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Choosing the Best Fence Posts for your Project

TheFencePros from Bekaert Fencing provide a comprehensive guide on selecting the best fence posts for your fencing project. We discuss the importance of choosing the right type of post based on regional conditions, soil type, and the specific needs of the fencing project. We'll emphasize the use of round, treated wood posts for their durability and ease of installation, cautioning against using landscape timbers or untreated posts that may twist and fail. Also covered in the video, the use of T-posts, highlighting their different weights and the need for additional support posts for stability. Lastly, the video introduces pipe posts, particularly used in areas with access to used oil pipes, and stresses the importance of the coating on the pipe to prevent rust transfer to the fence wire.

1. Choosing the Right Post (0:41)

* We discuss the challenge of selecting fence posts

* Highlight regional differences in post availability

* Emphasizes the traditional 6/7 wood post popularity

2. Benefits of Treated Round Posts (01:17)

* Importance of treatment for longevity

* Advantages of round posts over timbers or 4x4s

* Availability in various lengths for different needs

3. T-Posts and Their Usage (02:44)

* Different weights and heights of T-posts

* Suggestion to combine T-posts with wood or pipe posts

* Importance of knowing soil conditions for post depth

4. Pipe Posts as an Option (04:29)

* Introduction to pipe posts, especially in Texas and Wyoming

* Considerations for rust and regional humidity

* Recommendation for larger pipe sizes for better ground contact

5. Making Informed Decisions (06:14)

* Encouragement to seek expert advice for post selection

* The significance of good posts for fence longevity

* Reminder that a good fence relies on good posts and braces