Wednesday, October 31, 2012

second fence run










Was only planning on pounding in the north fence line t posts today...finished in only 1 1/2 hours so went ahead and did the full deed.  Braced for the big pull with my truck to do the stretching with chains and come alongs I borrowed from Chuck.  71,84,42,0,C,0

7 comments:

Zole said...

Nice romping room for Ben!

LarryLilly said...

I guess I did it wrong all these years. I always placed the bar to attach to the come along in FRONT of the pole I was going to attach the ends to, then after stretching a scosh past tight, would tie off each loose wire to the post, then when i let loose the come along, the tension would pull the extra tension back to tight. How are you attaching each wire to the post when the come along is past the post?

John Wells said...

Larry...I think your method is the way to go - videos I watched showed the pull going past the attaching post (but they were wood posts so a staple could be put in before cutting and wrapping) Starting from the middle-one wire at a time-I lost about an inch of tension when I cut the wire and wrapped it on this run. I will try your suggestion when I do the long run on the east side. Probably gonna concrete in another utility pole(since I have plenty more) midway on the long runs on the east and west sides.

John Wells said...

You can see in this video that the pull is past the attaching post and there is a bit of lost tension when he cuts the wire...only adding a staple to the top and bottom wire before cutting. When I did the first run from metal post to pole barn pole - I pounded in staples on all the wire before cutting and didn't loose any tension. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wtSI6IIw-g&feature=relmfu

Rev.jimmyleebob said...

Quite a contraption.You should have bought or borrowed a real fence stretcher with a ring welded in the center,single come along off
your hitch would have done the job.Don't pull your fencing past
your corner..pull close enough to where you have room to work. Cut your wire and wrap it...release the tension.

Mystery Guest said...

I remember once back in my younger days trying to stretch a line of chain link fence that was maybe just a bit too much for one go. Pulled it up with the pickup. stopped the truck and set the brake, got out, and then watched the truck get dragged back past me. Guess it was a bit much for a dang fool kid who didn't know what he was doing. (but I did eventually get all that wire up)

Allen Hare said...

More great looking work.