16 gauge high tensile wire makes it possible to build subdivision fences quickly at low cost. They will take over ten years of abuse with minimal maintenance. The end and corner posts do not need to be braced because this wire acts like a light weight rubber band. The wire can give more than the heavier gauges without transferring as much stress to the end posts. Since less weight is suspended, less tension is required.
Light 1⁄2 inch fiberglass rod posts can be used for the majority of the line posts. Rod diameters of 5⁄8", 2⁄3" or 3⁄4" in either five or six foot lengths are ideal for end or corner posts. Lean the end post 20 degrees away from the wire’s pull. Use a separate end post for each wire. This will allow each wire to be tightened without affecting the other wires tension. Both the 3000 and 6000 foot coils fit a standard spinning jenny, which may also be used to rewind the wire. If rewinding, use the largest diameter on your jenny.
16g 210,000 PSI min = 614 lb @ .061 in