Helpful tips

How deep should a T-post be?

How deep should a T-post be?

The general rule of thumb when setting a post is that the depth of the post’s hole needs to be one-third to one-half of the actual above-ground height of the post. So, a six-foot-high finished post ideally needs to be buried three feet into the ground.

What’s the difference between 1.25 and 1.33 T-posts?

The description of steel T-posts will help you determine its strength. A 1.33 post weighs 1.33 pounds per foot, while a 1.25 post weighs 1.25 pounds per foot. When selecting line posts, be sure that the posts are at least 3” taller than the fence they are supporting.

Why are T-post painted white on top?

A steel fence post, also called (depending on design or country) a T-post, a Y-post, or variants on star post, is a type of fence post or picket. They are commonly painted with a white tip on top; white improves the visibility of the fence line.

How many T-posts do I need?

Generally, a successful structure will have five steel t-posts to one wooden post. Spacing the posts 8 feet apart will require 660 posts. On the other hand, a 12-foot spacing requires 440 posts.

Can fence posts be 10 feet apart?

Typical spacing is right around 8 feet between each post however different circumstances may call for different measurements and it is not uncommon to have spacing between posts reach up to 10 feet. Once you have a rough idea of your post layout start by digging your first hole.

What are T-posts used for?

T-posts are steel fence posts used to support wire fencing. Also known as Y-posts due to their shape when viewed from the top, T-posts have an anchor at the bottom that helps them stay in the ground. Durable and long-lasting, T-posts are often made of rail steel.

What size Post do you use for a 6 foot fence?

The depth of the post hole needs to be 1/3 to 1/2 the height of your fence. For example, if you are building a fence that’s 6 feet tall, you will need a hole that is at least 2 feet deep. That also means that you’d need to use an 8-foot post.

What is the difference between a T post and a u post?

Steel T-posts and U-posts are used exclusively with wire fencing. T-posts are shaped like the letter T, and U-posts are shaped like the letter U. Both types of posts are easy to install. Studs on the post hold the wire and can face inward or outward depending on the fencing needs – keeping animals in our out.

Can T-posts be painted?

Instead, you should use vinyl coated, stainless steel, zinc aluminum with black paint (if available), or Class 3 galvanized (if available), which will stand up to the elements and last much longer. However, just as important as the type of wire you use are the type of posts that hold the wire up.

How many acres will 1000 feet of wire cover?

To Cover This Size Area You Need This Amount of Wire
1 Acre 1000 Feet
2 Acres 1300 Feet
3 Acres 1500 Feet
4 Acres 1800 Feet

What kind of T posts does San Antonio Steel Company make?

San Antonio Steel Company carries a variety of import and American-made studded t-posts.

How tall are painted t posts in San Antonio?

Painted t-posts Code Manufacturer Color Lbs Per Ft Height T6XW W. Silver Green 1.10 6′ T255XW W. Silver Green 1.25 5′ T3356S Sheffield Green 1.33 5’6″ T3356OS Sheffield Orange 1.33 5’6″

How much does a 10 ft t post weigh?

The large anchor plate of this T-post fence item provides greater holding power. The studded T-post is finished with enamel for rust resistance above and below the ground. 5 clips are included with this 10 ft. T-post for the installation. Pound per foot: 1.33 lb.

What kind of paint to use on T posts?

CMC Southern Post and W. Silver provide us with t-posts made from high-strength steel and coated with green or orange high-gloss, lead-free baked enamel paint.Painted T-posts are an economical alternative to galvanized T-posts in less-corrosive environments and are ideal for smooth or barbed wire fences.