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Fencing for boggy areas

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    Registered Users Posts: 284 ✭✭ n1st


    I have one field which is sift ground and partly bounded by a drain. The stakes are constantly loosening, is there a better solution that stake posts?


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  • n1st wrote: »
    I have one field which is sift ground and partly bounded by a drain. The stakes are constantly loosening, is there a better solution that stake posts?

    Are you using 100-125mm and 6 foot posts?




  • n1st wrote: »
    I have one field which is sift ground and partly bounded by a drain. The stakes are constantly loosening, is there a better solution that stake posts?

    What are your strainer posts/assemblies like, thickness, shape and length or do you have any? It's their job, when properly installed, to stop the wire from going slack. It's the job of normal posts then to just hold the wire upright. Ordinary posts or strainer assemblies made from ordinary posts in soft ground will move or pull out in very soft ground.

    Often in soft ground lengths of telegraph pole will be used as strainers. I've a few soft corners where I'll go to FRS and buy long thick creosoted strainer posts and use those to make up H braces. Strutted strainer posts may be a better option sometimes (in better more solid ground) if you can get a good solid base like a large flat rock that won't move to brace the strut against.




  • 893bet wrote: »
    Are you using 100-125mm and 6 foot posts?

    6ft I would say, they've been in there 5 yrs now




  • What are your strainer posts/assemblies like, thickness, shape and length or do you have any? It's their job, when properly installed, to stop the wire from going slack. It's the job of normal posts then to just hold the wire upright. Ordinary posts or strainer assemblies made from ordinary posts in soft ground will move or pull out in very soft ground.

    Often in soft ground lengths of telegraph pole will be used as strainers. I've a few soft corners where I'll go to FRS and buy long thick creosoted strainer posts and use those to make up H braces. Strutted strainer posts may be a better option sometimes (in better more solid ground) if you can get a good solid base like a large flat rock that won't move to brace the strut against.

    I have telegraph poles


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