The permanent fence guide for paddocks

23 The permanent fence | Wooden posts and Premium Horse Wire Gate design with crossbeam...preventing unstable gates and crooked posts! 1. Setting the gate and support posts in place (item no. 441828 – OctoWood wooden post 140 mm x 250 cm) You will need 4 of the posts mentioned above to install a galvanised pasture gate. For large horses, we generally recommend a fence height of 160 cm above the ground, this means the post should protrude 165 cm from the ground and thus be driven 85 cm into the ground. Options for setting the corner structure in place A) H-structure, see option 1/fig. A (AKO recommendation) When setting both the support posts in place, ensure that they are not driven in more than 1.90 m away from the corner post. B) driving in using a pile driver without pre-drilling + burying a hardwood plank to support the post in the tension direction directly at the post C) digging a hole using a post hole digger (Ø 30 cm), setting the post in place, filling the hole at least halfway with concrete and the rest with soil and compressing 2. Fixing the crossbeam in place (item no. 441825 – OctoWood wooden post 100 mm x 200 cm) Use the narrower posts with a diameter of 10 cm to support the two gate posts. The tip of the post should be sawn off after 190 cm for this. IMPORTANT: Match the length of the crossbeam to the actual distance between the gate and support posts. Now clamp the posts horizontally, centrally between the gate posts and support posts and fix them in place using the 90° bracket and the screws from the diagonal de-tensioning set (item no. 446508). 3. De-tensioning the corner and support posts (item no. 446508 – “diagonal” de-tensioning set) Once the two H-structures are in place, it is time to install the 3 diagonal de-tensioning sets. 1. The first step is to use the integrated stainless steel wire rope loop to mount the gear wheel wire tensioner just below the metal bracket on the support post and fix the position using a staple. 2. The second step is then to mount the stainless steel wire rope using the integrated loop at the bottom of the corner post and fix the position using a staple. 3. Next, pull the white protective hose over the wire rope and fasten it with the wire tensioner. 4. Next, tension the diagonal bracing using the clamping level, item no. 441328, or a size 15 fork spanner. 4. De-tensioning/mounting on the fence start/end (item no. 446509 – “horizontal de-tensioning set) Installing the fence start is done in just the same way as the start of a T-junction in the middle of a fence system. This “horizontal” de-tensioning set comprises 4 functions in one: post attachment using the integrated stainless steel wire cable loop, post insulation using the white insulation, the temperature equalisation spring to equalise temperature spikes and the gearwire tensioner for tensioning the conductor material. Fix the wire rope loop in place using a staple. 5. Installing the galvanised pasture fence gate (item no. 44891 – adjustable pasture gate, 3-4 m, height: 110 cm) Mount the pasture gate in such a way that the upper edge of the gate forms a line with the top line of the Premium Horse Wire. Mounting on the fence inner: the gate should not be able to be “pressed open” to the outside by a horse leaning against it. Mounting on the fence outer: the gate is not in the way when retrieving a horse. 6. Installing the underground cable (item no. 44819 – underground cable 50 m | 2.5 mm) Cut the underground cable in such a way that it can easily go from gate post to gate post under the soil + another 3 m. Fix the cable to the posts using the staples and connect it with the plain wire of the Premium Horse Wire using the wire terminal. Soil Ensure that the corner post is set up at an angle of 5 degrees to the tension direction. B) A)