Field fencing corners.

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ChuckT

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We had a local fencing company redo a large dog-run/paddock with woven wire and top rail. The horizontal brace posts follow the ground contour where they approach the house walls. It looks odd.
I'm thinking - could I pull out the pegs that pin the braces to the line posts and redrill/insert them to make the braces more level?
Is it doable or am I just obsessing over (too) small sheets?
 
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If your not comfortable with finish results I'd make improvement.
 
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It's your fence, it should be how you want it. You paid them and should ask if they can fix it before taking it on yourself (agree with Turnkey).
Let us know how that part goes and hope they will work with you on this.
 
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Funny you bring this up. I just welded some corners for a neighbors fence and I made the horizontals level so it makes it easier to weld cattle panels in the corners. I think it looks funny as level, when the fence might have a slope. I would make the corner horizontals the same contour/slope as the ground and fence if that is the closest visual reference. If they're next to a building, the building might be the dominant visual reference and they might look better as level.
 
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Not knowing the angle difference we are talking about it's hard to say what to do?? There's an AP you can put on your phone. Mine is called "Angle Finder". Set my phone on the brace standing on it's side and it'll tell me the angle of the brace from horizontal.

If this angle is very steep and you move the brace to match the landscape and don't put in a brace wire it will try to lift the post out of the ground at the high end of the brace. That's why corners or ends with angled braces always have a wire tied the opposite direction as the angled brace to prevent lifting one post.
 
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Photo would help a lot.

Bruce
 
 
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