PRODUCTS: DEER FENCE POSTS: ROUND METAL POSTS WITH DRIVE SLEEVES AND CAPS
ROUND POSTS WITH DRIVE SLEEVES AND CAPS:
ROUND POSTS WITH DRIVE SLEEVES AND CAPS
Posts inserted into 2.5-foot drive sleeves hold the ground better than 9-foot round posts because the 2.5-foot sleeve is wider and typically goes 4 to 6 inches deeper. Space these posts 20 feet apart on poly deer fences and 15 feet apart on metal hexagrid deer fences unless snow loading or falling tree limbs are an issue -- in which case you should shorten the spacing to 10 feet on metal hexagrid fences and 10 to 15 feet on poly fences, depending on the severity of the problem.
Like all but our 10.5-foot posts without drive sleeves, these posts have a steel wall thickness of .055 inches, equivalent to 17 gauge. To install one of these posts with drive sleeves, simply get a drive cap, set it atop the sleeve, and drive the sleeve straight into the ground with a sledge hammer until only an inch or so is above the soil line. Then insert your round post into the sleeve until the post hits a crimp in the sleeve 1 foot down. As this suggests, a post using a drive sleeve should be 1 foot taller than the planned height of your fence.
Video: Installing Round Posts with Sleeves
Recall that 6 inches of the deer fencing needs to be folded outward at the bottom the fence and staked down. So 7.5-foot fencing will yield a 7-foot deer fence, while 8-foot (millennium polypropylene) fencing will yield a 7.5-foot deer fence. Please note that drive sleeves are not suited for use in rocky soil.
ROUND POSTS WITH DRIVE SLEEVES FOR 7-FOOT DEER FENCES
ROUND POSTS WITH DRIVE SLEEVES FOR 7.5-FOOT DEER FENCES