πŸ”Ž UNIDENTIFIED Woven Iron/Steel

MojaveSteve

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I see this stuff everywhere all the time in can dumps and for the life of me I can not figure out what it could be. Flat, braid woven steel (or iron?) wire, much like an electrical ground strap (but I'm certain it isn't for that purpose.) It's often seen in loose circular coils roughly 20" to 24" in diameter with open ends (there are no closed circles of it).
Because I don't know what it is, I don't know if it might be a regional item, but if it helps, I'm in the Southwestern United States.
 

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I see this stuff everywhere all the time in can dumps and for the life of me I can not figure out what it could be. Flat, braid woven steel (or iron?) wire, much like an electrical ground strap (but I'm certain it isn't for that purpose.) It's often seen in loose circular coils roughly 20" to 24" in diameter with open ends (there are no closed circles of it).
Because I don't know what it is, I don't know if it might be a regional item, but if it helps, I'm in the Southwestern United States.
Not quite understanding the size.
Are the coils all the same thickness and width (looks like 1")?
Or is the with of the item 20"-24" wide?
Not a grounding strap as it's steel, and not chain link/chicken wire fencing as was suggested.

Wonder if it's from mining operations used to screening material?
 
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Engine to frame ground strap or a wire mesh puller used for pulling pipe and wire. It works like a Chinese finger puzzle. The harder you pull the tighter it gets.

I gotta ask, are you intentionally not including a picture of the other end to stump people?
 

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Engine to frame ground strap or a wire mesh puller used for pulling pipe and wire. It works like a Chinese finger puzzle. The harder you pull the tighter it gets.

I gotta ask, are you intentionally not including a picture of the other end to stump people?
It doesn't look like the weave is tight enough or flexible enough to be a grounding strap.
 
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dozer dan

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Engine ground straps, like the Painless Performance one you show in your post, are tinned braided copper - not steel.

The OP picture reminds me of steel corner mesh for lathing wall corners.
I run into that stuff every time I remodel a room in my house and the corner mesh always has large loops on the edges of the mesh. The mesh is also larger so the mud can penetrate it.
Braided steel, not tinned copper
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i like the wire mesh puller too.
 
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Its for holding and pulling lines.... even pipe...
Also used in some permanent situations.
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