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rolling up light wire

  • 30-07-2022 1:48pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,322 ✭✭✭ Tomjim

    what is the best way to roll up light wire, its the lowest grade wire


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,259 ✭✭✭ hopeso

    A car rim?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,963 ✭✭✭ Gillespy

    A spinning jenny will wind up wire as well as roll it out. The most basic type maybe not as good as winding it up as some of the fancier types.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,253 ✭✭✭ funkey_monkey

    Two man job. Get a barrel or something similar - important though that there is no lip on it whatever it is.

    One person rolls the barrel winding the wire on. Second person stays ahead of the barrel keeping tension on the wire so that it winds on rightly.

    When done gently slide it off the barrel and cable tie or tape up at regular spacings to keep its shape.

    You could also manually roll it by hand along the ground without a barrel.

    Edit - what length are you talking about?

    Post edited by funkey_monkey on

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,009 ✭✭✭ Jb1989

    Welding wire reel cast off from your local welder

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,970 ✭✭✭ patsy_mccabe

    A fencing spinning jenny would do the job. Use cable ties every so often to keep it together. 2 people needed as said above.

    " Always keep your eye on the ball, even when its in the refs pocket"

  • Registered Users Posts: 569 ✭✭✭ dh1985

    As mentioned above, a mig welding reel. Any fabrication place will have them knocking around. Very handy

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,534 ✭✭✭ trixi2011

    If it's really light like tying wire just buy a fencing reel in the coop will reel it up no bother