8-Splice the Fence
SPLICE THE FENCE
- Cut the fence wire. Tighten the top or bottom stretcher bar as needed to square up the vertical wire stays in the fencing. At this point one stretcher bar should be 3’ or 4’ from the end of a roll and the other would have extra fence wire to cut off.Trim off the excess fencing, leaving enough length to overlap the two fence ends. Lay both fence ends over each other to determine where to cut the fence. Cut the horizontal line wire approximately 1.5 inches from the stay wire on one fence. Cut the line wire on the other fence against the knots on the stay wire, leaving a full length of wire to work with. You’ll use this long line wire to measure for even alignment as you crimp.
- Place the splicing sleeves on the horizontal line wiresPlace a splicing sleeve on each line wire, then slip the opposite line wire into the sleeve. Work your way down (or up) the fence fabric, placing sleeves on every line wire. Now feed each line wire into the crimp sleeve.
- Crimp the splicing sleeves. The 12.5 gauge high-tensile fencing shown on these pages should be crimped with our JM-593 crimp sleeve. Use the first notch on the Multi-Tool for this particular sleeve.
It is easiest to do this job with two people, one person holding the wire and the crimp sleeve while the other does the crimping.
Crimp the full length of the sleeve, squeezing 4 to 6 times.
Carefully trim off any wire overhanging the crimp sleeve.
The final product! This join will hold to 1,500 lbs. The wire will break before the crimp gives way. When joined evenly, from a distance the splice will look like the rest of the fence.
- Release the stretcher bar pullersOnce all your splices are complete, loosen the stretcher bar pullers by using the handle to “walk” the jaws of the bar puller backwards down the chain. Once the tension is released, remove the stretcher bars from the fence by knocking the steel wedges out of each wedge retainer.