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Fencing Manual

Fencing Manual

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Published by Nick Smolinske
A manual for barbed wire fence construction, targeted in particular towards conservation corps supervisors. Suitable for complete beginners to experts.
A manual for barbed wire fence construction, targeted in particular towards conservation corps supervisors. Suitable for complete beginners to experts.

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Published by: Nick Smolinske on Feb 29, 2012
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Metal stays are installed by twisting them onto the fence, start-

ing on the top wire and twisting onto each wire below. When

twisting onto the lower wires, make sure that the stay doesn’t

push the wire down or pull it up. Usually the stay will want to

pull the wire up, and you will have to make one additional half

twist before putting the stay onto the wire.

If the stay forces the lower wires upwards or downwards, it

will become extremely difficult to twist the stay. In this case,

7.6. INSTALLING STAYS

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Figure 7.6: A deadman wire tied to a tensioned wire.

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CHAPTER 7. WORKING WITH WIRE

Figure 7.7: When installing stays, make sure that each wire
rests naturally in the stay, and that twisting the stay doesn’t
force the wire up or down.

—Wupatki National Monument, 2011

7.7. SPLICING

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you can use a pair of fencing pliers to help twist. This should

be a last-ditch measure, however; if you install a stay correctly

you should rarely need to do this.

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