These are some of the tips we found to make installing a welded wire fence easier.
Tension is the Achilles’ heel for any fence made of wire. The correct tension will prevent a fence from bowing or sagging by keeping it in the right place. Certain fence types, such as chain link and high tensile, require more tension than others. If you use wood posts, a cap or bottom rail can be added to a welded wire fence to prevent bowing and sagging. A fence puller is recommended for T-posts. You can tighten the tension with pliers attached to a welded-wire fence.
2. Corner Bracings
Bracing at the corners of the fence is a common cause of tension. The corners are the most problematic part of the tension. The corners are the most important. If the posts are not properly anchored, they will lean and cause sagging. This effect can be overcome in many ways.
A good way to do this is to use heavy wooded posts in corners. While they are more expensive than t-posts, they can make a huge difference in a small fence. H-bracing is possible by using 3 posts per corner. To prevent the corner posts from leaning, concrete should be used to set them. On both sides, diagonal bracing wires must be installed.
T-posts are the most common method of installing welded wire fence. However, not all t–posts are equal. These are the most common t-posts. However, if you want something more appealing than the standard metal t posts or if the fence is being used to protect livestock, there are other options.
PVC T-posts do not require insulation between the fence or the electric wire. Plastic Innovations pre-drills their t posts every three inches, making it simple to run an electric fence along with the posts. Barbed wire can also be easily electrified through the pre-drilled holes. PVC t-posts look better than their green metal counterparts and won’t rust. They also come with lifetime warranties against defects.
Choose the right fence size and gauge for the animals that you want to keep or contain. Install a fence around livestock to prevent them from rubbing against the fence. Instead of being driven into the post, the fence is being pushed into it. This will stop the fence from pulling away.
Remember to consider the size of your animal’s hoof and paw. While a 4″x4 opening might be more affordable than a 2×4 opening of the same width fence, a horse could catch a hoof or tear off a shoe through larger openings. If there is any chance that the fence will be used for dog kennels, a 1’X1″ opening is recommended.
5. There are many options
There are many options for wire fencing and prices to match. It is important to know what you need. These are some general guidelines that may help. The wire will cost more if the opening is smaller.
The thinner the wire, the larger the gauge. I.E. A 23 gauge wire is thinner than a 14. Posts can be placed at 10 feet or smaller intervals. The stronger the fence, the closer they are.
- Galvanization is described by the terms GAW and GBW.
- GAW is galvanized after welding. This is the best way to prevent rust.
- GBW is galvanized before welding. Weld points are slightly more likely to rust if the welds have been hot dipped rather than electro-galvanized.