Step 1: End and Corner Post Installation



Pilot Post Holes

  • Mark the location of your end, corner and gate posts with a pilot hole or spray paint.
  • Start a pilot hole for each post using a San Angelo (round pointed) digging bar. Begin with the end posts and continue onto corner posts.*
  • *Instructions for Use of dry pack cement (Quick-crete), not necessary

TECHNIQUE 1: Around your pilot hole, dig out a post-hole digger size hole of approximately one foot deep. Install reverse sleeve following instruction below. Once sleeve is installed, fill and pack hole with dry cement. Use the top end of a San Angelo digging bar or the bottom end of a sledgehammer handle to pack cement.

TECHNIQUE 2: Install the reverse sleeve following instruction below. Once sleeve is installed, dig an area of soil out around the sleeve. Fill and pack hole with the cement. Use the top end of a San Angelo digging bar or the bottom end of a sledgehammer handle to pack cement.


Install Reverse Sleeve

  • Use the post driver to install your reverse sleeve approximately 3 feet into the ground.

ANGLE OF SLEEVE

END POST: Keep the reverse sleeve perfectly level.

CORNER POST: Keep the reverse sleeve angled approximately 5-degrees towards outside of fence.

FOR ROCKY OR SOFT GROUND

  • For rocky and soft ground the reverse sleeve may need additional bracing with a brace block.

BRACE BLOCK: A 5-inch piece of a 4x4 piece of wood cut on a 45-degree angle at one end.

  • Use a sledgehammer to pound brace block in the ground directly next to the reverse sleeve pipe.

Bottom Brace Band Installation for End and Corner Posts

  • Slide 1 3/8 inch brace band on to the reverse sleeve.
  • Tighten eyebolt nut.

END POST: The eyebolt needs to face down the fence line.

CORNER POST: The eyebolt needs to be on the inside of the corner post.

  • Finish tightening the eyebolt nut with the eye being in a vertical position. This position allows the bottom cable to slip cleanly through the opening during installation.

Install Post

  • Slide the end and corner post onto the reverse sleeve.
  • Slide the 1 5/8 inch collar with eyebolt onto the post.
  • Fasten it to the post about 2-3 inches above the height of the metal fence.

END POST: The eyebolt needs to face down the fence line.

CORNER POST: The eyebolt needs to be on the inside of the corner post.

  • Finish tightening the eyebolt nut with the eye being in a vertical position. This position allows the bottom cable to slip cleanly through the opening during installation.

Anchor Post

  • Anchor post to reverse sleeve (prevents the post from lifting up when tension is applied)
  • Approximately one foot up the post use the 11/64 inch drill bit (18V drill recommended) to pilot out a hole through the post and reverse sleeve.
  • Fasten with a self sealing screw (use a drill/driver with a hex drive).

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Install Top Brace Band, Brace Cup and Post Cap

  • Slide 1 5/8 inch brace band and 1 3/8 inch brace cup with attached bolt onto the end or corner post.

END POST: needs one brace band with brace cup

CORNER POST: needs two brace bands with brace cups

  • Slide post cap onto post.

END POST: Cap hole needs to face down the fence line. Secure cap to post with either rubber cement or self-sealing screw.*

CORNER POST: cap hole needs to face in. Secure cap to post with either rubber cement or self-sealing screw.*

*SELF-SEALING SCREW INSTALLATION: Pilot a hole through cap before sliding cap onto post. Slide cap onto post. Pilot hole through cap pilot hole and post. Fasten cap to post with self-sealing screw.

  • Secure the 1 5/8 inch brace bands with 1 3/8 inch brace cups about two inches below the end or corner post caps.

END POST: Face brace cup towards the next post.

CORNER POST: Face one brace cup towards the next line post, face the other brace cup towards the opposite line post. Keep brace bands touching each other.


Install Brace Pipe

  • Slide the 1 3/8 inch brace pipe into the 1 3/8 inch brace cup. The brace pipe needs to rest at approximately 45-degree angle to the ground by the next line post location.
  • Pilot the posthole for the next post approximately 2 inches away from where the brace pipe rests on the ground. Keep the end or corner post in a level position.
  • Insert the reverse sleeve into the pilot hole and drive it about 3 feet into the ground in a level position.
  • Slide the 1 3/8 inch brace band onto the reverse sleeve. Keep the eyebolt facing in and the brace cup facing the brace pipe. Slide brace band to ground.
  • Insert the brace pipe into the brace cup and begin to tighten. Keep the eyebolt vertical and check for levelness of the end or corner post. Check each post for levelness after tightening. Use 9 inch magnetic level.
  • Slide line post onto reverse sleeve. Install collar with eyebolt and post cap. 
  • If tension/angle adjustment is required: use the up and down play of the 1 5/8 inch brace band at the top of the end or corner post.

UP: Moves the post towards the next line post.

DOWN: Moves the post away from the next line post.

Deer Fence Brace Pipe Installation

CORNER POST: install the second brace pipe following the same instructions.


PROFESSIONAL DEER FENCE TIP Having problems keeping the brace pipe in place? Connect a cable from corner post cap to adjacent line post bottom eye bolt. Pull cable slowly until brace pipe is firmly fastened in brace cup. 


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