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Post by callmefence » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:15 am



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Post by Col Reb » Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:09 pm

Can someone tell me if white oak will make good posts? If so what is the life expectancy as posts? Will be sitting in washed gravel. My dad says that it makes a difference of the expectancy what time of the year that it is either cut or sewn. Something about the sap.
Anyone else heard that? I used some red oak a few years ago & they lasted
About 3 years & rotted off at
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Post by ccr » Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:47 pm

We have trees in this area that are called post oak and I think they are in the white oak family. Often wondered the same thing, but have never used them for post. I think in the fall the sap is running down to the roots and in the spring back up to the tree (just my thoughts I am not an arborist), so there might be something to when it is cut.
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by ga.prime » Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:38 pm

Post oak is in the white oak family. Any oak no matter when you cut it will quickly rot if not treated with some kind of preservative.
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by Col Reb » Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:59 pm

ga.prime wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:38 pm
Post oak is in the white oak family. Any oak no matter when you cut it will quickly rot if not treated with some kind of preservative.
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Post by libertygarden » Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:58 pm

I just had an entry built and I need to tie 5 lines currently tied on a wood brices to the metal posts. What is the best way to do it without losing tension? Also is there a special way to wrap low carbon wire to pipe, ex two wraps and wrap around? attached is the pic of the new gate and the old braces.

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Post by Hippie Rancher » Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:44 pm

I cheat and cut it down the way a bit, take my wraps and then tighten at the splice. Not that I have many nice new metal posts to deal with. LOL

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Post by libertygarden » Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:13 pm

Thanks Hippie Rancher, but how do you not lose tension by cutting it down the line. Won't both sides of the cut lose tension?
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Post by Hippie Rancher » Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:23 pm

callmefence is the pro here, but if I had to do this right now, I would undo the current end wraps and move it over to the new post. if I had a good stretcher I might try to clamp and pull from the other side of the gate and get my wraps from there, but if it didn't get as tight as I would like, I would go down the line a post or two and cut the wire then tighten it with a splice. but that is just because I am better at fixing broken wire than I am at installing a new fence on metal braces. If they were wood I would stretch, staple, then wrap.

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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by Lucky » Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:37 pm

libertygarden wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:13 pm
Thanks Hippie Rancher, but how do you not lose tension by cutting it down the line. Won't both sides of the cut lose tension?

If you have a come-a-long and a wire grab it’ll be pretty easy to do. Just attach the come-a-long to the post you intend to tie off to or the one past it if possible. Without cutting the wire from were it’s originally tied off at, place the wire grab on the wire and tighten it until you get some slack in the wire. Now cut the wire so you’ll have enough to tie off to the post you want the wire on. Do 2 wraps around post and twist around standing wire and let off come-a-long. Do this on each wire and you’ll be done. Fence has a good youtube video on how to tie wire off with a puller and grab if you’ve never done this before.

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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by callmefence » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:01 am

I wouldn't be concerned with losing tension.
I would cut them at the wood post make a good splice and restrech to the new terminal. Piece of cake.
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Post by libertygarden » Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:58 am

What I did last weekend was to put a come along and wire dog while the fence was still under tension. then, I untied the wire from the railroad tie and tried to wrap it tight around the pipe using a claw hammer to remove the slack. Still, I noticed that the lines that I wrapped twice and then twisted lost a little tension. Mind you this is low carbon wire so it's a little harder to keep it taut as I wrap around the post.

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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by david1852 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:45 am

Any tips for catching the SOB that does this and then flees the scene? Bad part is that I just finished it last week.

Took out a corner with 8" posts broke off all at the ground, high tensile fixed knot wire and a strand of HT barbed wire.

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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by dieselbeef » Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:48 pm

so ive been doing some fencework and I have taken to cutting any slack wire and putting in a ratchet strainer...I put it near the post instead of in the middle and it makes for a decent no splice repair at a corner and I'm able to tighten whenever necessary.... I now most of yall don't like those but ive kinda taken to em and so far theyre good..beats pounding a staple onto the wire to hold it while ya wrap the end post
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by libertygarden » Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:35 pm

Put in a a floating brace last weekend.


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