Five Quick Fencing Tips

Five Quick Fencing Tips

today I'm Tim Thompson today I want to share with you five quick tips to make your fencing go a lot smoother in the meantime can I encourage you to hit the little subscribe button down there if you like what you see cuz it'll really support the channel and help me produce more content like this okay let's get into it with tip number one so tip number one when you're running out a stay wire around a post you've got to do two loops it can bind up a bit so use your nock spray or something similar to that just to wet your staples so that the wire slides easily through it'll make you a lot faster and stop tangles you have no idea how much faster this makes the job which brings me to tip number two which is kind of related when you're straining up in December leaves and boxing's always run the wire around the posts twice why because it gives you double the length of wire which means that you get more stretch in the wire and you can tighten your wires up if you only run one why you've got a limited amount of stretch in the wire and you'll more likely break the wire than tighten it so always run two rounds now with the in ox on the end posts in the staple and two runs of wire I've got this nice and tight limited fuss all I have to do now is tie it off and hey if you want to find out how to do this not the strain or not there's a link in the description here that will take you straight to the video I always put about a third of the holy and Ram it a third I find if you do particularly the bottom of the post and a small increment it's a good tip just looking after your tools while you're working never ever leave your handles lying on the ground it's not just losing them they in the long grass and community shoe it's the Sun if they're standing up in the ground they get much less Sun energy on turn I get a lot less hot don't burn your hands you know what it's actually got me thinking I wonder if it's true that if you stick something into the ground it'll stay cooler than if you're laying on the ground let's find out I happen to have a little laser thermometer let's see what happens with a quick experiment it's 43 degrees here today that's about a hundred and ten in American and we've come out into the middle of the paddock we'll come out a little bit further away from the shade and what I'm going to do is I'm going to stick this bar into the ground and we're gonna leave this here for about 20 minutes I'm gonna come back in 20 minutes time and we're gonna measure with this little gadget here just how hot that bar is in degrees Celsius all right it's three o'clock let's see what it's like at 20 class three all right so it's 20 past 3:00 let's just aim this right at the bar we'll just aim this right at the bar and it's fifty four degrees here and it's a little bit cooler 52 degrees down the bottom there second step let's lay it on the ground let's leave it out here in the Sun for 20 minutes come back and measure it again and just as a bit of an idea while we wait I'm just measuring the ground temperature here on this bit of dirt and it's 67 degrees Celsius so no wonder those ants are moving fast down there okay so it's been about 20 minutes and a bow is just been lying out here in the Sun I haven't put it down on bare ground I've got it down where there's plenty of grass cover 64 degrees 65 degrees so folks I think there we have it laying the bar on the ground on a hot day an extra 10 degrees Bernie Bernie on your hands not a good idea by the way there's been a bit of cloud cover coming and going which we didn't have when we were standing the bar up so if anything this should be a little bit cooler but yeah laying the bar on the ground a lot hotter so there you go stand your tools up don't leave them lying on the ground on a hot day and you'll work a lot more comfortably awesome tip scientifically proven have you ever been frustrated trying to measure each and every post before putting up your wire it's a bit of a fiddly job isn't it then you've got to try and hold your wire there then you've got to try and get your hammer out and you've got to try and get your staple and get your hammering there must be an easier way well there is just go and get yourself one meter piece of timber and I'll show you what to do okay so we've got our one meter piece of timber now all we have to do is measure on our piece of timber exactly where we want the staples to go on every single post so we just quickly measure that out once we've got those two marks on we'll get ourselves a couple of clouts and everywhere you want a wire to go on every post you put a cloud in facing slightly upwards and there you have it this is our measuring stick now let's go see how we use it see it's actually really easy all I have to do put the timber in like this push it into the fence let it drop and my Y's are exactly where I want them to be once my y's are in the right place all I have to do is lean against them and they're ready for stapling I don't have to worry about where my wires are both my hands are free and all I have to do is put my staples in makes the job so much quicker and easier so get yourself a one meter stick in a couple of nails you'll go heaps quicker if you liked this video please don't forget to hit that little subscribe button down there and support the channel I try and bring out a new video most weeks and I aim at sort of helping your farm and lifestyle sort of thing

19 Replies to “Five Quick Fencing Tips”

  1. I absolutely love your work. I’m a young guy getting into the ag industry and you’re a great source of information.

  2. Likening your work man. Very helpful.
    Was wondering if you might do video on a creek stop, considerations, different approaches, etc.
    You seem to have a lot of great knowledge and I’m glad your willing to share

  3. Great video mate. Another tip I’ve found helpful is turning your mains powered box off before touching the fence to fix it. Usually results in a lot less profanities 🤣. In all seriousness, running a cut out switch in line every so often can be a massive time saver when you run, kms of electric fences

  4. Thanks for the tip on the tool to set wire heights. We have a stick with the heights marked on it, never would have thought about nails. That will make all our future high tensile fencing easier.

  5. Fry an egg hot day. Yeah! Nasty one Tim,and,not by choice, I was fencing on that day,thanks to a rebellious little group of lambs who are pressing my buttons EVERY DAY, sneaking through neighbour's cow fence{the only section that is Not ringlock},and,working their way onto the front road,eventually finding the front gate,bleating their heads off because they cannot find their way back in!! Yesss I will now give second thoughts to just dropping the crow bar,on the ground. Let's face it, it has to be easier than bending to pick it up all the time. Ramming it into the ground is always risky. It WILL fall when you least expect it,more than likely on your hand,or,head.Leaning it against a post,or a strainer assembly is the way to go. There will be no escape today,you little rebels, I am going to make you all NAKED! It's been many years since I made a "Y" stick to stop lambs going through 5 line fence. Any clues on that,Tim? Awrabest for the coming year,and,keep the hints coming. Sometimes we need a "refresher" jolt.

  6. Can't do without inox, I used to use a can a day when doing strainer assemblies flat out. We used to use the dropper trick but 4 strands of plain locked in Fencing staples, drag it just past the post then nail the insulators, that way you know all your wires are in order and not twisted.

  7. You’re a true funny guy Tim! I thought it was just me that says burny burny when I pick up my crow bar in summer, keep up the great content

  8. Tim you should try the Texas fence fixer for Barb and plain wire! I also use WD 40 on my large drill bits when drilling through a post to hang a gate…makes the going so much easier!! Happy 2019 and keep the tips coming!

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