NO BRACE END POST
A no brace end, gate or corner post for tensioned fence
materials for horses, such as Horserail
This is a single post end but it needs the following….
Essential conditions and materials for this to work.
Soil conditions that allows you to auger up to 7.5
deep by 16˝
less if it is super stable, rocky conditions.
Having an auger with rock teeth and an extension that has down pressure and can drill that deep.
Or finding a contractor that has the equipment to drill such a hole at a fair price.
Having access to 10˝ – 12˝ x 12
(254mm – 305mm x 3.66m)
to coat the exposed cut surface with roofing sealer material.
Suitability of used poles can be determined
by density and sound when hit with a hammer as to how solid they are.
Making up or having access to a 10
long handled tamping bar
and a utility scoop shovel
for cleaning bottom of hole.
Willing to mix up the ingredients to make the equivalent of 5 bags of dry concrete mix (321)*, or purchase
same, for each hole, 1 bag in the bottom, then soil tamped tightly in small increments to within 36˝
of the ground line, more dry concrete mix tamped tight to within 6˝
, finish out with sod. Allow soil
moisture to set up, and don’t final tension fence until it has set.
With the above you have the capacity to build yourself a one post end that can handle a tensioned Horserail
fence without bracing, giving you “a clean board look.”
When this is not practical to build then the standard single brace assembly with a top horizontal
and a covered Safe-T-Brace Cable
kit will be more than strong enough –
especially if an HD post driver is used.
When that is not an option, one can auger a 3.5
minimum x 16˝
(1.07m - min. x 406mm)
hole and use concrete to set the posts.
Detailed information available on www.horserail.com.
* Note: Dry concrete mix is considered porous, allows water to escape,
treated posts last longer.
! In softer soils - use a buried breast-block or a flat face for the concrete
! Lean post 1˝ (25mm) against pull of fence
Just – buckle it up!
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