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What is the purpose of tying wire?

Welcome everyone! Today at Fenceshop, we want to talk to you about tying wire, an essential tool for anyone working with fences. I'm Marco, and I will guide you through discovering this product, explaining its technical characteristics, uses, and the best installation tips.

Technical characteristics of tying wire

Our tying wire has an internal diameter of 1.1 mm, which, thanks to the plastic coating, reaches an external diameter of 1.8 mm. This wire is not galvanized internally; it is composed of raw, plastic-coated iron. The choice not to galvanize it is intentional: galvanizing would make the wire stiffer, while we need a malleable and easily workable material.

The tying wire is available in three formats: 100, 50, and 25-meter spools, all packaged on reels for easier usage.

Uses of tying wire

Tying wire is extremely versatile and can be used in a wide range of situations. It is indispensable for any type of fence, whether residential, industrial, agricultural, sports, or for DIY and crafts projects. Essentially, whenever there is a fence to install or repair, tying wire is a fundamental tool.

Installation tips

The most frequently asked question we receive is: how often should a fence be tied? The answer is every 30-50 centimeters on each tension wire. Fences usually have three horizontal tension wires, and the mesh should be tied to these wires at the indicated distance. Additionally, it is necessary to tie the mesh also on the posts, with three fix-ties for each post, positioned every two meters approximately.

To tie, take the tying wire and create a sort of hook. Insert the tension wire and the mesh at the crossing, then use pliers to close and make two, three, or four turns, and cut off the excess. The ties can be single or double: a single tie is sufficient for the mesh, while a double tie is recommended in areas of greater tension, such as on the posts or at the beginning and end of the fence.

Preparing the wire

To prepare the wire for tying, you can choose between two methods: pre-cut pieces of wire 20-40 cm long from a spool, or use the reel format that allows you to unwind and cut the wire as needed. At Fenceshop, we prefer the spool format for its versatility.

Important considerations

When making the ties, it is important not to make too many turns with the wire, otherwise, it could break. Three or four turns are sufficient. Additionally, cut the wire close to the tie to avoid sharp ends that could be a danger, especially in the presence of children. After cutting, hammer the wire with the pliers to ensure there are no exposed points.

Quantity of wire needed

To calculate how much tying wire to purchase, consider that for every 10 meters of mesh, approximately 30 meters of tension wire and 15 meters of tying wire are needed. Tying wire spools are not available in 15 or 30-meter formats, so choose the format that best fits your needs. For example, for 100 meters of mesh, you will need 300 meters of tension wire and 150 meters of tying wire.

Choosing the right wire

Various types of tying wires are available on the market, with different diameters and rigidity. It is crucial to choose a wire that is easy to work with, like the one we offer at Fenceshop. We also offer samples of the wire so you can feel it before purchasing.

In conclusion, we hope this tutorial has been helpful. Keep following us for more tips and don’t hesitate to write to us for any doubts or suggestions. Happy working with your fences!

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