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Callmefence

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:47 pm
by Bright Raven
I sent this to Luke but I think he is on the houseboat.

First picture is a gripple that failed. Note that the plastic insert that holds the friction ball has protruded.

Am I putting on too much tension? Or am I not inserting the gripple in the jaws of the tool properly. Note the second picture. Is that the correct position of the gripple and wire to apply tension?

Note: these are barb wire gripple and that is strands of barb wire that have had the barbs striped.


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Re: Callmefence

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:38 pm
by callmefence
I've had a few do that Raven. Seems to me it's usually caused when initially inserting the wire. A little curl or bend in the end of the wire will hang the insert and push it out.
I'm sure Luke will have more.

Re: Callmefence

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:54 pm
by Bright Raven
callmefence wrote:I've had a few do that Raven. Seems to me it's usually caused when initially inserting the wire. A little curl or bend in the end of the wire will hang the insert and push it out.
I'm sure Luke will have more.


Hey. That is what I thought happened. Good. I was worried I was inserting the gripple improperly in the torque tool. Thanks.

Re: Callmefence

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:10 am
by True Grit Farms
Ain't nothing fool proof.

Re: Callmefence

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:32 am
by Farm Fence Solutions
Did it actually fail to keep tension, or is it just the plastic plug that pushed out? Back when the original Gripple was introduced to the US, the plugs weren't in them.....Water would get in and freeze, and there went the Gripple. It never was a problem in England, since they don't have the temperature extremes that we do.

Re: Callmefence

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:13 am
by Bright Raven
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:Did it actually fail to keep tension, or is it just the plastic plug that pushed out? Back when the original Gripple was introduced to the US, the plugs weren't in them.....Water would get in and freeze, and there went the Gripple. It never was a problem in England, since they don't have the temperature extremes that we do.

When the plug came out, it lost tension.

Re: Callmefence

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:33 am
by TennesseeTuxedo
Bright Raven wrote:
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:Did it actually fail to keep tension, or is it just the plastic plug that pushed out? Back when the original Gripple was introduced to the US, the plugs weren't in them.....Water would get in and freeze, and there went the Gripple. It never was a problem in England, since they don't have the temperature extremes that we do.

When the plug came out, it lost tension.


How is it that you are posting but not texting today?

Re: Callmefence

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:35 am
by Farm Fence Solutions
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:Did it actually fail to keep tension, or is it just the plastic plug that pushed out? Back when the original Gripple was introduced to the US, the plugs weren't in them.....Water would get in and freeze, and there went the Gripple. It never was a problem in England, since they don't have the temperature extremes that we do.

When the plug came out, it lost tension.


How is it that you are posting but not texting today?



If you are asking me, it's because I have wifi but no cell service.

Re: Callmefence

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:47 am
by TennesseeTuxedo
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:When the plug came out, it lost tension.


How is it that you are posting but not texting today?



If you are asking me, it's because I have wifi but no cell service.


Sorry, no, I was asking Ron. I sent him a couple of text messages this morning but I haven't heard back.