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    Does anyone know of a online video that shows how to join high tensile wire ends using repair wire? Can probably figure it out but would like to watch it being done.
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    That sounds like a good video to make. We have a wire that needs repaired. As soon as I figure out how to do it myself!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul VT View Post
    Does anyone know of a online video that shows how to join high tensile wire ends using repair wire? Can probably figure it out but would like to watch it being done.
    Thanks
    I'm a total hack at it but this explains the technique when just using wire...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3Y5SfLqQ4s

    Alternatively, there's an item I've seen before called a Quick Splice and also another called a Gripple...

    https://kencove.com/fence/quick-spli...BoCcugQAvD_BwE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j882Z__ORcs
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    I use lots of gripples. They can be reused too if you can pull the wire all the way through. I also have one of these tools from tractor supply:

    https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/se...isting%20tool?

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    I do like the gripples but trying to use supplies I have. Hired out main lines to be installed. They did a great job! Really like the repair wire. Can use it to make a neat connection to the next roll of wire. Picture below is how it is done at a end 7B599456-B687-4BE5-B67D-8DDCA3875670.jpg

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    I used crimp connectors if I needed a repair. A crimp tool is available at TSC as well as the crimp sleeves. For a repair I added a section of additional high tensile wire, attached it using 2 crimp sleeves, then pulled it tight using a fence stretcher and then crimped the other end. If I could pull the repair section tight enough, I only used 2 crimp sleeves pulling using the fence stretcher then the crimp tool on the overlap. Most often method 2 was used, if too tight to stretch tight enough then method 1 was used.
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    Glenn Goodrich ties a square knot in the high tensile wire to splice it and tapes the ends with electrical tape. Then when you pull the line tight, it tightens the knot. I have done this alot.
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    I also use the braided splices, they are actually rated stronger than the wire itself and super easy to use. For the price you cant go wrong with the speed and efficiency of them.

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    So how do you put them together?

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    I’ve used the braided splices/ repair wires for years. A long time ago I made a copy of one of these wire grippers.
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    Using a wratchet strap on your end tree pull your high tensile tight leaving enough high tensile once things are tight to wrap around the end tree. You can get the wrap around the tree pretty tight by hand. Wrap half of the braided wire on the tail and wrap the other half on the wire once you go around the tree. Once in place side tie other trees to get your tension.
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