PRODUCTS: DEER FENCE ACCESSORIES: BRACE BANDS, POST SLEEVES, AND POST CAPS
To keep polypropylene and metal hexagrid deer fencing from sliding down round posts, put a brace band at the top of each post with its tips pointing outward toward the deer, and use the nut and bolt that come with it to tighten it on the post. Then secure the brace band to your fencing with a zip-lock tie, passing the tie under the bolt, around the top of the fencing, and also around any monofilament line that is being used. To see brace bands in use, go to videos 2, 7, and 8 in our series of installation videos. For all 1-5/8 inch posts (all the round posts we sell, and also the support posts that come in our access gate kits) get 1-5/8 inch brace bands. Get the 2-1/2 inch bands only for the support posts that come in our one-leaf and two-leaf driveway gate kits.
Drive Sleeves and Caps
Should you need an extra 2.5-foot drive sleeve or a decorative metal post cap for any reason, you can purchase these individually (see items 15-14, 15-15, and 15-15A below). The posts caps provided free with our round posts are flat vinyl caps (15-16 below) with an estimated life of 15 years. To view installation of a drive sleeve and attachment of a decorative metal cap, view video 3 of our installation videos. If you are getting dome caps, note that the 1-5/8 inch dome caps fit all the round posts we sell except the 2-1/2 inch support posts that come with our one and two-leaf driveway gate kits.
Should you wish to remove your posts from their drive sleeves periodically, it is convenient to have vinyl plugs that fit onto the tops of the sleeves, to prevent water and debris from getting inside the sleeves. These plugs are similar to our vinyl post caps but larger.
Vinyl cap insert for 1-5/8 inch black round deer fence posts (a single insert, DO NOT CONFUSE WITH VINYL SLEEVE INSERTS)
Vinyl plug insert for steel drive sleeves taking 1-5/8 inch round posts (single insert, DO NOT CONFUSE WITH VINYL POST INSERTS)