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Is High Tensile Fence Cheaper than Field Fence wire welded

 

 

Is High Tensile Fence Cheaper than Field Fence wire welded

 

 

 

Woven wire fence (AKA Field Fence)

The woven wire fenceĀ  employs a brace that uses two 8-inch diameter posts and a 4-inch diameter cross-brace at each end. Posts between the braces are steel “T” posts alternated with 4-inch diameter pressure-treated wood posts. The estimate below is with one strand of barbed wire, this I do not have on my fence so my cost is less.

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High-tensile non-electric wire fence

The high tensile non-electric fence uses eight strands of 12.5-gauge high-tensile wire on 4-inch diameter pressure-treated wood posts. Posts are 20 feet apart. Bracing uses three 8-inch diameter posts and two 4-inch diameter cross braces on each end. Wire tension on this fence is maintained with springs and ratchet-type tensioning devices.

Wire tension on this fence is maintained with springs and ratchet type devices. I noticed that there was a significant cost on the maintenance end of the high tensile and it was a more time consuming at least for me to put together.

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Originally a local farmer recommended a barbed wire fence, however, after researched I concluded it would be too dangerous because of our dogs. High tensile was the next consideration, however, it seemed a bit flimsy to use with t posts, I am a newbie fence builder so I decided the wire welded fence was a simple approach and I am happy to constructed using this method.

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