Fencing Part 3: Dip your poles, droppers and fence

So we’ve started dipping the giant pile of poles, one by one, two by two! At this stage we reckon on needing 450 poles and droppers at 10m spacing.

Poles dipped in carboliniumPoles dipped in carbolinium

Poles dipped in preservative

Three by three also possible.

Poles dipped in carbolinium

Poles dipped preservative

Garikai is determined to catch that sun.

Poles dipped in carbolinium

Poles dipped in preservative

 

Poles dipped in carbolinium

Poles dipped in preservative

 

Poles leaving the dip tank

Poles leaving the dip tank

 

Poles leaving the dip tank

Poles leaving the dip tank

 

Poles leaving the dip tank

Poles leaving the dip tank

 

Reflecting in the dip tank

Reflecting in the dip tank

 

Don't forget the secret sauce

Don’t forget the secret sauce

 

Dipped pole

Dipped pole

 

Now a giant pile of dipped poles

Now a giant pile of dipped poles

 

Happy days pole dipping plant

Happy Days Pole Dipping Plant

Part way through we also dipped the rolls of veld fence (Bonox fence) in bitumen to provide some protection to the bottom of the fence in contact (or buried) in the ground. No pictures of the operation due to yours truly being the ‘senior driver’ but we  used the forklift attachment on the front loader to pick up each roll held on end. Then dipped it in the butumin and placed it on the stack shown below. Each roll is 100m and weighs approx. 90 kg.

Bitumin dipped veld fence

Bitumin dipped veld fence

 

Bitumin dipped Bonox fencing

Bitumin dipped Bonox fencing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Fencing Part 3: Dip your poles, droppers and fence

  1. Well done folks this is the new jewel in Troutbeck. Really proud of your hard work and vision . Over here we are fine getting darker earlier and gloomier miss the African sun badly.love you all Mbuya. Mbuya

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