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HOW TO INSTALL A McGREGOR DEER FENCE: BRACE BANDS AND POST CAPS

Brace bands for round posts

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Attaching Brace Bands and Caps to Round Deer Fence Posts

Brace bands offer a convenient way to ensure that your fencing cannot slide down the posts. Place a brace band near the top of each round deer fence post. The flanges on the band should face outward toward the deer except on posts where earth anchors will be attached, in which case the flanges should point toward the place where the earth anchor will be inserted into the ground.

If you are using metal dome-shaped caps, before tightening the brace band leave enough space above the band so that a cap can fit on the post. Then install the cap on the post, if need be by hammering the cap, putting a board between the cap and your hammer to avoid marring the cap. Should the cap still prove hard to install, remove it and use a small metal file to reduce the cap's inward-pointing metal projection until the cap can fit snugly on the post.

Raise the brace band up to the bottom of the cap with your hands and point the flanges in the right direction. Pass the bolt provided through the holes in the flanges, apply a nut, and tighten the nut with a wrench until the brace band cannot move.