U post vs t post
Comparison darreneli u post and conventional t post using
The U post, so called because of its U-shaped cross section, is a form of multipurpose HEBEI JINSH star picket common in American markets. The holes drilled into the post ensure a safe link to the fencing wire. As a result, it can be used to protect wire mesh fences, trees, and even traffic signs.
There are two kinds of U posts: with spade and without spade. By increasing the contact area with the ground, the spade welded securely to the post helps to add fence stability. The post without the spade can be pounded into the ground even more easily than the one with the spade.
How to install t posts
You’ve selected your farm’s rural fencing; now it’s time to install the fence posts. A fence post must be able to carry the fence while still being the right post for the job. Animals who appear to brush against or reach over their fence will not be able to tolerate a post that is too short. While a wide fence post will keep animals enclosed, it may be overkill and a waste of time and resources. Some fence posts are only suitable for such forms of fencing, while others are more versatile. Are you unsure which sort of fence post to purchase? The following details will assist you in choosing the right fence post for your rural fencing.
A combination of wire and wooden fencing can be used with wooden fence posts. A solid wooden fence post requires digging a hole and likely using gravel or asphalt to hold the post in place. A deep hole can be all you need, depending on your soil. Wooden fence posts are attractive, but they may not be necessary for small animals or crop fencing.
T-post gripper – dl difference
Since your fence might be one of your biggest property investments this year, make sure it’s built correctly with the right materials and techniques. We can’t emphasize enough how important it is to note that fencing is just as sturdy as the fence post it is connected to. Even the best fencing in the world won’t keep your livestock safe if it can’t withstand animal pressure or the elements.
The basis for the entire building process is formed by corner posts and brace assemblies. These components are crucial to a fence’s overall stability. These posts give the fence its power by anchoring it at its corners. The corners are where much of the fence’s intense tension is stored. As a result, proper corner post selection, installation, and bracing are critical to avoid fence failure.
The concept of bracing a corner post is straightforward. The horizontal wire furthest from the ground has the most stress. As a consequence, the wire fence will put a lot of strain on the corners. The pull on the corner posts can be enormous, with each horizontal wire theoretically tensioned to several hundred pounds. Changes in temperature, which cause the wire to expand and contract, and animals leaning against or resisting the wire are two other factors that put stress on the corner posts. The role of the corner brace in the overall stability of your fencing cannot be overstated for these reasons.
T post installation
I’d like to try the no climb wire, which is supposed to prevent goats and sheep from jumping fences. But I don’t see how… lol. But I think I’ll use some raw cut lumber to install a top and bottom rail. It would cost me just 160 dollars to run the top and bottom rails up here, and it would add 12″ to the fence, or nearly so.
Thank you for taking the time to comment on the posts… I couldn’t decide if T or U was the more solid alternative. I’m guessing you’re a little more hefty? It has more ground surface area, which makes me feel stupid for asking… HAHAHA!
I’m not sure if there are different forms or weights of either, but the u posts I have are considerably heavier and stronger than the t posts I have. T posts for poultry are my favorite. After a few years of use, they’ve snapped at the ground.
T posts are easier to install (I can just about slip them in if the ground is soft, but I typically pound them in) and are ideal for wire with a lot of small holes, such as poultry netting, since the tabs are built into the sides.
U posts are thicker, and I have to pound them in every time. They have bumps instead of little clip-tabs to slip wire under, so you’ll have to wire the fence to them. They make wire post clips for you. Those, on the other hand, I haven’t used. To keep the fence from slipping, we used heavy wire twisted very tightly with a fence tool. I’m not sure if the slips would prevent the goats from falling.