coyotefur":3onhsgx9 said:Can i use barbed wire to strengthen h-braces or does it have to be high tensile wire?
jkwilson":w82d7bbn said:High tensile is so much easier there is no reason to use barbed wire if your fence is HT.
No, it don't. But watch when twisting..it can be a wrist breaker or get loose and put a good bump on your noggin.Rafter S":2pxjufh3 said:I've mostly used barbed wire. It sure makes you feel sick to your stomach when you carefully make two big loops of the barbed wire, staple them loosely in place, and make one too many turns tightening it and one strand goes "Ping". Nothing to do but take it all loose and start over.
I've recently gained access to some surplus 1/4" and 3/8" cable. That stuff doesn't break.
Must be a regional thing. #9 is all I've ever seen used, other than solid welded pipe braces.jkwilson":cuyovgoy said:Probably easier to use some plain #9 wire for twisted braces. Seems like the barb always wants to pop and give over time as the barbs get bent or slide in my experience. But I may just not know what I'm doing.