If your attaching to a wooden post the staples go in the verticals not the horizontals...won't slide that way. :thumb:All together we have to put up 3 rolls of 47"x330' regular wire field fence, with the squares that are smaller at the bottom then gradually get larger up top.
We did that with pulling it, but thats what I mean, the clips dont do ANYTHING to keep it tight, the wire just slides beneath it???????
You have it pretty well figgured out. I usually pull tension on the fence fabric with a tractor or a cable hoist, since new fencing in rather brittle.Ok this is what we ended up doing.....
We took two pieces of 2x4 the height of the fence, and drilled three holes in the boards, sandwiched the fence between them, then ran bolts with washers and nuts through the holes, and tightened them VERY WELL. We then hooked a chain around that to the truck, and pulled VERY gently until tight.
We then, instead of just clipping the clips onto the T- post, we actually wrapped the wire around the fence wire so tight that it would not slip back again when the tension was released. We did this about every third post. It was a huge pain in the behind, but my goodness, it looks great!!!!!!! Nice and tight, and straight :
We only made it to just before our first corner, but decided tomorrow, to use the lawn mower instead, around the corner, just in case. Thanks for the advice , on how to handle the seaming of the two rolls. We will end up facing that challenge later on tomorrow.
And Bob, thank you for your story. I will take on the challenge tomorrow with a smile on my face.
I sometimes get aggravated with the hubby. I have always been willing to step up and take on any challenge with him. Because of that, I think he sometimes forgets that Im a woman, and some things are twice as hard for me. And this fence had me just about at my wits end. I see it all differently now. Thanks all!