Tips & Tricks

If you’ve never used Davo’s Fencing Clips before you may have a few questions about the best way to use them.  I’ll attempt to answer most of your questions here, but if you still have questions, please, send us a line.  We will get back to you.

TIP 1:

There is no wrong way to use Davo’s Fencing Clip.  If you like a neat look – always use the same clip orientation.  If you are going for speed – clip them on which ever way they land.  It will not compromise the strength of your fence.

TIP 2:

It’s not a good idea to squash the Davo’s Fencing Clip flat on normal fencing wire.  Your wire should be free to flex and stretch over the entire length of the strain.  However, it is useful on some other projects, if you need to hold your wire or mesh tight to the post to stop it jiggling about.

TIP 3:

Run your wire out, strain it up and then use Davo’s Fencing Clips to attach to your posts.  In undulating country, clip wire to the high and low posts before you strain it.

TIP 4:

Davo’s Insul Clip should be used with the 2 ends of the wire facing the post, for added security.

TIP 5:

Davo’s Insul Clip should be squashed until it holds the Insulation Tube firmly.

TIP 6:

We supply and recommend InsulSleeve by DM Plastics and Steel , or InsulTube by Speedrite for use with Davo’s Insul Clip.

Make sure the tubing you get has an outside diameter of close to 12mm, or it will be loose in the clip and risk sliding out.  Both can be cut to a length appropriate for your circumstances with your garden secateurs.

We don’t recommend trying to slit the tube lengthwise to put it over an existing wire.  It is difficult, time consuming, and will compromise the insulation of your fence.  There are better alternatives on the market.

TIP 7:

To install Davo’s Insul Clips, run the wire out.  Thread on as many pieces of InsulSleeve as you have posts.  Allow a couple of extra bits if needed for your end assemblies.  Strain up the wire using bullnose insulators or similar at the ends.  Slide your InsulSleeve along to your posts, screwing on with  Davo’s Insul Clips.  Make sure you screw in firmly, so the InsulSleeve won’t slide out of the clip.

TIP 8:

To install Davo’s Reel Clips, run the wire out.  Thread on as many porcelain cotton reel insulators as you have posts.  Count carefully!  Strain up the wire using bullnose insulators or similar at the ends.  Slide your cotton reels along to your posts screwing on with Davo’s Reel Clips and suitable screws for your posts.   Place the clip with the two ends of the wire facing the post for extra security.  Davo’s Reel Clip should be squashed until in holds your cotton reel insulator firmly.

TIP 9:

We have different screws for different posts.

  1. 35mm timber for hardwood so hard your staples will not go in without bending.
  2. 50mm timber for treated pine and moderately hard hardwood.
  3. 65mm timber for cracked and rotting wood of very high load situations.
  4. 35mm steel for pipe and RHS up to 3mm thick
  5. 50mm Series 500 for steel thicker than 3mm.

TIP 10:

Some of our customers using barbed wire over very long strains or with overhanging trees, like to use Davo’s Insul Clip without the Insulation.  They are a bit fiddlier to install but allow for more movement of the barbs if you need to restrain your fence in the future.

TIP 11:

You are only limited by your imagination.