Farm fences & gates : build and repair fences to keep by Rick Kubik

By Rick Kubik

For each state of affairs, there is the fitting form of fence. wooden posts or metal, electrical mesh or barbed cord: this ebook can assist you determine what sort of a fence you wish and the way to move approximately development it. writer Rick Kubik, a retired crop consultant, explains in basic terms the right way to build the fence you will have the 1st time round, so you do not waste time and cash on unnecessary upkeep and reconstruction, and how  Read more...

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Html. indd 47 47 11/28/13 2:51 PM 11/28/13 2:47 PM (Text) (Fogra 39)Job:11-40041 Title:MBI-Farm Fences & Gates #175 Dtp:225 Page:47 If the wire to be tightened is near a post, it can be pulled by gripping it between the legs of the fencing pliers and using the pliers as a lever against the post. A crowbar can also be used as a lever to apply tightening force. The nail-puller notch in the crowbar will grip the twisted wire. An older but still effective tightening device is this block-and-tackle arrangement that uses pulleys to multiply the pulling force applied to the rope.

12 through 15 are typically used for barbed wire, and no. 44 wire is about the thickness of a human hair. 50mm barbed wire. hIgh-tensIle WIre fenCe In the 1970s, high-tensile wire drawn from high-carbon steel rod became widely and cheaply available. Compared to conventional low-carbon wire used in barbed wire or in baling or mechanic’s wire, high-tensile wire maintains its toughness and flexibility when drawn to the same gauge. It can also be drawn to a thinner gauge and still maintain equal or greater strength than conventional fence wire.

Cattle have good contact with the soil due to their heavy weight, so an all-hot wire fence functions well. , foxes, raccoons, deer) have poor ground contact, so either a higherthan-normal charge is used to compensate for the higher resistance in the circuit or alternating hot/ground wire fences may be employed instead. A stand-off electrified wire is hardly visible, but it can be very effective at keeping animals far enough away that they can’t test the fence. indd 62 11/28/13 2:52 PM 11/28/13 2:47 PM (Text) (Fogra 39)Job:11-40041 Title:MBI-Farm Fences & Gates #175 Dtp:225 Page:62 s 2 Electric fences should not be thought of as a “plug in and forget” fencing solution.

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