Fence posts in marsh

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Fence posts in marsh

Postby Brian62 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:25 pm

I have to install a few fence posts through a real wet marsh area. There will be no pressure against it as the area will be fenced around to keep sheep out; but it runs along the border of my property, so it will serve as property marker and have a few hot wires. My thought is to take some four inch PVC and fill it with quickcreet, use this as post, and and then attach the hi-tensile wire with a wire tie at the appropriate height.

Any thoughts?
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Re: Fence posts in marsh

Postby high plainsman » Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:51 am

How do you plan on keeping the wire ties from slipping up or down with the slick PVC posts?

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Re: Fence posts in marsh

Postby greengrazer » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:35 pm

I put a property line fence through a knee deep swamp. I sharpened hard red cedar post with a chainsaw and pounded them in with a sledge.

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Re: Fence posts in marsh

Postby Brian62 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:25 am

I was think about using a concrete screw run through a ceramic insulator, but then I thought I could just drill a hole straight though with a long concrete bit and feed the wire through.

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Re: Fence posts in marsh

Postby high plainsman » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:39 pm

I would be concerned that when the concrete got damp from rain or snow it would provide too good of a conduct and may short the wires out. Could you fasten a fiberglass batten or something to the post and then attach the wire to that?

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Re: Fence posts in marsh

Postby KDZ » Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:26 pm

To hold the wire , you could use a pinlock insulator and attach it to the PVC with stainless screws.

Would a composite post like a pasture pro work?

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Re: Fence posts in marsh

Postby Brian62 » Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:18 am

I don't know much about Pasture-Pro, but it might be an easier alternative.
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