Fencing Part 5: D to E

You have no choice but to endure more and more posts – about more and more fencing! Its that much fun as you can see in the next 3 pictures!

We are using the first 600m as our testing ground – to work on our technique and get it right – ready for more challenging times ahead of us.

 

George and Garikai - enjoy that fence puller!

George and Garikai – enjoy that fence puller!

 

George and Garikai - enjoy that fence puller!

George and Garikai – enjoy that fence puller!

 

George and Garikai - enjoy that fence puller!

George and Garikai – enjoy that fence puller!

 

 

Tendai

Tendai

 

Burying the bottom of the fence

Burying the bottom of the fence

 

and moving stones to hold the bottom down securely

and moving stones to hold the bottom down securely

 

The bottom of the fence is bent outwards and trapped with boulders

The bottom of the fence is bent outwards and trapped with boulders

 

George and Tendai

George and Tendai

 

Bonox veld fence going up

Bonox veld fence going up

 

 

one of our early challenges

Meet one of our early challenges

 

 

Mr Artwell is actually hammering the staple sides together to make sure they are parallel and easy to hammer into the posts

Used as a tool holder

Used as a tool holder

 

 

 

George the senior fencer

George the senior fencer on THAT boulder

 

The hands that built Hornbydale

The hands that built Hornbydale

 

Garikai taking it seriously

Garikai taking it seriously

 

And these days we can’t end a post with pictures of nice poles. (Now more important than doggie pics!)

 

Beautiful poles

Beautiful poles

 

 

Need I say more!

Need I say more!

 

 

 

The pole dipping factor being decommissioned

The pole dipping factor being decommissioned

 

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