Hi tensile fence splicing.

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Hi tensile fence splicing.

Post by Hardnosecattleco » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:10 am

Looking for some Insight on what u all do for end post and splicing the hi tensile wire. Looking for a better way. Currently I use the crimps for splicing and ending wire but lately that has been failing alot more often



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Re: Hi tensile fence splicing.

Post by greybeard » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:42 am

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Re: Hi tensile fence splicing.

Post by Hardnosecattleco » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:47 am

Have thought about those cause we use them in the woods for syrup and seem to work well just knew they were little pricey

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Re: Hi tensile fence splicing.

Post by Aaron » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:07 am

Must be poor quality crimps. I have never had one fail, wire always breaks somewhere else. Also use two when you have a a lot of tension on line.
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Re: Hi tensile fence splicing.

Post by bball » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:18 am

Aaron wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:07 am
Must be poor quality crimps. I have never had one fail, wire always breaks somewhere else. Also use two when you have a a lot of tension on line.
That, or adjust your crimping tool to bite more.
I prefer gripples to splice and tie knots at end post. There's aNew Zealand guy on youtube who has a good video on tying knots with HT. Will try to find it and link it for you.(the OP).
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Re: Hi tensile fence splicing.

Post by Farm Fence Solutions » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:05 pm

Gripples are great, but your crimps shouldn't be failing. Like was mentioned, bad crimps or tool is out of adjustment. I really like the Strainrite crimps and crimpers over the rest. There are also plenty of good and easy knots for joins and terminations. Figure 8 for a slack join, speed knot or Tex Brown under tension. HT termination knot is one of the easiest to tie, and is far superior to just wrapping it.
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Re: Hi tensile fence splicing.

Post by bball » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:08 pm

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:05 pm
Gripples are great, but your crimps shouldn't be failing. Like was mentioned, bad crimps or tool is out of adjustment. I really like the Strainrite crimps and crimpers over the rest. There are also plenty of good and easy knots for joins and terminations. Figure 8 for a slack join, speed knot or Tex Brown under tension. HT termination knot is one of the easiest to tie, and is far superior to just wrapping it.
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Re: Hi tensile fence splicing.

Post by JW IN VA » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:53 pm

I've used the "crimps" from KIWI and others but find that you need to use two or three for security.One might work on low tension like electric wire but not always. Proper crimping is essential,too.I have even left an end well past the crimp and bent it at 90 degree angle but doubt it helps much.
The Gripples look interesting.Should be easier for one person to use than crimps when splicing.
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Re: Hi tensile fence splicing.

Post by Hardnosecattleco » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:56 pm

bball wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:18 am
Aaron wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:07 am
Must be poor quality crimps. I have never had one fail, wire always breaks somewhere else. Also use two when you have a a lot of tension on line.
That, or adjust your crimping tool to bite more.
I prefer gripples to splice and tie knots at end post. There's aNew Zealand guy on youtube who has a good video on tying knots with HT. Will try to find it and link it for you.(the OP).
Am pretty sure I seen the same video now that u mentioned it. Appearently my tool is way out of wack because I'll put 4 crimps on and the slip right out

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Re: Hi tensile fence splicing.

Post by sstterry » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:31 pm

Hardnosecattleco wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:56 pm
Am pretty sure I seen the same video now that u mentioned it. Appearently my tool is way out of wack because I'll put 4 crimps on and the slip right out
Then it is the tool. From my very limited experience, crimps are the best followed closely by gripples.

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Re: Hi tensile fence splicing.

Post by JMJ Farms » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:54 pm

I use a square knot. Probably not the best way but it works
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Re: Hi tensile fence splicing.

Post by sstterry » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:04 pm

JMJ Farms wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:54 pm
I use a square knot. Probably not the best way but it works
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Re: Hi tensile fence splicing.

Post by Farm Fence Solutions » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:53 am

bball wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:08 pm
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:05 pm
Gripples are great, but your crimps shouldn't be failing. Like was mentioned, bad crimps or tool is out of adjustment. I really like the Strainrite crimps and crimpers over the rest. There are also plenty of good and easy knots for joins and terminations. Figure 8 for a slack join, speed knot or Tex Brown under tension. HT termination knot is one of the easiest to tie, and is far superior to just wrapping it.
Good to see you're still floating around here FFS! Are you peddling any continuous fence out of your shop?
I check in most days to see what's happening, just don't drink enough to compete in the local pizzing matches anymore. :lol: Yes, we have a couple of continuous fence options. How's everything north of 70?
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Re: Hi tensile fence splicing.

Post by callmefence » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:59 am

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:53 am
bball wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:08 pm
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:05 pm
Gripples are great, but your crimps shouldn't be failing. Like was mentioned, bad crimps or tool is out of adjustment. I really like the Strainrite crimps and crimpers over the rest. There are also plenty of good and easy knots for joins and terminations. Figure 8 for a slack join, speed knot or Tex Brown under tension. HT termination knot is one of the easiest to tie, and is far superior to just wrapping it.
Good to see you're still floating around here FFS! Are you peddling any continuous fence out of your shop?
I check in most days to see what's happening, just don't drink enough to compete in the local pizzing matches anymore. :lol: Yes, we have a couple of continuous fence options. How's everything north of 70?
What's better wood or pipe??? Lol
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Re: Hi tensile fence splicing.

Post by True Grit Farms » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:01 pm

callmefence wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:59 am
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:53 am
bball wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:08 pm


Good to see you're still floating around here FFS! Are you peddling any continuous fence out of your shop?
I check in most days to see what's happening, just don't drink enough to compete in the local pizzing matches anymore. :lol: Yes, we have a couple of continuous fence options. How's everything north of 70?
What's better wood or pipe??? Lol
Depends on if your trying to stay warm.
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