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I had to do a search to find a figure 4 knot, and I think it is what we call a reef knot?  Are you tying under tension, or just making a splice?  I find a figure 8 knot easier to tie under tension than a reef knot.  To get a reef knot good and tight, I like to tie the square knot bit first, and put some tension in it before I wrap the tails.  

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I have watched that one, I guess I need to practice it. It's kind of a confusing one

2 hours ago, tepapa said:

You can only really tie a figure 8 in loose wire which will tighten as you tension the wire.  To join wire under tension with a figure 8 its probably better doing a Tex brown (look up in the strainrite bids) which a variant of the figure 8.


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