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Field wire is generally laid for temporary use only. Frequently it is laid along heavily traveled roads and must be protected from possible damage by passing traffic. Therefore, it is necessary that field wire be tied off the road, either on the ground or above it. At the same time, field wire must be laid in such a manner that it can be picked up as quickly and easily as possible. As a result of the above conditions, the knots used in tying field wire must be so constructed as to be quickly untied yet capable of resisting considerable straing.

The following field wire ties are in constant use and will be memorized and learned:

A. The Overhead Loop Knot Tie

B. The Ground Look Knot Tie

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