Nylon Tension Cable
NatureScape Fencing recommends reinforcing our fencing along the top with our Nylon Tension Cable. It is a black, UV treated, 11 guage (1000' spool) specially formulated nylon monofilament. Benefits of the cable: stabilizes the mesh, protection (branch fall and snow load) and during the installation procedure is used to hang the fence. The fence is pulled along the cable to easily tighten at each anchor point.
Engineered to be extremely strong and environmentally stable, our Nylon Tension Cable is more resistant to deer impact and falling branches than most metallic tension wire.
Tension cable 1000' rolls..........................$165.00 (Cut to order: $ .20 per ft.)
TIP: On sloped terrains - The changing direction of the cable can result in the cable sliding up/or down the post. Drill a hole through the post, insert a nail and lay the cable over/under the nail thereby preventing slippage. Hold cable in place with zip ties.
A unique item which is best described as a mechanical slip knot. It is used at each end of a length of tension cable. The cable can easily be tightened by pushing/pulling the cable through the gripple. A special tool is not required to get the cable tight. The cable can span as much as 150' past posts and trees. A gripple is needed at each end of a span of cable. A span may be 20' up to as much as 150'.
Gripple ...........................................$3.00 each
Attaching the fence to trees use a 'U' nail to hold both the fence and cable. Ensure the nail does not pinch the cable. The cable must be held firmly yet be allowed to move. This movement will absorb any sudden shocks to the cable ensuring it will not break.
This is a "NO CHARGE ITEM" while quantities last (1 PER TREE USED IN YOUR PROJECT)
Black nylon locking zip ties that are 7.5" long are used for securing the fencing to our posts. Typically, five are used per post, but when utilizing tension cable an "x" or "bow tie" technique is used to secure the cable to the posts.
Extra ties are also needed when installing fencing in areas with up and down terrain changes. In these situations the fence must be cut, re-angled, and then zip tied back on itself at posts or trees. The trees or posts then become "sandwiched" between the fencing. This technique ensures that the fencing will stay flush to the ground so deer cannot push underneath.
Attaching the tension cable to posts is best achieved by overlapping 2 ties, 1 over the right, then 2nd over to the left. This will hold the cable quite well. If there is a severe pull on the cable (branch fall) the cable may slide down the post. Corrective action taken, then push the cable back up the post - no damage. The cable may have stretched - simply go to the gripple and retighten.
Bag of 100 Ties...................$15.00
The final step to ensuring a deer-proof enclosure is securing the fencing to the ground. Our years of experience have shown that in addition to wandering the perimeter of the fence in search of an opening, deer are notorious for putting their heads down and pushing up on the barrier. If the material is not staked tightly to the ground every five to six feet, then there is a very high probability that deer will force their way under the fencing.
The 12” Ground Stakes are designed to be used with most soil types. They comprised of ¼” galvanized steel and have a “lightning bolt” kinked shaft that keeps the stake firmly in the ground.
TIP: If your landscape allows, the use of rocks and logs to hold the fence tight to the ground is an option.
Box of 30 stakes .................................$40.00