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How far between posts for barb wire

Posted by PoohBear2767 Dunlap Tn USA ( on
Wed, Jun 15, 05 at 23:46

My neighbor raises cows.
His cows cross one side of our property to get to the river.
There is a fenced corridor for the cows to the river.
My neighbor has an electric fence down both sides.

Today I put a "gate" in the fence.
I cut a section out of the fence.
I put two T posts up at both sides of my "gate".
I put some insulated T Post thingys on both T posts.
And I attached the fence at each side of my "gate" opening.
Next I got another strand of barb wire and two of those handle thingys
And put a handle on each end. And I stretched it between
the two T posts. So basically it is the same as before
except now it has two T posts and a removable section.
But between the two T posts is a distance of about 30 feet.
There were two rebar posts in that section.
Now it is just a section of wire pulled tight.

Is it ok to have a clear section of fence that far.
It doesn't sag any. But I don't won't the cows getting out.
It is an electric fence so I think they will avoid it.

I will have my neighbor check it over to make sure I did it right.
He would have helped me with it today but he was mowing and
I didn't want to both him with something I could do myself.

I could put the rebar posts back in if it were too much distance.
But I would like to leave them out so I can mow thru there easier.


Pooh Bear

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RE: How far between posts for barb wire

I meant to post this in a different forum.
I reposted it there and got answers.


Pooh Bear

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