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    Default Draad span / Fencing

    I have 2.5mm fencing wire and for explanation purposes let's say game fencing.

    Quick question/s:

    1) Do you start at the top or at the bottom? My logic tells me at the top.
    2) What tension do I put on the wire? I have one of those Obaro pullers with a tension scale.
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    Default Re: Draad span / Fencing

    Yes start from the top, make sure your poles are well set in the soil. My worker don't use a tension scale, he knows from experience what the tension must be
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    So, first thing this morning I had to make myself a "spinning jenny". Click image for larger version. 

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    All poles only planted and compacted with stone/rocks and sand. Luckily I have enough rocks. If the fence is not laying on the floor after a week I have saved a whole lot of money not using concrete. Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: Draad span / Fencing

    Quote Originally Posted by LdLL View Post
    All poles only planted and compacted with stone/rocks and sand. Luckily I have enough rocks. If the fence is not laying on the floor after a week I habe saved a whole lit if money not using concrete.
    My poles & fence is still standing upright after 10yrs using same method. Even on slopes

    Even my house...the four corner posts have concrete, the 41 other ones are all stone and soil compacted
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    Default Re: Draad span / Fencing

    Nice work there! My dad always said: Goeie buurmanskap begin by 'n ordentlike lyndraad! Good neighbourliness start at a decent boundary fence!

    Heard this one about putting up a fence for goats:

    Plant all poles and anchor posts. 'Span' a wire every 3 inches (OK 75mm), and tension wires as you span them.

    Once you've reached the top of the poles, start at the bottom again, and space wires 3 inches apart (that means you've now got a wire running every 35 mm)

    Repeat this until you've run out of wire.. Now take a break, and get a bucket of water.

    After the break, slosh the bucket of water through the fence.

    If any water gets through to the other side of the fence, there's not enough wire strands on your fence to keep goats out (or in)..
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    Default Re: Draad span / Fencing

    Quote Originally Posted by dewets View Post
    Nice work there! My dad always said: Goeie buurmanskap begin by 'n ordentlike lyndraad! Good neighbourliness start at a decent boundary fence!

    Heard this one about putting up a fence for goats:

    Plant all poles and anchor posts. 'Span' a wire every 3 inches (OK 75mm), and tension wires as you span them.

    Once you've reached the top of the poles, start at the bottom again, and space wires 3 inches apart (that means you've now got a wire running every 35 mm)

    Repeat this until you've run out of wire.. Now take a break, and get a bucket of water.

    After the break, slosh the bucket of water through the fence.

    If any water gets through to the other side of the fence, there's not enough wire strands on your fence to keep goats out (or in)..

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    Default Re: Draad span / Fencing

    As someone who spent many a day starting as a toddler with my dad putting up fences, I can tell you that is a very neat piece of work! Although quite expensive. The bottom section probably would have been cheaper using " jackal proof" fence, but I would have no idea of fence cost now to be honest.

    Hard work for sure!
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    Default Re: Draad span / Fencing

    Thanks Francois

    Hard work indeed. It is more of a test run, because I want to fence off a "kraal". My son and I are talking about getting a few cattle (a bull and two cows) for a start.
    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    As someone who spent many a day starting as a toddler with my dad putting up fences, I can tell you that is a very neat piece of work! Although quite expensive. The bottom section probably would have been cheaper using " jackal proof" fence, but I would have no idea of fence cost now to be honest.

    Hard work for sure!

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    Default Re: Draad span / Fencing

    This type of farm fence is fairly simple. When you have to put up an electric fence that has 20 to24 strands then you need some manpower. Been there done it got the T shirt.
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