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  • Joined Feb 2018
post and rail
« on: March 04, 2018, 04:34:59 pm »
Hi all,
I have bought circa 400m of split pots and 3 rail fencing. Is there a trick to ensuring my posts are bang on where my  rails will nail? I don't want to have to make too many cuts so if there's a little trick it would greatly appreciated. Also are there agreed heights of the ground for first rail?

Thanks everyone
Voss Electric Fence


  • Joined Nov 2013
  • Llanidloes, Powys
Re: post and rail
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2018, 06:20:23 pm »
Do you mean at ends of your rails? If so then the simple answer is to lay one rail on the ground as a gauge, with one end at the centre line of your first post. Put in the other end post, lining it up with the rail end; add intermediate posts as needed, if using 12' rails then posts at 6' or 4' centres.


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