So I'm installing wire between two 4x4 wooden posts. I've done two but it seems to take forever, so I know there's a more efficient way.
Here's what I'm doing:
- The wire's plastic-coated, so I remove about 5" of plastic coating and crimp one side (where the eye screw is).
- I take the reel and go to the other post, with the turnbuckle.
- I reach the other post and I pull the wire (without bending it) to know the distance from the eye screw to the turnbuckle, say 30ft for example.
I add about 7" (for the crimp) and cut the wire. Then I remove the plastic and put the wire through the crimp.
The difficult part is pulling the wire so it's as tight as possible, holding the crimp so that it doesn't move, and then trying to use the very heavy and very uncomfortable swaging tool.
At the end, I'm able to crimp the sleeve, but the wire's sagging. The turnbuckle tightens it a bit, but it could be tighter.
Is there an easier way? I was considering buying a tool that I can use to pull the wire, but I don't know.