1986 - Volume #10, Issue #5, Page #22[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Use Steel Posts To Build Wood Fence
"Using clips and steel posts to build the fence takes about 1/5th the time that it would take using wood posts," says the manufacturer. "The fence lasts longer and is attractive, strong and economical."
The 18 ga. galvanized steel clips slide over the top of the "T" posts and are held in place on the post by two locking tabs that fit against the post teeth.
The end of one board slides into the clip. About six inches of the second board overlaps the first board and the two are nailed together through a hole in the clip. Because the boards overlap, you need to space posts about 6 in. closer together than normal. Also, steel posts must be positioned with the teeth on the side that you want the boards. If desired, a board can be installed vertically over the steel posts for a neater appearance. The number of clips on each post must equal the number of rails in your fence plan.
Three sizes of clips are available and they're sold by the case - 80 clips per case. Sizes and case prices are: clips for 1 by 6-in. finished boards - $79.95; for 1 by 6-in. rough cut boards ù $99.95; and for 2 by 6-in. finished boards - $149.95.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Fox Valley Draft Horse Farms, 640 Industrial Dr., Cary, Ill. 60013 (ph 312 639-7137).
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