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Dog Fence Posts, with and without Drive Sleeves

In our opinion, the round metal posts offered here are the best dog fence posts available. However, should you prefer some other type (angle-iron posts, T-posts, U-posts, wood posts, etc.) these are all compatible with our fencing, top support lines, attachers, ground stakes, digging barriers, and braces.

The posts listed below, the same as those in our kits, are handsome round steel posts 1-3/8 and 1-5/8 inches in diameter that are galvanized and then coated with black pvc. All come with caps and all look well in residential and estate settings. Should you wish to get posts with drive sleeves, to make installation a little easier and permit seasonal removal, we list 1-5/8 inch posts with drive sleeves toward the bottom of this page. Should you want to erect a 7 or 8-foot dog fence, you can find posts and all other materials needed for such a fence on our barrier deer fence website.

These post without drive sleeves should be set 2 feet into the ground, something done most easily with a manual post driver, and should be installed 10 to 15 feet apart. If there is no top rail we recommend putting a brace band at the top of  each post to prevent the fencing from sliding down the post. Also, we recommend that customers living in snow-prone areas use braces at corners, ends, and gates to help deal with snow loading. This is especially advisable if the fence is tall.

In general, use the 1-3/8 inch diameter posts with polypropylene fencing in most areas, and use the stronger 1-5/8 inch posts with metal hexagrid fencing and also with tall (over 5 foot) poly fences in snowy areas. Because posts cost less in bundles, we offer each type as both single posts and bundles of seven. For taller posts and larger bundles, visit the post pages of our barrier deer fence website

Should you want a top rail to firm up your fence and improve its appearance, we offer a 100 x 1-3/8 inch top rail pipe similar to our 1-3/8 black galvanized round posts. This pipe has a 4-inch mail end that slips into the next pipe in line, so its actual working length is 96 inches. To install this top rail on a fence using our 1-5/8 inch round posts, you will need 5 small parts, as follows: (1) rail ends that get inserted into the end of certain top rail pipes (2 at each corner of your fence, 2 at each gate, and 1 at each end). (2) self-tapping screws, applied with an electric drill using a Philips head bit, that attaches the rail end to the end of the top rail pipe (get 1 screw for each rail end). (3) brace bands with nuts, bolts, and washers, matching the number of rail ends. These are placed on corner, end, and gate posts and attach to the rail ends, securing the top rail pipes to each corner, end, and gate post. Get 2 brace bands per corner, 2 per gate, and 1 per end. (4) dome caps that go on all the corner, end, and gate posts. And finally, (5) loop caps that affix to the tops of all the remaining round posts and that carry the top rail along the fence. these parts are offered on this page, below the top rail pipe, as well as in our listing of post accessories.

1-3/8 Inch Posts with Caps

These posts work well with polypropylene fences. All come with flat vinyl caps. If your fence is tall (5 feet or more) and you anticipate heavy snows, it is best to use the heavier 1-5/8 inch posts. Also use the 1-5/8 inch posts if you plan to include a top rail on your fence.

6-foot Posts for 4-foot Fences

7-foot Posts for 5-foot Fences

8-foot Posts for 6-foot Fences

 

1-5/8 Inch Posts with Caps

These posts, which come with flat vinyl caps, work well with polypropylene, metal hexagrid, and welded wire fencing to produce a handsome fence. We recommend them whenever there is any doubt about the right post to use.

6-foot Posts for 4-foot Fences

7-foot Posts for 5-foot Fences

8-foot Posts for 6-foot Fences

 

1-5/8 Inch Posts with Drive Sleeves and Caps

These posts come with both drive sleeves and flat vinyl caps. To install these posts set a drive cap onto the top of the sleeve and strike it with a sledge hammer until the top of the 2.5-foot sleeve is just above the soil line. Then insert the post, the top of which will be the right height for your fence. Like their cousins without drive sleeves, these posts work well with polypropylene, metal hexagrid, and welded wire fencing to produce a handsome fence.

Posts with Drive Sleeves for 4-foot Fences

 

Posts with Drive Sleeves for 5-foot Fences

Posts with Drive Sleeves for 6-foot Fences

 

 

 

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