How many strands of 17 gauge wire twisted equal a 12 gauge wire (approx) Answered
I need a 12 gauge wire for the positive side of a small perimeter electric fence. However the only size aluminum wire they sell locally and I bought was 17 gauge wire.
My thought is to twist the entire length of two or more strands of the 17 gauge wire together to equal the 12 gauge wire (approx)
How many strands of 17 gauge will it take to do so?
One more related question while I'm at it.
Does the twist have to be a tight twist or can it be a loose twist? Tight meaning a lot of twists per foot, loose meaning something like 4-6 twists per foot.
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