Category Archives: How-tos

What Does It Cost to Run a Fence Charger?

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Over the years many people have asked me – how much is it going to cost to run my fence charger? I usually respond that it will be “pennies per month”, but this is pretty easy to compute yourself. The … Continue reading

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Learning How to Use a Fence Tester

All fences require routine maintenance. I guess that’s a pretty bold statement coming from an ol’ fence guy, but truthfully correct. I don’t care if you are talking about barb wire, electric, board or pipe fences – they will all … Continue reading

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Using a Pilot Driver

So what the heck is a pilot driver, you ask? Well, it is basically a tool that you can use to make a pilot hole, in which, to drive your line posts into the ground. As I mentioned above, if … Continue reading

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Stretching High Tensile Woven Wire

We’ve been using high tensile woven wire for our new perimeter fences over the last couple of years. The 7 strand, 36″ tall fixed knot woven wire (7/36/24) makes a very nice non-electrified perimeter.

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Building High-Tensile Fence – A Simple How-To Guide

If you have built other types of fence (barbed or woven) then you will most likely enjoy the ease in which you can put up a high-tensile (HT) electric fence. Below are some of the basics to help you get … Continue reading

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Installation Tips – Transitions, Dips and Ridges

Transitions, dips, and ridges are good places to use a wood post as a boss post. Remember, the PasturePro post a line post and it serves that purpose wonderfully. Just as in any type of fence – at bends, transtitions, … Continue reading

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Installation Tips – Distance Between Line Posts

Generally, line post spacings will range from 20′ to 50′ and should be based upon the slope and lay of the land. In most level areas 40′ to 50′ is a good distance. Out west, you will see spacings of … Continue reading

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Installation Tips – Drilling PasturePro Posts (and why we don’t recommend pre-drilling)

We get a lot of calls about pre-drilling the posts, so that prompts me to address the issue of drilling the posts. So, let’s talk a little about the drilling procedure.

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