Comments on: 10 Most Common Electric Fence Problems Part 1 http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/ Electric Fence, High Tensile Fencing Supplies Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:35:22 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.1 By: Kencove http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-14/#comment-190308 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:35:22 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-190308 What is the model number on your energizer Mitch?

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By: Mitch http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-14/#comment-190300 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:24:07 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-190300 Hi
I’ve just set up a patriot 20km electric fence only running 400m atm , I’ve got 2 40cm gal rods in the ground, but it doesn’t seem to be putting volts through the fence. Would I need longer earth rods?

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By: Kencove http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-14/#comment-190263 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:54:59 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-190263 Hello Dennis, glad to hear you are able to keep the deer out of your garden! Since you have so much voltage on your short amount of fence you are experiencing induction. Which means voltage from your hot wires is jumping to your neutral wires. This does not cause any problems but you can ground your neutral wires to eliminate the excess voltage.

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By: Kencove http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-14/#comment-190262 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:52:04 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-190262 Hello James, what type of energizer do you have? That is an unique situation to have the light flashing and the ticking at odd intervals. Have you checked the voltage on your fence and energizer? You may want to increase your ground field regardless, we recommend two 6’ground rods or 3′ per Joule.

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By: James http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-14/#comment-190225 Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:20:59 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-190225 Hi Lacy, the green light on my system flashes every 1½ seconds as normal but the ‘click’ and pulse now only occurs every 3rd or 4th flash. Could this be a grounding issue? I find it odd that the green light flashes as expected.

Initially everything was fine with a 4 joule output and 3 foot ground – this is what manufacturer recommended. But a few months later the situation is as described.

Any suggestions would be welcome!

Regards,
James

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By: Dennis http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-14/#comment-190212 Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:40:30 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-190212 I have a 6 wire fence with alternating hot and ground wires to keep deer out of my garden. I have 2 6 foot ground rods 10 feet apart driven all the way down. The fence is about 1800 feet around 5 acres. When I measure the voltage of the hot wire touching the hot and the probe in the dirt I get 8200 volts. When I measure the ground wires using the same method I get 1800 volts. The fence is clean as a whistle and no wires are touching anything but insulators.Is there supposed to be voltage on the ground? For those of you that are wondering Yes it does keep the deer out, all you can see are skid marks when they touch it and apply their brakes hard!

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By: Kencove http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-14/#comment-190113 Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:48:53 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-190113 No worries John you’ll never wear out your welcome! Since it has been so dry this year your best bet would be to try and set up an Earth Ground System. In future years if you would like to switch back to your ground bed it is very simple to change back. If you have any questions about setting up an Earth Ground System feel free to give us a call at 1-800-KENCOVE. Hope this helps you John, best of luck!

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By: John http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-14/#comment-190067 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 23:39:30 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-190067 Don’t want to wear out my welcome…
If I touch a wire there’s no shock;
if I touch a wire and T-post or grnd at the same time I do get a jolt.
Is the Earth Ground System the answer?
Thanks much for your advice.

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By: Kencove http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-14/#comment-190058 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:37:17 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-190058 John, can you feel a shock after ‘watering’ your ground bed? Yes the posi/neg system will help in extremely dry conditions. Providing that the negative and positive wires are close enough together that the animal has to touch both a negative and positive wire at the same time. Please call us at 1-800-KENCOVE for additional support. Have a good day

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By: John http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-14/#comment-190008 Mon, 12 Sep 2016 23:30:12 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-190008 Tnx. for prompt reply.
I presently have all 5 wires as “hot” and the ground from the energizer going direct to two 3 ft. deep ground rods. Soil is rocky; can’t drive the rods deeper. I water the rod area once a week.
The energizer return system shows 5 grnd. rods and two wires also going to ground and only three to the hot feed. Is this what you recommend?
My meter read around 5000V when measuring hot wire to ground rod or T-post.

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