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Old 04-11-2008, 02:17 PM   #11
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Hey Virtuous,
I was going to go with a set-up much like yours, though maybe not quite as tall. How long of a run is that between the posts? I'm doing 4 varieties, with two rhizomes per mound (rhizomes 1 to 1-1/2 feet apart. I was figuring on 24 feet for the total length.

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Old 04-11-2008, 02:31 PM   #12
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Its a little over 18' long.

I have the rings at the top 3' apart, I am only using 6 of the 7 now.
28' is pretty long, you could get 9 bines on there at 3' intervals. I would suggest using 1/4" cable insted of 1/8" for a run that long. I am kind of pushing the limits of the cable with 7 bines.

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Yeah, I was debating whether I needed the 24' for 4 varieties of hops, or if I could get away with 20'. Oh, with a 24' run, I was planning on a third post at the middle.

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You could use the trees if you wanted, you'd have to counterweight the line on one side though, basically you tie your guide wire around one tree, bring it over to the other where you've chained a pully to the tree (heavy duty stuff here) and run the wire through the pully, then you hang oh 400 lbs? (not sure how much you'd need) from that wire, so as the trees sway it will move up and down keeping a constant tension on the wire. I suppose if you use a large bucket with dirt or something you could add weight as the season goes on and your hops get heavier.

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