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Building a Pipe H-Brace

Q. I’ve got some thick wooden posts available, and I’d like to use them as corner posts for a fencing project I’m considering. Are wood posts a good choice for bracing a fence?


A. The strength of your fence comes from the braces, in this case a single pipe H-brace. Regardless of if you’re building a high tensile fence or a low carbon fence there will be a ton or more tension on the corner posts. They must be installed in such a way that they will resist this constant tension. 

An H-brace is an assembly of three posts and bracing wire which creates a strong resistance to the lateral force of the fence. Braces may be single or double, however the width should ALWAYS be 2 ½ times the height of the fence. 

In the video below #TheFencePros at Bekaert demonstrate the proper way to build a pipe H-brace for your fence. We also have a video on building a wood H-brace. In addition to our videos we also have detailed brace installation guides. If you still have questions on your fence installation do not hesitate to Ask #TheFencePros!



 

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