Field Fence Installation Tips

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At Bekaert, we take pride in our extensive technical and installation know-how - after all, that's what makes us #thefencepros! Here are some fixed knot installation tips and tricks to help your fencing project go smoothly, but don't forget you always have the option to download and print off our installation guides for future use. 

In our knowledge library, we also offer tips from our staff of fencing pros and step-by-step videos of fencing installations by type of fence type. Scroll to the bottom to watch our fixed knot installation video and fixed knot tensioning video. 

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Field Fence Installation Tips

#thefencepros recommend keeping these tips in mind when installing your Fixed Knot Fence

  • Safety first! Make sure you are equipped with protective eye wear, gloves, boots, and clothing that prevents serious lacerations. Work with a partner to make the job safer and easier.
  • Sketch out your fence project first.
  • Clear the planned fence line so you have an unobstructed work area.
  • Build a good brace! Your brace is the hardest working part of your fence, and it's also the place where many failures begin. Download #thefencepros Brace Specs guide for installing the perfect fence brace.
  • Post spacing varies depending on wire type. Posts for Solidlock fixed knot fences can be installed up to 30'.
  • Before tying off your fence you'll need to strip some knots. Learn how to properly strip a fixed knot with our quick video. 
  • Do not over tension. Remove approximately half of the depth of the tension curve.
  • Proper staple driving is important, not too tight and not too lose. 
  • Still need help? Ask #thefencepros!