Often asked: How To Tighten Wire Fence?

How do you tighten a wire between posts?

How to Tighten Wire Strand Fencing

  1. Fold the wire fencing back over itself to create a loop that extends past the post.
  2. Twist the end of the wire together with the rest of the strand.
  3. Pull the loop around the post and fold it over the strand of wire.
  4. Push your bolt through the loop.

What is a fence stretcher?

Fence stretchers are used to provide the proper amount of tension on wire fences. A tight fence protects livestock and wildlife from getting tangled in the fence which could cause injury or even death. They all work the same with some type of clamp to attach to the wire and a ratcheting system to tighten it.

Can chicken wire be stretched?

It’s tempting to just keep unrolling the chicken wire to get the job over and done with. If you rush to unroll the fence without stopping and stretching along the way, you’re bound to end up with too much slack. The best approach is to unroll it and stop every 15 to 20 feet to stretch the wire and work out any kinks.

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