Smooth Wire Installation Tips

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At Bekaert, we take pride in our extensive technical and installation know-how - after all, that's what makes us #thefencepros! Here are some smooth wire installation tips and tricks to help your fencing project go smoothly, but don't forget you always have the option to download and print off our installation guides for future use. 

In our knowledge library, we also offer tips from our staff of fencing pros and step-by-step videos of fencing installations by type of fence type. Scroll to the bottom to watch our smooth wire installation video. 

Smooth Wire Installation Video

Smooth Wire Installation Tips

#thefencepros recommend keeping these tips in mind when installing your Smooth Wire:

  • Safety first! Make sure you are equipped with protective eye wear, gloves, boots, and clothing that prevents serious lacerations. Work with a partner to make the job safer and easier.
  • Sketch out your fence project first.
  • Clear the planned fence line so you have an unobstructed work area.
  • Build a good brace! Your brace is the hardest working part of your fence, and it's also the place where many failures begin. Download #thefencepros Brace Specs guide for installing the perfect fence brace.
  • Post spacing varies depending on wire strength. High tensile smooth coils can be installed at every 30' with battens.
  • Proper staple driving is important, not too tight and not too lose. 
  • Still need help? Ask #thefencepros!