Douglas Alpenstock wrote:Wow, those are massively serious ceramic insulators. How much juice are you pushing from the energizer, and how long is the fence?
Here's the cheapskate view, riffing off the suggestions above: put a couple of wraps of free bicycle inner tube around the post (insulation + friction). Then put several tight wraps of your tie wire over the inner tube (compresses the rubber for a good friction fit, and attaches the insulators). Or (farm boy pov) just use the rubber and the tie wire to hold the poly/electric wire; it should be enough unless you're pushing enough juice to light up Chicago.
T Melville wrote:My go to is put a step in post against the metal post ...Effectively that adds several insulators for multiple strands.
Eliot Mason wrote:That's a good idea too. I think you're referring to the style of post that has 5 or 6 built in catches for electric twine or tape? I'd say it could just be hose clamped to the steel post.
Only problem I see with those step-ins is that they aren't designed to hold any tension ... just to hold the line up and support it. The little plastic tabs aren't aren't for holding a corner (are they?)