Brace It With Wire
Dan Miller Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:42 AM CST

Brace assemblies are the critical piece of any fenceline. That’s especially true with a high-tensile wire fence. The wire withstands 1,000 pounds of pressure pushing against it. Under normal tension, it also exerts a strong pull on the fenceposts.

The brace shown here (left) is known as an H-brace assembly. More specifically, this is an end brace built where a run of fence ends.

The anchor post supporting the gate and the brace post (to its right) are strengthened by a horizontal “compression brace” and diagonal “brace wire.” The brace wire pushes the brace post against the horizontal brace. ...

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