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Old Sep 25th 2010, 06:29 PM   #1
  Aug 2010
  bland , mo usa
Getting ready to streach some perimiter fence , do i want it as tight as i can get it , or no ? T post are 15 feet . i had heard that the wire is not suppose to be super tight . ??/ Thanks jamie
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Old Sep 25th 2010, 08:24 PM   #2
  May 2010
  Kinmundy Illinois
I dont know if it is the right way or not but I stretch it as tight as I can get it. I dont want a loose fence. Just make sure your corners are solid, I use oil field pipe and a few T post here n there.
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Old Sep 26th 2010, 03:09 AM   #3
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  Apr 2009
  Marquez, TX

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You do not want it to be too tight. A good rule thumb is that if you were standing arm's length from the fence and fell back into the fence, it would bounce you back to your feet. So in other words, it wouldn't catch you like a glove, but also wouldn't be like hittling a wall. It should spring you back to your feet. Just remember, your deer will be running full speed into this fence on a number of occasions so make it as safe as you can for them.
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Old Sep 26th 2010, 07:51 AM   #4
  Jun 2010
  Rush, Kentucky
We pull it as tight as we can.
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Old Sep 26th 2010, 11:15 PM   #5
  Apr 2009
  Zanesville, Ohio
I would use as few t-post as possible and more heavy posts (wood or pipe with concrete) I had a buck strip the fence away from the t post and get out. Thankfully we got him right back in.

As a suggestion if you do use t post, put sticks through the bottom strands and logs over the sticks to help put weight on the fence so a tangled buck does not pull posts out.
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Old Sep 27th 2010, 04:21 AM   #6
  Apr 2009
  Clarksville , Iowa
I made mine just tight enough for it to stand up when I tipped it up. The poles are 30 feet apart with the staples not pounded tight into the wood . This way the wire can move between the poles on impact and make the largest "shock absorber" possible when a deer hits it. It is not baggy , looks just as good as super tight, and allows the deer an extended slow down when they hit it. One steel post in between each pole. Jim
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