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#3305572 - 07/29/13 04:01 PM Barbed wire question for all you farmers out there
Bone Collector
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how long does it take barbed wire to rust? I'm assuming the fence I am looking at is high tensile and probably coated.

What I need to know is, it it possible if a fence was 10+ yrs old would it NOT have any rust on it and still look brand new?

from your experience what is the longest period of time that it takes for a barbed wire fence to start rusting?
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#3305591 - 07/29/13 04:14 PM Re: Barbed wire question for all you farmers out there [Re: Bone Collector]
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I've seen it 10 yrs old with no rust
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#3305625 - 07/29/13 04:36 PM Re: Barbed wire question for all you farmers out there [Re: landman]
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but do you think it could be say 20 with no rust and look pretty much brand new?
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#3305626 - 07/29/13 04:39 PM Re: Barbed wire question for all you farmers out there [Re: landman]
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My dad has some 15 years old and looks like it did the day it was put up. But I've seen some thats been up for 5 years that needed replacing.
To answer your question, yes, it is very possible.
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#3305898 - 07/29/13 08:37 PM Re: Barbed wire question for all you farmers out there [Re: rukiddin?]
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I think it is possible. Dad has an electric fence up that has been there for years with no rust.
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#3305904 - 07/29/13 08:43 PM Re: Barbed wire question for all you farmers out there [Re: TN Larry]
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Buy good quality stuff and you have have no worries the farm I worked on had barbwire that was put up in the 60s and still looked great only reason I had to take it out is he let trees grow up through it
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#3305917 - 07/29/13 08:49 PM Re: Barbed wire question for all you farmers out there [Re: rukiddin?]
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is it nailed to trees if so it usually takes a couple years for the tree to grow over the wire 10 years the wire would be 1" deep. My fence has been up 15 years and you can tell its been repaired many times. went thu the pine beetle infestation. But the cross fences looks almost as new where its on steel post
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#3305941 - 07/29/13 09:01 PM Re: Barbed wire question for all you farmers out there [Re: bigbrushy]
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depends on brand and gauge. motto 16 gauge (light gauge) has a ton of galvanize and resist rust a bit better than the baerkart or farm pro in heavier gauge
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#3305967 - 07/29/13 09:28 PM Re: Barbed wire question for all you farmers out there [Re: redblood]
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it is very possible
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#3306019 - 07/29/13 10:28 PM Re: Barbed wire question for all you farmers out there [Re: knightrider]
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Depends on the quality of wire used. Some is steel, some is galvanized and some is an alumn allow
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