Comments on: 10 Most Common Electric Fence Problems, Part 3 http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-3/ Electric Fence, High Tensile Fencing Supplies Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:40:03 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.3 By: Lacy Weimer http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-3/comment-page-1/#comment-187442 Mon, 23 May 2016 16:05:33 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=198#comment-187442 Erik,
You should not run the underground in the same pipe or vicinity as your water line. The water will act as a conductor and carry current through the water lines.

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By: Erik Haagensen http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-3/comment-page-1/#comment-187380 Sat, 21 May 2016 16:45:34 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=198#comment-187380 Hi,

I need to run grounding wire and leadout wire out toward the pasture from my workshop. There is already a trench headed that way with the Pex piping for the watering system. I read everywhere not to install ground rods and leadout wire near water pipes so that you don’t electrify the water/pipe. I’m wondering if the problem is the water or the PIPE. Since it is non-conductive pex, is it safe to run the leadout wire in the same trench.

I would have to jump through some major hoops to run the leadout wire and do the ground field and keep them 50′ from the water line. Because the water line is in a trench that follows a beeline from the closest corner of my building, to the closest corner of pasture. All kinds of rocks, hills, creeks, ravines, to cross with hundred’s of feet of leadout wire instead of using this one 100′ straight shot trench.

I’m hoping you want to avoid metal pipes and the PEX makes it ok. Of course, there is a possibility that somewhere on that water line there is a brass connector that could take the electric from outside the pex pipe to the water inside the pipe.

So is it electrical interference and stray voltage passing inside a water pipe through the water that is a problem, or passing through the metal material of a metal pipe itself that is a problem, or potentially both?

Thanks,
Erik

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By: Lacy Weimer http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-3/comment-page-1/#comment-187021 Fri, 13 May 2016 14:00:11 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=198#comment-187021 Virgil,
PVC will be a good insulator. If branches are touching the wire, there will be significant leakage. Just keep a measure on the voltage with a voltmeter.

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By: virgil http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-3/comment-page-1/#comment-186963 Wed, 11 May 2016 14:56:19 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=198#comment-186963 I have a peach tree the squirrels are stripping bare. I don’t care if they eat a few, just leave me a couple dozen! Anyway looking at making an armature to cary a wire up and around the tree. Would PVC pipe be good enough to stop leakage? Of course some branches and leaves will touch the wires? Will this be a huge issue? Tree is now about 15′ tall and 7-8′ spread. I’m going to have to go near the top to bottom as neighbor’s pine gives a “jumping off / too” point for tree rats. Only year I got ANY peaches was the year I wrapped the tree in chicken wire… this made the tree grow wonky, and was a mess to take down at end of season.

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By: Lacy Weimer http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-3/comment-page-1/#comment-178892 Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:29:36 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=198#comment-178892 Heather,
You need to make a 1 call to check for all utility lines. It is very dangerous and potentially deadly if you strike a electric line. Make the 1 call for your state and location.

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By: Heather http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-3/comment-page-1/#comment-177439 Thu, 05 Nov 2015 16:41:12 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=198#comment-177439 I have a 10 mile electric box we are going to install on a shed for our electric fenced in pasture. The shed currently has electric going to it so we thought this would be a great way to hook up the box. We have to install a few ground rods but are concerned that there are underground telephone and underground electrical wires near the shed. There are no underground water lines though. Is this a problem? If so, how many feet away should ground rods be from underground electric and telephone lines?

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By: Troy Hutchinson http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-3/comment-page-1/#comment-168105 Tue, 04 Aug 2015 03:52:05 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=198#comment-168105 Thank you Lacy. I thought the same but have never seen a horse just ignore a shock before so felt I needed some guidance. Thanks again.

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By: Lacy Weimer http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-3/comment-page-1/#comment-167730 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:37:16 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=198#comment-167730 Seems as though the horses may just not care that they are getting shocked. You may need to add some extra wires, to tighten up the wire spacing.

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By: Troy Hutchinson http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-3/comment-page-1/#comment-167400 Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:11:41 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=198#comment-167400 I have a 4 line fence currently not keeping my horses in. I have 4.1 – 5 kV right across the entire system. If I touch the hot wires and grab an existing neighbors fenceline picket I get one heck of a jolt BUT my horses are able to do as they please. The two miniatures easily get through the two bottom lines. So I disconnected the bottom line and converted it to earth. Now if I touch the bottom line and any of the actives I get a huge jolt BUT my horses still do not feel anything even thoough they are touching both lines as they calmly climb through….any ideas would be very much welcomed by both myself and my vege patch/ orchard. Troy.

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By: Lacy Weimer http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-3/comment-page-1/#comment-146088 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:50:48 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=198#comment-146088 Depending on how large the energizer is, I would use 6-10″ as a good distance directly above or beside water.

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