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Fiberglass Posts
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About Our Electric Fence Posts:

Those building tall deer fences and high-tensile fences will find our longer studded steel T-posts useful for ends and corners. We especially recommend using the T-posts, combined with earth anchors and small cement footings (see How to Make a Cement Footing as a way of eliminating the lion's share of the time and effort needed to install H-braces on the corners, ends, and gate approaches of long or high-tensile electric fences.

Our first choice for low (4 feet or less) electric deer fencing not under high tension is the 3/8" fiberglass post that now comes in an attractive Hunter Green. This post is treated to protect against the sun and prevent microscopic fiberglass splinters from entering one's hands. Affordable, nonconducting, light-weight, easy to install, and long-lasting, it is ideal in all respects except one: It is flexible. So it's fine for short fences using light-weight polywire. And it's fine for longer fences until the fence comes to an end, a sharp bend, or a corner.

To deal with ends, sharp bends, and corners there are several alternatives. One can simply put the fiberglass post into the ground at an angle countering the bend, and then put up with whatever degree of bend remains. A more elegant solution is to use some other sort of post at these points along the fence. U-posts, T-posts, thick (11/16" or 7/8") fiberglass posts, and wood posts all provide a reasonable counter to the flexibility of thin fiberglass posts. T-posts and U-posts will accept corner knob insulators (products 07-13 and 07-13A), and thick fiberglass posts will accept them if they are notched lightly with a hacksaw so that the twine or wire holding the insulator to the post cannot slip up or down.

As an alternative to fiberglass posts, UV-resistant plastic step-in posts provide a reasonable substitute for constructing low fences, especially ones intended to be temporary. Step-in posts do have a strong tendency to tilt at ends and corners, but this can be corrected with tent pegs (see product 09-105). In other respects these posts are highly satisfactory. They handle wire, polywire, and 0.5-1.5 inch polytape. They also cost little, are extremely easy to install, and require no separate insulators. So for those inclined to save time and money on temporary electric fencing, they can be a good answer.