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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Homesteading. (Note that this BB is part of a three-part choose your own adventure list BB called Big List. You must complete three Badge Bits in the Big List.)

In this Badge Bit, you will take down at least 100 feet of unwanted fence and properly store it.



Some related articles
  - How to Get Rid of A Chain Link Fence
  - How to Remove a Chain Link Fence
  - How to Store Metals
  - How to Remove an Old Wood Fence from Your Yard
  - How to Take Down an Old Wooden Fence
  - How to Properly Store Lumber for Your Next Project


and parts 2 and 3









To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - remove unwanted fence
      - at least 100 feet of fence
      - proper storage of materials

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a before picture of the unwanted fence
   - an action shot of taking down the fence
   - an after picture of obviously at least 100 feet of fence removed
   - a picture of the unwanted fence being properly stored
   - OR a 2 minute video of you doing all of this
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Does a three strand barbed wire fence count? If so, can the posts remain(we're still using the ones that are not rotten and many of the rotten ones as well)? Do the materials have to be stored for use as fencing, or can they be repurposed? Perhaps a longer section of fence would be in order?
 
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Michael Holtman wrote:Does a three strand barbed wire fence count?



Yes.  

In fact, I think that is exactly the primary function of this BB.


If so, can the posts remain(we're still using the ones that are not rotten and many of the rotten ones as well)?

I think rotting wood posts can remain.   Steel posts need to be pulled out and put away.  


Do the materials have to be stored for use as fencing, or can they be repurposed? Perhaps a longer section of fence would be in order?

For this BB, they need to be stored.  What happens to them after that is up to you.

They could be stored in a shed, or in a bone yard.
 
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Well, the deer got into the apple orchard and couldn't find their way out so they busted the fence to get out.  The untreated posts (with post saver bags on them) were rotted out at ground level after 5 years so two of the three broke.  The mesh deer fencing had some rips and tears in it too so I cut it into chunks at the tears and ended up with a decent number of long pieces.  The fence was 147' long.

I pulled the one good post and the EMT posts out by hand.  The broken off ones I dug down and used a chain and lever to pry them out.  The EMT and fencing is in a dry place and the wood will be burned to make maple syrup with in the spring.
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East side
East side
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South and SW side
South and SW side
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NE corner
NE corner
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Laying out the reclaimed posts
Laying out the reclaimed posts
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EMT in storage
EMT in storage
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Pulling the broken off part out
Pulling the broken off part out
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Yay!
Yay!
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Fencing stored
Fencing stored
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South and Southwest sides are now fence free
South and Southwest sides are now fence free
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Northeast corner is now fence free
Northeast corner is now fence free
Staff note (Mike Barkley) :

I certify this BB is complete.

 
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Got some unwanted fence removed the other day.
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Start
Start
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Fence pliers
Fence pliers
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Pokey
Pokey
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Finish
Finish
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Boneyard
Boneyard
Staff note (Nicole Alderman) :

I hereby certify that this badge bit is complete!

 
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