I have a very basic question. Im in the process of fencing off my land with barbed wire and stone pillars.
The people who are fencing it suggest the distance between poles to be 10 feet. They say that any further than that, then over a period of time, the wire will sag. As an experiment, I got a small piece fenced, some length with 10 ft distance between poles, and some distance with 12 feet. I cant see any difference and both look solid and secure.
I was thinking, that even in case the wire sags after some time, I can get it re-tightened.
The fence basically has 5 feet stone above ground, 6 lines of barbed wire running horizontal and then 2 lines which make a “X”. At all intersections, the “X” is fastened to the horizontal line with strong wire.
Any people here with experience in long standing fences, could you please give your suggestions ? Thank you.