High Tensile do's and don'ts

There are a number of ways in which the strength of the material can be categorised, regardless of the industry in which they are used such as hardness, brittleness, etc. and these factors have a direct or indirect effect on the strength of the material.

Do’s and Don’ts _____________

- Don't attach wires tight to line posts- Each line post must be able to float above the wires attached to it. A high tensile wire needs to be able to react according to its intended behavior in order to maintain an elasticity effect, to preserve the desired performance. It allows the wire to be bouncy and springy as a result.

Different gauges of fence wire:  It really is best to use the same gauge of fence wire throughout all of your fence systems. Resistance is a concept that has been around for quite some time. A pulse of electricity travels down the fence wires, and every time there is a joint or connection, a little resistance is created, as a result of the electric pulse traveling down the wires.

Over-tensioning hi-tensile wire:  The need for tension to be applied to hi-tensile wire is only between 150 and 200 pounds. It is normal to put some 300 to 350 pounds of tension on the barbed wire when you are putting it up, if you are used to putting it up.

- Poor quality line post insulators:  This is probably the most common area where electric fences have failures (and frustrations) when it comes to line post insulation.

- Product installed incorrectly:  Despite the fact that this is a common occurrence, it happens all of the time. Among my pet peeves is the fact that end strain insulators are extremely difficult to install.

Electrical connections: I think that this is an area that needs to be discussed in more detail. It appears that many people just wrap a jumper wire around their fence wire and leave it alone.