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How To Build Strong Bracing For A Woven Wire Fence - Video

  
  
  
  

These videos will show you how to build bracing strong enough to ensure that your fence will last a long time. Watch the clearly shown step-by-step procedures for building an "H" brace assembly. You can also read the PDF of an article written by the University of Wisconsin about post bracing.

Information in the video complements our "How To Install Red Brand Woven Wire Horse Fence", "How To Install Wood Fence Posts" and "How To Install Field Fence" blog articles. You can also download the eight page Red Brand horse fencing instructional brochure PDF.

 

 


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2d attempt at my woven wire enclosure fence at the back of my property. First one lasted 7 years with no bracing on three of the cornerposts. Took me 15 min to find you this morning, what a treat - thank you so much. There's no way a how-to video like this one can be beat. Thanks again
Posted @ Friday, March 06, 2009 1:29 PM by PETE DEBRUNCE
Thank you for your feedback!
Posted @ Monday, June 08, 2009 5:53 AM by Frank Langone
I have hilly ground and about 500 feet of Red Brand 4 foot welded wire fabric. How about some tips for stretching 4 foot horse fence over uneven ground?
Posted @ Tuesday, July 07, 2009 12:25 PM by Mark Eichorst
Hi Mark, 
 
Uneven ground always presents a challenge, especially if you're installing welded wire mesh. Woven fences have an inherent flexibility that makes them easier to work with on rolling terrain. 
 
In situations where the gradient change is significant, it would be a good idea to cut the mesh rather than trying to bend it to fit. On a steep grade you can cut the mesh into panels so that the fence "steps" down the slope. You would stretch each individual section. Keep in mind that it is important not to over tighten a welded mesh. The welds may pop under too much tension. 
 
I hope this has been of some help. Please contact us if you have further questions.
Posted @ Tuesday, July 07, 2009 3:38 PM by Duncan Page
Question? Why is it recommended not to use 4"x4" landscape posts when installing wire fencing ??
Posted @ Wednesday, September 02, 2009 1:45 PM by E Lapensee
Thank you for your question. Pressure treated southern white pine will give you the longest lifetime. In general, landscaping ties usually don't have the same amount of preservative. And the species of wood may be different. This means that the useful lifetime of such posts will be less.
Posted @ Monday, September 21, 2009 11:38 AM by Frank Langone
Hi Guys, 
Thanks for your informative videos; they are certainly making my fencing alot easier. Here is a question for you. What do you do when applying the H brace where the corner and brace post are not level, as the fenceline runs up or down a hill? I notice that you measure the same height up both posts (corner and brace) and made sure the crossmember was level before fixing. To get the crossmember level on some of these H braces I need to build, will mean it reaches the corner and brace posts at different heights. What are your thoughts here on what is more critical - getting the crossmember level, or making sure it attaches to the corner and brace posts at the same height? 
Thanks 
Posted @ Tuesday, April 16, 2013 12:41 AM by Bryan Phillips-Petersen
The top rail should always be parallel with the lay of the ground – up, down or flat. 
This insures that the line wires run parallel to the top rail. 
Back up a few steps to verify this and tap the rail up or down slightly until it is parallel. 
 
By measuring the height on both the end and brace posts, you automatically insure that the top rail is parallel with the ground and thus correctly installed. 
 
Any mid-line braces should be built the same way – top rail is always parallel to the ground. 
 
In absolute correct installation procedures, all vertical post should be perpendicular, not plumb, with the ground as well. 
 
Thanks to Steven Sarson of Bekaert.
Posted @ Thursday, April 18, 2013 11:51 AM by Duncan Page
Guys...I have a similar issue as one of the folks above who is installing fabric fence over uneven ground. I'm installing 4 strands of barb wire fence over uneven pasture land. After stretching the wire, how do I attach it to the metal T-posts?
Posted @ Friday, March 28, 2014 12:35 PM by Chuck Sanders
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