29 Replies to “Tips and Tricks Episode 2: Woven Wire Fence Gut Strain”

  1. Hi there, any thoughts on these 3 things with fencing and hinge joint

    1 How do you face the T posts, so the netting meets with the flat section of the T or the pointy section, if that makes sense.

    2 Do you run single line HT wire at top and bottom of net, or, do you just use the existing strands fixed to posts to hang the nettiing. On internal this is prob too much.

    3 I have undulating land, I have a run that goes on a right angle, so 3 strainer posts, from the middle one is approx 100ft run each way, but one side of the middle post is pretty flat, the other is going up hill, I was told I can do this as one run, but thinking about it, this would probably only work if land was flat each way ?

  2. so wrong pull it tight and wrap around the corner or brace post what you did takes too much time too make im a pro fence builder and your way is too much time god bless πŸ˜‰πŸ‘Œ

  3. Thanks for the vid. I have strained 200m+ 14 linewire deer netting by tieing a tempory loop in one end with bail twine, stuck a wooden post through the loop and used a snig chain and tractor to apply tension. Only works with wooden posts though because you staple the line wires to the straining post in front of the knots before cutting & tieing off. Certain post treatments can cause the wires to rust at the staples, but you can certainly put the strain on this way.

  4. dam… i wish i had this when i was a kid an puting up new fences all the time.. shure was a lot harder than this ..lol.

  5. That steel post that grips the fence with wedges looked pretty good and the tensioner as well.
    Heard a lot of bad things about the Gripple fasteners tho. Not reuseable and may let go over time.
    I have a problem with barbed wire as the deer always break one wire when running and once one wire is gone there may as well be no fence to contain animals. So we are slowly switching over to woven wire.

  6. Nice video, straight to the point. It made me laugh though:

    "These are the (forget the brand) strainers….. this is a brand new set."
    immeaditly drops it in the dirt πŸ˜‚

  7. Sorry I'm just a dumn hick from Texas but I use an old Chevy with come along and I wire two fences together with a nice loop tie at my joins no fancy equipment or cuplers that I know my horses just gonna break

  8. Is the red paint on the post fairly fresh or is it cured. It scratched off easily. Will you come back and touch up the paint? By the way, the pipe welds are beautiful!

  9. Sry for the dumb question… but I’m assuming you fixed the mesh wire at either end of your run before you started to apply tension and join in the middle?

  10. Thanks for tip. Since I have been using this method, it has been my go to method. IMO it’s the best for longer runs of fence. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘

  11. Fine tidy looking job.i like the steel fence posts.they will last forever.was thinking of changing all my strainer posts from timber to steel.sick of having to dig them up when they rot.from ireland

  12. I really enjoyed the video it had a lot information and made a lot of common sense again I really appreciate you taking the time to make the video I will be contacting Farm fence Solutions

  13. Too much expense for a one time fence. If I was doing this all the time, maybe I would buy all these tools. I don’t have a tractor. I’m on a tight budget and I am by myself but I’ll get the job done and it will look good.

  14. Hi FFS. Thanks so much for your fencing content. In your opinion, what's the max distance(straight run) for woven wire (949-12-12.5 HT) between properly built SINGLE H – Braces? I've seen so many different recommendations that I think it would be better to just ask a pro. Thanks in advance. -Bridger

  15. Great video. Once you get the fence tight how do you secure the fence to the intermediate steel posts?

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