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Concrete fence posts

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:04 pm
by Brookhill Angus
I found these a while back and wanted to use them. Unfortunately, they are only in Australia. When I spoke with the company, they said, they really couldn't get them to me, so I dropped the idea, but I keep on wanting to revisit this product.

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What I like about these, are that they are VERY durable, and if I can get the corners really solid, I can crank down tight on the barbed wire, and then adjust if it has slack. I also like that they can be set in concrete, and no chance of rot. I've seen this type of set up in photos from Argentinian operations, and I really like the idea of going THROUGH the post instead of outside the post. I could do this with a wood post and just drill holes, but I don't want a post that will rot. I'm looking to do this once and probably never think about it again in my lifetime.

One of my relatives, who was an inventive type, built a form and poured concrete posts. Those posts were put in probably around 1900 and they are still standing to this day on one section of place. They are in perfect condition. Time has not affected them at all.

I'm not interested in making these myself, but if someone could get me a prototype that is high quality, I may consider an order.

Or if any of our Australian friends on CT know the people that manufacture these and can convince them to do business in the United States, I would definitely be a customer.

Re: Concrete fence posts

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:24 pm
by dieselbeef
3 d print them

Re: Concrete fence posts

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:30 pm
by Brookhill Angus
dieselbeef wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:24 pm
3 d print them
Now there is an idea, how about carbon fiber fence posts for the long haul?

Re: Concrete fence posts

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:47 pm
by Porkchopfat
I have been thinking on a similar track. 4 in cardboard forms from the big box store. Make holes for sucker rod. Then reinforce with rebar pour the concrete. Should make a good working pen and alley way anyhow.

Re: Concrete fence posts

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:39 pm
by ez14.
What would you want for size? Hole spacing? What would you pay? How many would you want?

Re: Concrete fence posts

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:47 pm
by Nesikep
I'm sure they wouldn't like getting pounded in!

Re: Concrete fence posts

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:09 pm
by TennesseeTuxedo
Nesikep wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:47 pm
I'm sure they wouldn't like getting pounded in!
I expect you’d drill the holes and set them.

Re: Concrete fence posts

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:53 pm
by Ebenezer
Had a friend who had forms and made them. Lightning would explode them and blow them out of the ground. He sold the forms for some reason!

Re: Concrete fence posts

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:35 pm
by TennesseeTuxedo
That’s odd, seems like they were properly “grounded”. :lol:

Re: Concrete fence posts

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:13 pm
by Dave
There was a huge pile of used concrete RR ties along the tracks in the Columbia Gorge. I thought they would make forever fence posts but I don't know how to attach the wire and dang they would be heavy to move around. There is a RR supply yard between here and town. I see they have a couple dozen new concrete ties there so the RR is still using them in some circumstances.

Re: Concrete fence posts

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:33 pm
by Redgully
One of the fruit growers here has set up hail/bird netting for his apricots and cherries. He imported concrete posts from italy and an attachment that goes on an excavator that lifts them and hammers them into the ground. He has done about 40 acres now and there is a lot of poles there. Don't think he has had any problems and the first ones went in about five years ago. He is putting in around another 20 acres now.

Re: Concrete fence posts

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:15 am
by cowrancher75
timeless fence has a similar post expect its pvc


https://timelessfencesystem.com/

Re: Concrete fence posts

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:01 pm
by Brookhill Angus
cowrancher75 wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:15 am
timeless fence has a similar post expect its pvc


https://timelessfencesystem.com/
Those are really nice!

Re: Concrete fence posts

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:25 pm
by ga.prime
How much fun would that be threading five strands of barb wire through those holes.

Re: Concrete fence posts

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:40 pm
by TennesseeTuxedo
ga.prime wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:25 pm
How much fun would that be threading five strands of barb wire through those holes.
I’m thinking high tensile with a couple of them electrified would be the way to go.

We use wove wire all over so I doubt I’d switch to these.