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U-Bolted T-Posts Make Solid Corner Post
“After many years of building fence, I finally figured out how to make a strong corner post out of T-posts,” says Sam Powell, Hagerstown, Md.
“I use four 2 by 3 1/4-in., 5/16-in. U-bolts to hold the T-posts together. First, I drive in the corner post. Then I attach two brace posts at an angle, putting a U-bolt around the top of each post securing them to the corner post. The bottom of each brace post is U-bolted to the base of the first post in each side of the fence line.
“My place is very rocky so sometimes I have to use a hammer drill with a 1-in. bit followed by a 1 1/2-in. bit before I drive the T-post in. After driving a post into rock, don’t expect to pull it out again easily.
“When I want the corner post fully insulated, I use a piece of 1 1/2-in. pvc pipe slipped over the T-post. I cut notches in the pipe to keep the wire from sliding down.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Sam Powell, Hagerstown, Md. (ph 301 491-3046)

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2021 - Volume #45, Issue #5