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#6886531 - 09/13/17 04:55 PM BEST WAY TO CROSS OVER BARBED WIRE FENCE?
longgunner Offline
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Registered: 04/18/10
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We have a tight 5 strand wire fence that goes on for a mile without a gate.... Looking for a good way to cross over the top without killing myself.

1) I have read the reviews on T Post stepper and won't do that. To many bad reviews....
2) I have looked at outdoor pool ladder, but looks a little shaky

Does anybody know of a shop that sells good machined steps that a 70 year old can use to get over the top? I've seen them in the oil fields before, but don't know where to find them.

Thanks.

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#6886537 - 09/13/17 05:03 PM Re: BEST WAY TO CROSS OVER BARBED WIRE FENCE? [Re: longgunner]
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I made an "A frame" out of 2 x 4's with steps/braced, worked like a charm and I am 61.
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#6886542 - 09/13/17 05:04 PM Re: BEST WAY TO CROSS OVER BARBED WIRE FENCE? [Re: longgunner]
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#6886547 - 09/13/17 05:08 PM Re: BEST WAY TO CROSS OVER BARBED WIRE FENCE? [Re: ndhunter]
ndhunter Offline
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Originally Posted By: ndhunter


I think I would just buy one of the Little Giant ladders and pack it with you

http://www.homedepot.com/b/Little-Giant-Ladder-Systems/N-5yc1vZ7hu/Ntk-all/Ntt-ladder?NCNI-5

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#6886567 - 09/13/17 05:27 PM Re: BEST WAY TO CROSS OVER BARBED WIRE FENCE? [Re: longgunner]
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Registered: 12/01/13
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Loc: DFW
a small bench/step out of 2x4

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#6886578 - 09/13/17 05:45 PM Re: BEST WAY TO CROSS OVER BARBED WIRE FENCE? [Re: nocknload]
Dennis in Ft Worth Offline
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I stacked cinder blocks on both sides to make steps, and topped the nearby T-post with a tennis ball...
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#6886603 - 09/13/17 06:23 PM Re: BEST WAY TO CROSS OVER BARBED WIRE FENCE? [Re: longgunner]
Scrap iron Offline
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Registered: 01/04/17
Posts: 25
Loc: South central Texas
find a stretch with 2 T-posts in a row, pop the clips on the middle wires and replace with some easy to twist bailing wire, when you wanna go thru just untwist and tie up/down the loose wires then replace and twist back up

oughta give you a 2-3 foot hole to go thru

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#6886640 - 09/13/17 07:06 PM Re: BEST WAY TO CROSS OVER BARBED WIRE FENCE? [Re: GLC]
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Originally Posted By: GLC
I made an "A frame" out of 2 x 4's with steps/braced, worked like a charm and I am 61.
Yep - this the way to go. Make an extension off the ladder at the top with 2x4 on either side that go a few feet above the last step. This gives you a grab bar when you have to turn around at the top to climb down the other side.
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#6886681 - 09/13/17 07:41 PM Re: BEST WAY TO CROSS OVER BARBED WIRE FENCE? [Re: longgunner]
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Loc: Texas
Ask the landowner for permission to put up a gate at an agreed upon location. That mile of fence is about $10,000. The owner more than likely does not want you climbing on it or untying the wire. A good gate is a beneficial capital improvement. Then you can walk to the other side.


Edited by Smokey Bear (09/13/17 07:50 PM)
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#6886686 - 09/13/17 07:49 PM Re: BEST WAY TO CROSS OVER BARBED WIRE FENCE? [Re: longgunner]
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Back in the day, when I was working catching smugglers on the Rio Grande, we would carry an old Army blanket. If you are tall enough to go over the top strand throw the blanket over the wire. If you have a partner, you can go over the second wire while he/she keeps the top wire off of your back. Blankets are good to step on over bare spots so you don't leave any sign. Surplus army blankets are a lot cheaper, and lighter than that Home Depot deal, and you can wrap up in it if it gets cold.

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#6886702 - 09/13/17 08:05 PM Re: BEST WAY TO CROSS OVER BARBED WIRE FENCE? [Re: longgunner]
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#6886785 - 09/13/17 09:25 PM Re: BEST WAY TO CROSS OVER BARBED WIRE FENCE? [Re: ndhunter]
Greg Z Offline
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This is what I was thinking of.
Originally Posted By: ndhunter


Edited by Greg Z (09/14/17 03:32 AM)
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#6886808 - 09/13/17 09:49 PM Re: BEST WAY TO CROSS OVER BARBED WIRE FENCE? [Re: Smokey Bear]
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Originally Posted By: Smokey Bear
Ask the landowner for permission to put up a gate at an agreed upon location. That mile of fence is about $10,000. The owner more than likely does not want you climbing on it or untying the wire. A good gate is a beneficial capital improvement. Then you can walk to the other side.


Makes sense.
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#6886824 - 09/13/17 10:02 PM Re: BEST WAY TO CROSS OVER BARBED WIRE FENCE? [Re: longgunner]
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Get ya onemof those above ground pool ladders and then get some 1 or 2 gallon size buckets and fill them with concrete. Put each leg in a bucket Should help keep it more stable and prob cheaper than most options.


Edited by SapperTitan (09/13/17 10:03 PM)
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#6886852 - 09/13/17 10:55 PM Re: BEST WAY TO CROSS OVER BARBED WIRE FENCE? [Re: ndhunter]
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Originally Posted By: ndhunter

We have welded up several copies of this a-frame ladder and strategically placed them on our ranch. Work great but require that you sink all four legs a few inches to stabilize.
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