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T-post wood fence?
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Dave 50 8n    Posted 07-18-2002 at 08:28:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I need some advice from some creative minds....

Am needing to build a wood fence, and I want to use 7' T posts. Thought about how to join wood to the posts, and decided upon weld tacking a metal strip 90 degrees from the post, then nail, etc. through that to the horizontal boards.

Is welding on T posts just plain lunacy? Any other ideas?


JoeK    Posted 07-18-2002 at 13:18:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
If yer buyin the posts.why not get steel U posts,rather the Ts.Then posts could be drilled and stiles bolted on,like hiway signs.If you already have the Ts,mebbee a "J"bolt thru the wood and around the post would work.The nubs on the post should dig into the wood and help anchor it.

DeadCarp    Posted 07-18-2002 at 12:48:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
If the flanges are big enough, why not just drill a few holes at appropriate heights in each one and nail thru those? Good thing you're using wood rails - they are more forgiving when they expand than steel.

If the t-posts are grooved, you can wire the rails to them but use something thicker than electic fence wire.

hay    Posted 07-18-2002 at 11:05:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
the expierence i had welding on steel "T" posts was not good. the "T" posts are apparently made of junk steel and are coated or some kind of galvanizing and are hard to arc weld because of popping and sputtering. maybe i did not do it right, but i don't want any more of that kind of action. don't know about gas welding them. maybe check with a farm/hardware store about some kind of bracket you could slip on the steel post that would also allow you to fasten wood to it. never seen one, though. be safe.

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