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Creative fence idea, will it work? - Yup

 
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Mike, I'm doing high tensile (or at least that's on the menu) and there are a few cheats you might use. One is to shield points of contact of the galvanized wire with a cut piece of old hose. Basically you just put a bunch of 6" sections on the wire and push them where you need it. For the rest, you can get away with nylon in hoses- keep the sun off nylon and it will last for a really long time, and is an insulator as opposed to poly. the hose need not provide structure, just shade.

I'm interested in this because it would allow a place to plant seeds of the eventual impenetrable hedge, which is cheap. Maintaining a hedge... I tried a little one and I am not sure I can make it dog proof.
 
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Thanks TJ!  I'm looking for a way to connect the electric fence wire to the remesh.  It's not electrified, it's just cheap wire to hold the structure together.  I currently wrap the electric wire around the remesh wherever they intersect.  But the wrap likely damages the galvanized coating on the wire and it will rust there in a few years.

I think if I wrapped it around a horizontal piece of the remesh instead of a vertical, it would be a much more gradual bend and it should hold up longer.  But it won't hold as securely so the fence may not be as rigid.

If there was a way to cheaply clip the wire to the remesh, we'd be all set.  Some kind of crimping doohickey.  Or maybe wrapping a third piece of wire around the remesh and the electric wire so that the electric wire doesn't have to bend at all...

I think your idea is a way to keep the electric wire from touching the remesh (if I'm following).  So a solution to a different problem, I think?
 
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Mike you can also get crimping ends for high tensile which have worked well, they are sold in bulk. I will find a link, they doe benefit from a special crimper
 
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https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/american-farmworks-high-tensile-wire-2-3-gritted-crimping-sleeve-pack-of-100?cm_vc=-10005
 
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Oh, those would be perfect...  If one side was open so you could slap it in place and crimp it on.  We wouldn't be able to install those on the remesh since it's a welded mesh already.
 
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