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New and improved electric fence wire holder

2 gallon bucket electric fence wire holder improvements

It works a lot better now!

Turns out a 2 gallon bucket is just the right size for the new and improved DIY electric fence wire holder.

Ordered a special orchard gizmo that allows the wire to be pulled through one way and clamps down on it when it's pulled in the other direction.

Cut an old license plate to size so that it would fit over the spool and act as a tensioner. What you don't see is a small hole in the bottom so you can reach in and feed the wire through the orchard wire vise.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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