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Monofilament Lines and Tie Wire
Installing Tie Wire
13.5 gauge pvc-coated steel tie wire does not stretch, and it does not need to be applied under tension. Simply pass one end of the tie wire around one anchor post, wrap it around itself a few times to form something that looks like a small hangman's knot, proceed to the other anchor post (at the other end of the run), pull the wire tight enough to run straight and support the fence, cut the wire, and wrap the cut end around the incoming wire several times to form another small hangman's knot.
As noted above, use this wire in preference to nylon monofilament (a) wherever the deer fence goes around a curve and (b) at all places where a “run” of deer fencing is going to be less than 60 feet long.
Support Lines for Metal Hexagrid Deer Fencing
Unlike polypropylene fencing, which may need to be strengthened by lines running through its mid-section (see above), metal hexagrid fencing already has horizontal reinforcing wires running through it at regular intervals, and both it and welded wire fencing are generally strong enough to resist multiple deer impacts. Therefore, unless one is interdicting a large and well-established deer path, the only monofilament line needed is the single one along the top that helps to support the fence's weight.