Wood wire fence is often associated with farms and ranches. Farmers and ranchers use barbed wire to keep cattle roaming too far and keep predators like wolves and coyotes. Tongue wire is an iron steel wire that incorporates tabs approximately every 12 inches. Erecting a barbed wire fence is no different than erecting a wooden or vinyl fence, in which the support posts must be anchored to the ground.
Put on gloves and dig in the dirt with post-hole excavators. Make the hole about 36 inches deep and 8 inches wide to sink into the support posts. Repeat this procedure for as many support beams as you will need about every 6 to 8 feet. Mix 3 parts of sand and 1 part of mortar in a wheelbarrow. Mix the dry contents together with a hoe and mist the mortar. Or sand mixture with water and mix with a hoe until the mud becomes a pancake-like consistency.
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Place a 4 by 4 inch, 7 foot long post in the hole and pour the mortar mixture into the hole to anchor the support beam. About 4 feet from the beam must be exposed from scratch. Allow it to dry for at least 24 hours before proceeding with the installation of the barbed wire. Set one end of the barbed wire against the first support post about 2 feet off the ground and attach to the post with a staple gun. Stretch the barbed wire around the next support beam and fix it with staples. Repeat until you have fastened the barbed wire for each post.