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Re: Fence knots.

Postby callmefence » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:05 am

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Re: Fence knots.

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:27 am

M-5 wrote:Figure 8 is all you need on 200


A figure 8 is good for joining wire, and in a long stretch, it's easy enough to hide the slack that comes back once tension is released. A Tex Brown works better for tying under tension, and is an easier knot to tie, IMHO. Gripples and crimps are quicker and easier......so long as you don't leave them in the truck.
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Re: Fence knots.

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:32 am

greybeard wrote:I using 200. I can tie it, but no way I can tie knots that nice. I be a bloody mess before I get done with one Texbrown. Reefs are only a little easier.
Right now, all my ht work is between pre-existing strands of Gaucho barbed wire, so there isn't much room to work without getting stuck. (Turning 5 strand barb fences into 8 strand slick/barb to make one pasture absolutely calf proof..or as close to it as I can without going knotted fence)



I'd like to see a video of you doing a Texbrown with 200.


Sounds to me like you need more Gripples in your mailbox. ;-)
I'll look in the pile and see if I've got any 200 laying around, but I would be surprised if I find any.
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Re: Fence knots.

Postby M-5 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:42 am

All I know is when I started learning some of the strainrite knots my wire was not as easy bent as the demo videos show.
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Re: Fence knots.

Postby True Grit Farms » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:53 am

I have no use for anything but a square knot in wire or cable. But I'm going to go with the Gripples sales pitch and give try them. To me Gripples are just an adjustable tension crimp, excellent idea. I have a question about using Gripples, if the fence goes slack will the Gripples loose tension?
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Re: Fence knots.

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True Grit Farms wrote:I have no use for anything but a square knot in wire or cable. But I'm going to go with the Gripples sales pitch and give try them. To me Gripples are just an adjustable tension crimp, excellent idea. I have a question about using Gripples, if the fence goes slack will the Gripples loose tension?


No. They can be released, but only if you do it deliberately. Slack in the line will not cause a Gripple to release.
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Re: Fence knots.

Postby True Grit Farms » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:05 am

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True Grit Farms wrote:I have no use for anything but a square knot in wire or cable. But I'm going to go with the Gripples sales pitch and give try them. To me Gripples are just an adjustable tension crimp, excellent idea. I have a question about using Gripples, if the fence goes slack will the Gripples loose tension?


No. They can be released, but only if you do it deliberately. Slack in the line will not cause a Gripple to release.

That's great they should work good for me then.
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Re: Fence knots.

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:08 am

M-5 wrote:All I know is when I started learning some of the strainrite knots my wire was not as easy bent as the demo videos show.


180 is what you want to use for hand knotting. It can be done with harder wire, but definitely not as consistently.
I’m sure this will start a shyt storm, but 180 makes a much better fence wire than 200 or 210. Considerably less brittle, and the breaking load is only comprimised by about a hundred pounds. 180 has a higher survivability in an impact situation, such as a tree or the neighbors bull coming to visit. There is a good reason the Kiwis use it.....
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Re: Fence knots.

Postby callmefence » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:12 am

A variety of wire , knots and fasteners.
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Re: Fence knots.

Postby callmefence » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:13 am

True Grit Farms wrote:
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:I have no use for anything but a square knot in wire or cable. But I'm going to go with the Gripples sales pitch and give try them. To me Gripples are just an adjustable tension crimp, excellent idea. I have a question about using Gripples, if the fence goes slack will the Gripples loose tension?


No. They can be released, but only if you do it deliberately. Slack in the line will not cause a Gripple to release.

That's great they should work good for me then.


Definitely fits in the work smarter not harder deal..
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Re: Fence knots.

Postby fence_it » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:19 pm

Thought this would be a good place to post this. On HT i've been using crimp sleeves instead of knots lately. Alot easier on the hands, quicker, easier, and I think neater and more professional looking

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Re: Fence knots.

Postby bbirder » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:57 pm

Enjoy reading this thread, but y'all making my arthritis hurt with all these knots. :lol:
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Re: Fence knots.

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I call this one the Indiana Jones.
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Re: Fence knots.

Postby M-5 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:56 pm

every fence man i've ever dealt with was a knot-head
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Re: Fence knots.

Postby callmefence » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:24 pm

M-5 wrote:every fence man i've ever dealt with was a knot-head


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