Built and Used by Poultrymen

Built and Used by Poultrymen

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...Iron Pipe for Posts. Mr. Batchelder uses a portable fence set up with iron pipe, except the wooden post where the gate is to hinge. One-inch pipe is cut into suitable lengths, after allowing for the height of the fence and one foot to enter the ground. At the corners, and where the gate opens, the pipe should enter the ground 18 in. If the ground is hard, use an iron bar to make the post holes, otherwise the posts may be driven. Use a hardwood block with a hole bored part way through, to cap the. iron posts while driving (F). Having set all the posts, make from heavy wire as many 1-in. pot hooks (C) as there are posts, and hang a hook on top of each. Have base-boards of the desired width and set them on edge around the yard outside the posts. Bore a hole in the boards opposite each post (B), except at the corner, where they should be bored 2 in. back from the ends (A). Pass a loop of soft iron wire around the posts and bring both ends through the hole in the board. Place a heavy nail across the hole outside (B), and draw the ends of the loop around this and twist the wire taunt with pliers. At the corners a rightangled piece of galvanized iron is put over the ends of the boards as a protection for the wire (A). 106. Erecting the Fence. Take a roll of 2-in. poultry netting; wrap one end around the iron post where the gate is to open, and fasten it with its own wires (D). Carry the netting around the yard and hang the top strand on the pot hooks, keeping it as taut as possible. Arriving at the wooden post where the gate is to hinge, drive the staple to hold the netting in place. Then draw the wire down to the base-boards all around (except at the gate-way) and fasten by small nails or staples, preferably the former as they are more readily removed....show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236631951
  • 9781236631954