Category Archives: High Tensile Fence

Driven Versus Handset Fence Posts

A driven post (i.e, Shaver/KIWI Post Driver) is 10-times stronger than a handset post.  The way the earth displaces when the post is driven makes the post tighter in the ground. A concrete-set post can be as strong as a driven post provided it is set properly and allowed to cure. A concreted post needs a […]

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Does an electric fence have to make a complete loop?

A commonly asked question is, “Does an electric fence have to make a complete loop?” The answer is no, an electric fence DOES NOT have to make a complete loop. However, there are advantages and disadvantages to completing the fence loop. Creating a continuous loop will increase voltage on the fence line, because power is […]

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Tapered vs. Non-Tapered Wood Fence Posts

We get plenty of questions about tapered posts and non-tapered posts. What is the difference? Which type is stronger? Which should I use? Tapered posts are peeled by a high-speed machine that follows the contour of the log.  The finished post has the characteristics of each piece of wood.  Because the tree is tapered, the […]

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Low Impedance vs. High Impedance

Historically, there have been three major impedance types for energizers: high-impedance, solid-state, and low-impedance. Of these different types, high-impedance energizers, for the most part, have been taken off the market. These were the older “weed burner” types. They had long, slow pulses, and they did burn through weeds, but they were also known to start […]

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Insulated and Non-Conductive Bracing Systems

Most fence contractors and professional farm fence builders will likely agree that the backbone of your fence system is the corner posts and bracing. Your corner posts, end posts, and gate posts are the beginning step, and installing them properly will help ensure a quality project. Treated wood posts are most commonly used, but steel […]

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