Hi,

I'm putting in a short (60 foot) length of welded wire fence (4' tall), using t-posts every 8 feet, and using a braced t-post at each end. This
isn't for farm animals, nor will it have any great load place on it, so it
doesn't have to be done with the standard concern for rigidity (FLW, I
know).

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While it would be normal to use a wooden post for stability at the end, I need to use a t-post at each end, which I will brace with a diagonal t-post to an adjacent vertical post (I'm thinking three feet from the end post, and using a five foot t-post for the diagonal - 3,4,5).

They sell a nifty product for connecting the t-post brace to the vertical posts, company called "wedgeloc", but that'd be about 25 bucks extra, and I'm not biting.

I am, instead, considering just drilling a 1/4" hole in the top of one and the bottom of the other t-post, and using a 1/4" hex head bolt to fasten the diagonal brace (which will also be drilled out with a 1/4" hole) , but I'm thinking there has to be a slightly more clever way of doing this.

Given this situation, how would you connect the diagonal brace between the two vertical members? I have lots of angle iron and a buzzbox, if need be.

Thanks,

Jon

I'm putting in a short (60 foot) length of welded wire fence (4' tall), using t-posts every 8 feet, and using a braced t-post at each end. This

(ascii art follows, not to scale):

|\ | | \ | \ | \ | \ | \ | Fence Pull Direction---- | \ |

*/ | \ | /*| \|While it would be normal to use a wooden post for stability at the end, I need to use a t-post at each end, which I will brace with a diagonal t-post to an adjacent vertical post (I'm thinking three feet from the end post, and using a five foot t-post for the diagonal - 3,4,5).

They sell a nifty product for connecting the t-post brace to the vertical posts, company called "wedgeloc", but that'd be about 25 bucks extra, and I'm not biting.

I am, instead, considering just drilling a 1/4" hole in the top of one and the bottom of the other t-post, and using a 1/4" hex head bolt to fasten the diagonal brace (which will also be drilled out with a 1/4" hole) , but I'm thinking there has to be a slightly more clever way of doing this.

Given this situation, how would you connect the diagonal brace between the two vertical members? I have lots of angle iron and a buzzbox, if need be.

Thanks,

Jon