dun wrote:I just stretch it till it sings when you snap it. The brand of wire makes a huge difference also. We had an off brand that had too much copper in it and it would sag between posts within a week no matter how tight it was. Anohter off brand didn;t have enough copper and by the time it started to get tight it broke. I've gone to nothing but Red Brand and haven;t had either problem since. The little extra cost is worth the decrease in frustration.
I have quit using red brand about 6 yrs ago and went with the Oklahoma steel brand wire I like it just as well if not better than the red brand and it is usually about $8 per roll cheaper
I have strung 50 miles or more of it and haven't had a problem
just watch out when handling it the barbs are like razors