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1/2 Or A Full Bubble Off Plumb?


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#1 JD DANNELS OFFLINE  

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Posted May 10, 2013 - 10:41 AM

No it's not what you think! Though I have often been accused of being off, No Doctor has ever certified it! :wave:

  I had Tried trellising my Rasberries and Blackberries with steel T Posts and have found there is too much flex in the posts to properly tension  the wires.

I'm going to set 4X4 treated posts and trellis them right this time.

I'm thinking I should angle the posts back so over time the tention does not make them loose.

I've seen plans for Vinyards where they set the posts at 60 degrees for that purpose(don't know that I would need to go that far.

But I'm wondering if I need to go 1/2 or a full bubble off plumb?


Edited by JD DANNELS, May 10, 2013 - 10:44 AM.

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Posted May 10, 2013 - 10:51 AM

The vinyard by me takes the wires ( 2 rows I think ) and run them past the end posts to a metal stake in the ground a few feet  from the end posts , like utility pole guide wire . 


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Posted May 10, 2013 - 11:26 AM

I have grape vines on wire held up by 2" telspar set in concrete. Overtime they have pulled the posts over. I agree that they need to be wired to stacks or some other bracing.


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Posted May 10, 2013 - 12:03 PM

At the house my parent's bought in 1993, the previous owner had two rows of grapes which had been in place for years.  Instead of pulling wire past the end post, he ran a diagonal brace back towards the rest of the row.  It has held up till now, which probably makes it close to 50 years old.


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Posted May 10, 2013 - 12:45 PM

Saw this at a customers house,

He set 4x4 in ground, put I bolts into top , ran 1/8" cable thru the I bolts and secured with cable clamps, but he also set a L bar in concrete a couple of feet away from 4x4 and ran a I bolt thru the side, ran a cable to L bar and had a turnbuckle so over time just a couple of turns and like new again with no slack.  


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Posted May 10, 2013 - 01:37 PM

I had been trying to avoid the guywires, you can see in the foreground of this picture is the drive(I left a 16 ft Drive between the yard and the garden) I use for the tractor and pickup to access the garden. It helps a ton when moving supplies around.  I may have to put brace posts to the inside of the posts?  Disregard the trash in the background I have to get that to the landfill next week.

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