To use the steel-wire method, you'll need wire clips, steel wire, a turnbuckle and a couple of lag-screw eyes. For outdoor use, choose stainless steel components and vinyl coated wire. Loop the steel wire through the eye of the turnbuckle and turn it back about 4 inches.
Unscrew the two nuts from a wire clip to disassemble the clip. Clamp the doubled wire between the clip's saddle and U-bolt.
Replace the nuts on the clips to secure the wire to the turnbuckle. Use two wire clips at each con- nection, and remember never to "saddle the dead horse." (See sidebar.)