It is currently Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:42 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Round pen -
PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:54 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:55 pm
Posts: 61
Location: Bartlesville, OK
Ok I have a question - I want to build a 50' round penn - and I have a good start on panels already. On the fron page of Liverystable.net - it gives me a formula for figuring out how many panels that I have...but when I was out at the barn this evening I realized that I have

4 - 16ft panels
1 - 12ft panel/gate
1 - 10ft panel
1 - 6'ft walk thru gate.... so I can put the 6ft walk thru gate with the 10ft panel to make another 16ft panel - so my question is -

with me just figuring out how many panels that I would need to purchase to make a 50 ft round pen using the formula on the front page - it told me that I would need 4 more 16ft panels but I didn't figure in the 12'f panel/gate...

so could I get away with just maybe buying just 3 16ft panels? It might make the round pen a little short of 50ft...does that make sense?

_________________
Brandi
Owned by 2 Chief and Scout my MFTs and 3 dogs and 3 cats....


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Round pen -
PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:40 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:57 pm
Posts: 195
Location: Iowa
In my estimation, you would still need to buy 4 panels to get a 50 foot round pen. Here's how I figure:

If you want a 50 foot round pen, you take 50 X 3.14 = 157 feet. That's your goal for total panel length.

What you have now is:
4 sixteen foot panels = 64 feet
add 1 twelve foot panel = 76 feet
add 1 ten foot panel = 86 feet
add 1 six foot gate = 92 feet

If you buy 3 more sixteen foot panels, you will have a total of 140 feet.
You will need another sixteen foot panel to reach 156 feet, which is closest to the 157 feet you need for a 50 foot round pen.

However, you can start out with a smaller pen and add a panel every time you get a paycheck, or have the money saved up.

That's what we did--we bought a few at a time. Sure nice to have, once you get a pen set up!

_________________
DaisyKJ


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Round pen -
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:22 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:55 pm
Posts: 61
Location: Bartlesville, OK
Ok, 4 panels it is then...sounds like a plan and I like you're idea about buying panels as you go. I just got my tax check but I also want to get some paint to paint my kitchen with so and make a couple of extra house payments....

So we'll see...

Thank you again for the calulations...

_________________
Brandi
Owned by 2 Chief and Scout my MFTs and 3 dogs and 3 cats....


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Round pen -
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:56 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:57 pm
Posts: 195
Location: Iowa
Thank God for tax returns!!!!! :lol:

_________________
DaisyKJ


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Round pen -
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:55 pm
Posts: 61
Location: Bartlesville, OK
DaisyKJ wrote:
Thank God for tax returns!!!!! :lol:



They do come in handy at times!!! :)

_________________
Brandi
Owned by 2 Chief and Scout my MFTs and 3 dogs and 3 cats....


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Round pen -
PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:10 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:55 pm
Posts: 61
Location: Bartlesville, OK
Going to go get panels this Saturday and building the round pen! I am so excited...

_________________
Brandi
Owned by 2 Chief and Scout my MFTs and 3 dogs and 3 cats....


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Round pen -
PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:13 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:57 pm
Posts: 195
Location: Iowa
Yay! That pen is going to really come in handy this spring/summer! I have got to get my panels rounded up (they were used to corral cattle and load them into a trailer last fall, and have been stuck in snow banks for a few months now!), I plan on setting them up and getting back to work on my own couple of ornery horses.

So glad winter is going away....it's great to feel the sun warming things up!

Have fun shopping!

_________________
DaisyKJ


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group