Over time, you may come across a tear or hole in your Texas Haynet. Usual wear and tear or enthusiastic eating by your horses or livestock can cause the net to separate. However, it is not necessary to purchase a new net. With a Texas Haynet Repair Kit, you can easily and quickly mend any tears.
Your repair kit will contain two net patches for larger holes, and approximately 10 feet of twine for mending.
To repair holes in the net, follow these instructions, or watch the video above for a visual aid.
- Find the outer edges on either side of the hole. Using one end of the twine from your kit, tie the edges together at the top of the hole. Tie one knot (as if you were tying your shoe), then secure with another knot on top of that one.
- Continue to pull the sides of the hole together under that first knot. To make your next knot, form a loop on one side of the hole; thread the twine behind the 2 torn sides and then pull it through the loop.
- Then secure knot by cinching down tight and sliding the new knot up just below the first knot.
- Repeat the looping process, pulling the twine behind/underneath the 2 torn sides and through the loop, then cinching down and sliding the knot up.
- Be sure to tighten each knot as you repair the hole. Tightness is the key.
- Once the hole is secure, tie several knots at the end of the line. You do this by making a loop and simply pulling the twine directly through the loop. Do not include any netting in the knot.
- Make a couple of knots to secure the repaired area, then cut the remainder of the twine below the last knot. Save twine for other repairs.
- If you like, you can use a lighter or match to melt the last knot for added protection.