FAQ: How To Build Field Fence Corners?

Can I use T posts for corners?

With the proper accessories the Tposts can be used for corner post assemblies. Using Tposts for corners saves time over digging fence-post holes and setting wood posts.

How deep should a corner post be?

Corner posts generally need to be 6-8 inches in diameter, 8 feet long and set a minimum of 3-1/2 feet deep. To determine the proper length, add together the depth of setting, which should be no less than 3-1/2 feet in the ground, plus the height of the top wire above the ground, plus 6” extra.

How do you stretch a welded wire fence on uneven ground?

GreaseMonkey Preshrunk & Cottony. I’ve had better luck by dragging the fence uphill and stretching it downhill. And use a chain hook to stretch it, you can move it up and down to stretch either the top or bottom. The grade is not as important as to whether the hill is straight slope or if it has a round to it or a dip.

Can fence posts be 10 feet apart?

Typical spacing is right around 8 feet between each post however different circumstances may call for different measurements and it is not uncommon to have spacing between posts reach up to 10 feet. Once you have a rough idea of your post layout start by digging your first hole.

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Do you have to brace fence posts?

You need two braces for each post, which you can cut from any scrap lumber, as long as each one is at least 4 feet long. You need to attach the braces to something, and an easy solution is to tap 1-by-2-inch stakes into the ground with a sledgehammer.

How do you brace a fence post?

Attach angled 2 x 4 braces to two adjacent sides of the post using one screw for each brace. Drive a stake into the ground near the lower end of each brace. 4. Use a level to position the post plumb (perfectly vertical), checking on two adjacent sides with the level, then fasten the braces to the stakes.

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