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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by Hippie Rancher » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:51 pm

callmefence wrote:
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looks like your wires are bent around the posts...why no wrap and tie? how do they stay in place? are there some kind of hooks or "staples" welded on the back out of view?



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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by callmefence » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:18 pm

Hippie Rancher wrote:
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looks like your wires are bent around the posts...why no wrap and tie? how do they stay in place? are there some kind of hooks or "staples" welded on the back out of view?
It's a short bend to a terminal. And it's not finished.


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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by Hippie Rancher » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:21 pm

callmefence wrote:
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It's a short bend to a terminal. And it's not finished.
thought maybe it was going to be some newfangled Texan technique I would have to learn. :cboy:

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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by callmefence » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:29 pm

Hippie Rancher wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:21 pm
callmefence wrote:
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It's a short bend to a terminal. And it's not finished.
thought maybe it was going to be some newfangled Texan technique I would have to learn. :cboy:
Old fashioned Texican.... ;-)
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by libertygarden » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:13 pm

Thanks @callmefence. Always helpful.
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Post by aromal31 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:06 am

Excellent thread...!!!

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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by libertygarden » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:08 pm

I pull 300 yards of wire this weekend, 5 strands. I only had enough for 1 strand of low tensile OK 12 ga. The bottom 4 lines were Gaucho Cattleman Pro. I had been hesitant to use high tensile Gaucho thinking it would be a pain the ars to handle. I was wrong. HT is my favorite wire now. It tightens taut, more so than I have ever been able to tighten OK or Red Brand.
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by greybeard » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:31 pm

another convert to HT barbed..
It tightens taut, more so than I have ever been able to tighten OK or Red Brand.
And it will usually stay that way too.
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by JHALL » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:06 pm

May be a stupid question, but do any of you guys use these straps with D ring ends on them with a come along for stretching fence? I’ve been using a chain and these look like they’d make life a little easier.

Keep the chain or use a strap? Rated at 3,333 lb working load/10k lb breaking point.


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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by Lucky » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:12 pm

JHALL wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:06 pm
May be a stupid question, but do any of you guys use these straps with D ring ends on them with a come along for stretching fence? I’ve been using a chain and these look like they’d make life a little easier.

Keep the chain or use a strap? Rated at 3,333 lb working load/10k lb breaking point.


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I just took the hook off the come-a-long and replaced it with a 3-4’ piece of chain w/ a hook on the end. Works great and no more looking for a chain or strap to tie off with. I’m sure that strap would work fine and be easier to handle than a chain though.

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Re: crimp tool, crimp sleeves?

Post by david1852 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:07 am

Which crimp tool and sleeves would you recommend to join old rusty barbed wire? I'm looking for a good tool/ sleeves and not the cheapo stuff. Which type of sleeves are best, the kind with slots or the round hollow tubes? The tool with flat jaws or the one with the round holes in the jaws?

FYI, I already use Gripples on new wire but looking to try crimps to repair old fences.

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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by libertygarden » Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:58 am

When I started fencing 2 years ago, I was using crimps to splice wire. That was short lived. Today, I scissor splice the wire and move on. It's one less tool I have to carry. For old wire splices, I loop or twist, depending on the wire's condition.
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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by libertygarden » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:06 am

Started a gap but ran out of light.


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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by libertygarden » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:11 am

Here is another brace that I'm waiting for the Sakrete to dry before pulling:


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Re: fence tips and tricks

Post by david1852 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:22 pm

libertygarden wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:58 am
When I started fencing 2 years ago, I was using crimps to splice wire. That was short lived. Today, I scissor splice the wire and move on. It's one less tool I have to carry. For old wire splices, I loop or twist, depending on the wire's condition.
What's a scissor splice? I haven't heard that term before.

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