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Electric Fence Tape

  • 02-06-2021 9:14am
    Registered Users Posts: 1,797 ✭✭✭ Sami23

    Has anyone else noticed that the quality of the standard 12mm white electric fence tape has gone to sh+#te in the last few years.
    Have a couple of reels of the 200mtrs rolls of it here less than 2 years old and loads of breaks in it already and black burn holes where wires are broken.
    Can anyone recommend anything better for temporary fencing ?
    I know the steel wire is the only job for boundary.

    Is the heavier rope type or the lighter polywire types any better than the tape


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,058 ✭✭✭ cute geoge

    I use the gallagher turbo 9 strand ,the quality has disimproved a bit but still get a good few years out of it .I also got a few rolls of pel rope type ,I dont know would it stand much hacking for the likes of strip grazing but it is grand left up semi permanent

  • Registered Users Posts: 60 ✭✭✭ FixItAginTomora

    Hi, having tried many tapes I find that Lacme rf 999 is excellent. We have used other brands like you say and unless the "white tape" has the strengthening line each side it's very soft. Re-joining by tying a knot is no good as like you say it burns through. We're now using crimps to rejoin. This tape is far stronger and also wraps up neater as its stiffer. Give me a shout if you wish about it. I'd highly recommend the tape and joiners, can pass on details for the main importer. I even drove over it with trailer, knotted it and the steel wires are still fine on it.