How to weld a broken woven wire fence?

I am trying to fix a stretch of woven wire fence that was broken by a car running into it about 3 months ago. The wire itself is completely broken in two. I want to weld the wire back togeather, but the trouble is that I weld with Oxy Mapp gas and my welding wire is the same thickness as the fence wire. I am worried about melting the fence when I am trying to repair it. So what I think I need is some way to ark weld the wire, but I do not have an ark welder. Are there any homemade welders I can make for this purpose, because I do not want to buy something I will never use again?

NachoMahma9 years ago
. If woven fence = chain-link fence, then you can weave the fence back together with an intact wire.
LinuxH4x0r9 years ago
If you want a good arc welder harbor freight tools has one for $80 (STAW 140amp). I don't work for them or anything, just thought you might want to check them out.
Cost aside, there is a weeee bit of a learning curve with Arch welding.... ;-)
Goodhart9 years ago
I am worried about melting the fence when I am trying to repair it. So what I think I need is some way to ark weld the wire,

Depending on how thinck the "wire" is, arch welding (at sufficient amperage) will give you the same "melting effect". I had difficulties using my 100 A welder to weld my old VW bus, years and years ago.

Also, it could depend on "what" the wire is made of that determines your course of direction.

braising, or a similar type of action may be an option. But, if you don't have a decent torch.....oh, wait you may be able to rent one of those. Just make sure it will do what you need it to beforehand (take all safety considerations in hand up front).