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#6326558 - 06/07/16 02:26 PM Fence Posts keep washing out.. HELP!!!

Registered: 04/19/16
Posts: 121
Loc: San Angelo, TX
Ok, we use an auger and dig 4-5ft holes that are about 10" round... we are using 2-3/8" pipe and cementing them all the way down that 4-5ft hole leaving about 4ft out of the ground to tie off to... These last few rains we have got hammered on the dry creek running and it seems it softens the ground enough to allow something that hits it to simply just push the poles over.... What do you do or what can I do to keep this from happening? Do I need to put anchor posts on each side of the flow of the dry creek so it will keep the posts down? or is there something else I should do when cementing them??? Any advice on how to keep this from happening anymore is greatly appreciated.



#6326561 - 06/07/16 02:31 PM Re: Fence Posts keep washing out.. HELP!!! [Re: PWRANCH]
cabosandinh Offline
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Registered: 08/12/13
Posts: 1284
Loc: Dallas, TX
work on diverting water flow

#6326629 - 06/07/16 03:16 PM Re: Fence Posts keep washing out.. HELP!!! [Re: PWRANCH]
JohnRussell Offline
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Registered: 05/04/07
Posts: 1345
Loc: Cedar Creek, TX
I flat out don't put fences over the creeks. I saw they were washing away when we bought it and figured why mess with mother nature.. heh
Hunting is's getting permission from your wife that is tough.

#6326645 - 06/07/16 03:24 PM Re: Fence Posts keep washing out.. HELP!!! [Re: PWRANCH]
newulmboy Offline

Registered: 03/20/12
Posts: 818
Loc: New Ulm, TX
What about a metal flap swing that is hinged?

#6326927 - 06/07/16 06:43 PM Re: Fence Posts keep washing out.. HELP!!! [Re: PWRANCH]
elstone Offline

Registered: 11/25/12
Posts: 234
Loc: Tx Hill Country
We had a fence across a gravel bottom creek. We always used mesquite or cedar posts that were driven in the gravel with a sledge and not set too deep. They would float out and stayed attached the the wire. The whole deal would wind up along the bank just downstream most of the time. Afterwards, we had to remove the steeples, reset the posts, and run the wire. Every once in awhile we would lose the fence.

#6327573 - 06/08/16 08:27 AM Re: Fence Posts keep washing out.. HELP!!! [Re: PWRANCH]
PMK Offline
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Registered: 09/10/12
Posts: 5666
Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
how wide and deep is the dry creek? We usually set a couple of large metal posts on top (outside water's path) with a cable across the top between posts, then build a swinging type from the cable using cattle panels with corrugated sheet metal wired along the bottom (so limbs down get caught up in panel) and large cedar posts wired horizontal across the very bottom for weight
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