Follow the instructions in this video and you will be able to competently install high tensile single strand smooth wire fence.
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High Tensile Deer Fence Advantages
Low Carbon Wire
For years, traditional field and farm fence have been made using low carbon wire. Low carbon wire used in fencing is usually made from steel rod with a carbon content of approximately 0.10%. It is easy to work with but is prone to stretching and sagging. It requires regular maintenance. It is weaker than high tensile wire.
High Tensile Wire
This wire has become very popular due to its advantages. It is made from steel rod with a carbon content of approximately 0.28%. Higher carbon content makes high tensile wire stronger. It's higher psi rating gives it a higher breaking strength. To get the same strength, you can use a lighter gauge high tensile wire in place of a heavier low carbon wire. You can complete your project at a lower cost.
During installation high tensile fencing requires less tension to make it tight. The wire is stiffer and will not stretch and sag. This characteristic gives it flexibility - it will give and bounce back when animals lean against it.
This video shows quite dramatically the differences between these two types of wire:
Very Helpful Guidance--
Another excellent instructional video from the folks at Bekaert. Learn how to install barbed wire to make a safe and secure fence. A general overview of the process of getting that fence in place. High tensile wire means no stretching.