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Erecting the corner posts

The picture to the right is a corner post with anchored support. The holes for the posts were bored to a minimum depth of 3 feet, backfilled with sand and tamped to ensure sturdiness. The NJFS is using metal fence posts and 16-gauge wire for the anchored support. This type of support prevents the fence posts from pulling out of the ground or 'caving-in' due to wire tension.

Cedar corner post with 'dead-men' support
This next picture is a corner post with G-Springs attached and ready for wire placement. The G-Springs are used to provide variable tension and are placed at the opposite end of where the wire is 'tied-off' or crimped.

Stringing the fence line

The picture to the right shows the bottom two wires of a 5 strand fence. Each strand is completed around the entire perimeter before the next strand is begun. This keeps stringing the fence in an orderly fashion and avoids tangling the wires.

Stringing the fence line from bottom to top wire
The next picture shows a Spin Jenny (foreground) which is used to hold the wire while it is being pulled around the perimeter. It is recommended to have a person stay at the Spin Jenny while the wire is being pulled to operate as a brake person. Their job is to stop the 'Jenny' from spinning when someone pulling the wire stops to either string the wire around a corner post or slow down due to terrain. Without this brake person at the 'Jenny' wire continues to spin, come off and eventually produces a 'birds-nest'. Stringing the fence line
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