hold. For whatever the reason he couldn't remember, they where using a different horse one day.
The wire broke and the horse spooked. The barbwire got around one of those Mexicans and he got drug, ended up dying. Said they just took him out and buried him. He's either on my place or my cousins place. Nobody's sure.
That makes three I know of dying working this place.
Darn, Andy. What happened to the other two?
Lol
Had a cousin killed when he fell off a maintainer. Which I still have. I was pretty young. Don't remember much about it.

And had a friend killed last year in a round baler accident.
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by libertygarden » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:20 pm

Farming and ranching are in the top 10 list of most dangerous professions.
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by callmefence » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:49 pm

Just cause it's been awhile

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