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    Default Mainline support post

    What are you using for the post to support your mainline I am running 1inch over 1inch wet dry would like information on spacing and post type, cedar, treated,rebar? thanks in advance
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    Old telephone poles work great if you can get your hands on some or can find someone who has a few they are willing to sell. We have a 1.5" dry line and 1.25" wet line hanging off 3 poles in a row to span a 400' open area to the sugar sugar shack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbison View Post
    What are you using for the post to support your mainline I am running 1inch over 1inch wet dry would like information on spacing and post type, cedar, treated,rebar? thanks in advance
    How high off the ground are the mainlines? I use the snow fence stakes from tractor supply. They have 3'-7' stakes. Work great and last forever.
    Neil

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    Most are 3-4 ft looking at using half inch rebar cheaper than others I have only about a 1percent grade need to eliminate any sags to maintain the grade
    4x12 raised flue
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    Advertize on Craig's list that your looking for T posts. I take about a 100 down a year from someone else tree install. Most company's plant tree, get paid never come back and then the customer is left with a tree stake they cant get out of the ground. Buy a T stake puller for $45.00 and become a T post whore and you will find all you need for the price of labor. I charge $15.00 per to remove so you can make money
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    Treated 2x6 ripped in half. Stake 15-20 feet. Use screws to hang lines from the loop of your tie.
    Jake Moser
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    Thanks everyone
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    i use 1X4 rough saw hemlock because its cheap and i need a lot of posts. I have several that are set around 16' in the air. I tried using just a screw under the wire and one over the wire. This did not work great. Now i use the metal strapping that plumbers use to hold pipes up, wrap it around the wire and it does not move as the wire is tight to the board. I set mine at 20' due to low slope and it keeps most of the sags out.
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