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BEST WAY TO CROSS OVER BARBED WIRE FENCE? #6886531
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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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I made an "A frame" out of 2 x 4's with steps/braced, worked like a charm and I am 61.



Re: BEST WAY TO CROSS OVER BARBED WIRE FENCE? [Re: longgunner] #6886542
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Re: BEST WAY TO CROSS OVER BARBED WIRE FENCE? [Re: ndhunter] #6886547
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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

Re: BEST WAY TO CROSS OVER BARBED WIRE FENCE? [Re: longgunner] #6886567
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a small bench/step out of 2x4

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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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Re: BEST WAY TO CROSS OVER BARBED WIRE FENCE? [Re: longgunner] #6886603
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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

Re: BEST WAY TO CROSS OVER BARBED WIRE FENCE? [Re: GLC] #6886640
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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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Re: BEST WAY TO CROSS OVER BARBED WIRE FENCE? [Re: longgunner] #6886681
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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.

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Re: BEST WAY TO CROSS OVER BARBED WIRE FENCE? [Re: longgunner] #6886686
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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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Re: BEST WAY TO CROSS OVER BARBED WIRE FENCE? [Re: ndhunter] #6886785
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This is what I was thinking of.
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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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Re: BEST WAY TO CROSS OVER BARBED WIRE FENCE? [Re: longgunner] #6886824
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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.

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Re: BEST WAY TO CROSS OVER BARBED WIRE FENCE? [Re: ndhunter] #6886852
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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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Re: BEST WAY TO CROSS OVER BARBED WIRE FENCE? [Re: longgunner] #6886914
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The wooden front porches that come with a mobile home purchase and most people part with make excellent crossers, one on each side. I asked a sales outfit if they had any old ones they wanted to get rid of and they gave me two. Lasted 10 years.


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Get an old piece of carpet and lay it over the fence. Step right over the fence and keep the crotch in your pants.

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I'd say a 70 year old aught to be smart enough to find another way.


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If you have access to a couple of wood pallets you can do one of two things.

1). Take two of them, lean one up against the top strand of wire & then lean the other on the opposite side. Not with the wood slats going horizontal. Makes for a cheap easy fix ladder. You can stake the bottom portions down sow they don't move and wire the tops together.

2). Stack the pallets on each side of the fence making stairs out of them so they are tall enough to step over the top wire strand of fence.

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They sell these at Academy.



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Originally Posted By: Dry Fire
They sell these at Academy.




Amazon has them as well $19.00 - $24.00. I plan on this being a stocking suffer for my son this Christmas, though I might be hesitant for some of us fat boys with muddy or sandy soil.


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Originally Posted By: rdhibbs
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They sell these at Academy.




Amazon has them as well $19.00 - $24.00. I plan on this being a stocking suffer for my son this Christmas, though I might be hesitant for some of us fat boys with muddy or sandy soil.


The online reviews of this device are scary

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The reviews on Amazon were good. I found a few post in some forums though that was not so good, I guess I will save that $19.00 along with medical bills. Thanks for the heads up.


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Originally Posted By: ndhunter
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They sell these at Academy.




Amazon has them as well $19.00 - $24.00. I plan on this being a stocking suffer for my son this Christmas, though I might be hesitant for some of us fat boys with muddy or sandy soil.


The online reviews of this device are scary


What is scary about the reviews?


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I put a couple of tposts in and cut the fence then added a small piece of cattle panel that I can open and close. It's just big enough for my tractor to fit through.


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