Comments on: 10 Most Common Electric Fence Problems, Part 2 http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-2/ Electric Fence, High Tensile Fencing Supplies Fri, 27 May 2016 15:10:35 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.1 By: Lacy Weimer http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-2/comment-page-2/#comment-183516 Thu, 03 Mar 2016 17:35:20 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=123#comment-183516 Melva,
It sounds like you are having a grounding issue. Is the ground frozen where you are located? Do the sheep have heavy wool? Wool acts as an insulator. Was you helper wearing rubber shoes?
If the ground is frozen you will more than likely have to add more ground rods or create a posi/neg system. Check out this blog on Winter Grounding!

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By: Melva http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-2/comment-page-2/#comment-183514 Thu, 03 Mar 2016 14:03:26 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=123#comment-183514 I have a herd of sheep . 2 strands test up to 7000 volts at both ends of the line. 3 tests show it is getting electric. But there is no shock to the sheep and my helper grabbed the line twice and held it…no shock. How can 3 diff. Tests show voltage going through wire, yet no shock ? I heard one sheep get zapped when it tried to pass through and the wire hit a t post. Surely this is a clue.

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By: Lacy Weimer http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-176811 Wed, 28 Oct 2015 15:01:02 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=123#comment-176811 Cathy,
This energizer is 1 joule stored energy, so that would be about .7 joule output. It sounds as though your energizer is undersized for the job. You may need to think about a larger energizer if you want to read a higher voltage.

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By: Cathy http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-176019 Sun, 18 Oct 2015 01:09:38 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=123#comment-176019 We surrounded our 5 acres with a single electric wire. It’s hooked to a Gallagher M100 charger with 3-10′ long grounding rods that are 10′ away from each other and fully in the ground. We tested the charger with the voltage tester and it lights up bright to 4000V. With the voltage tester the 600V, 1000V, 2000V and 3000V lights light up bright, the 4000V light only lights up about 1/4 where the fence wire is connected. The farther away the less the volts. There’s a complete section that is the farthest away from where the charger is connected to the wire that doesn’t light up at all on our voltage tester. We have made sure there is no foliage touching it. Please advise.

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By: Lacy Weimer http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-175053 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:06:20 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=123#comment-175053 I would recommend using a rope splice (CWBT).

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By: kim http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-174745 Fri, 02 Oct 2015 19:43:56 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=123#comment-174745 I have copper poly rope around my horse corral. I want to add an additional rope that has steel or aluminum strands to shut off a certain area. Will there be a problem attaching a different type of poly rope to the copper poly rope? Thank-you

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By: Tommy Oakley http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-165877 Fri, 05 Jun 2015 01:16:33 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=123#comment-165877 I haven’t tried other outlets as this is a stand alone outlet at my barn. I did track the problem to one wire (#3 of 4 strands) being the problem but haven’t seen any issues in the wiring. I unhooked that wire from the others and everything begin working except that one wire. I went over today and now the problem is getting larger as now half the pasture is energized without the GIF tripping. Thanks

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By: Lacy Weimer http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-165801 Wed, 03 Jun 2015 12:10:00 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=123#comment-165801 Tommy,
Does the energizer seem to work okay or create any problems when plugged into an outlet without GIF? This seems to be a problem with the GIF. Do all other appliances work okay on that particular GIF outlet??

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By: Tommy Oakley http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-165675 Sat, 30 May 2015 21:20:48 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=123#comment-165675 I have a fence charger on a gif breaker and it trips only when I hook up the second half of my fence. I have put one other charger of the same make and it also trips the breaker only when I hook up the second half of fencing. I am getting 0.4 volts on my grounds so I am wondering if you have any idea what the problem would be. I have inspected the fence several times and cant find anything wrong. Thanks

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By: Lacy Weimer http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-2/comment-page-1/#comment-165495 Fri, 22 May 2015 19:25:33 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=123#comment-165495 What size energizer do you have? Be sure the energizer is properly sized for the amount of fence you are trying to electrify. I recommend one joule of output per mile of fence.

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