How to Splice High Tensile Fencing Wire

High tensile wire can be a massive pain when it starts to get tangled.  If you get a kink in your wire, the only option is to cut it and do a splice repair.  The good news is, splicing your fence is actually pretty easy.  You may also need to use this technique any time a fence is damaged by wildlife, tree branches, livestock or equipment.

 

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  1. Dwcatering
    Dwcatering says:

    Hi Gerell Although I love the versatility and ecnoomy of 12.5 gauge High Tensile smooth wire there can be times where HT woven wire can be a benefit. Those times would include predator control.Actually HT woven wire is fairly new in North America. I’m talking about 12.5 gauge with fixed knot rather than a hinge knot at the wire junctions. The 7-36-24 HT woven wire mention above will also adhere to steep slopes and terrain changes quite well.Cost is always a factor. 12.5 ga HT smooth wire is around 2-1/2 cents per foot, so 7 strands of it will cost around 18 cents per foot. Whereas the above mentioned 7-36-24 woven wire will cost around 30 cents per foot. Not quite double but close. The prime benefit of the woven is that it has a vertical stay every 24 , which maintains a consistent vertical wire spacing.With steep and rough terrain you will likely be destined to reduce your post spacings so that the wire can follow all the dips and bumps of the terrain, in order to keep predators out.As Ryan mentioned above, to keep the grass load down you may have to spray your fencelines, along with using a large size charger if you want to energize the woven wire. The stand off or trip wire’ mentioned above also works well.As far as defeating the purpose .I dont know that this’ is true. You still have the 7 strands of HT wire, with the woven you just have the addition of the vertical stays every 24 inches. It still has the great characteristics of HT wire. It is springy & bouncy & extremely strong.Hope this helps. Out of curosity, what area of the country do you live ?Gary

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