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 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:54:18 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.3 By: Kencove http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-11/#comment-189152 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:54:18 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-189152 Hello Sam,
You are correct, the ground is too dry and is acting as an insulator. A Earth (Fence) Ground Return System would work in correcting your current issue. If you have any additional questions feel free to contact one of our product specialists at 1-800-536-2683

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By: Kencove http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-12/#comment-189151 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:53:43 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-189151 Hello Candy, there must be a dead short somewhere on your line. You may want to try a fault finder

Hope this helps! Let us know if you have any additional questions

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By: Candy G http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-12/#comment-189139 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:44:05 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-189139 I have a fencer charger that works and lights up the volt meter, until I hook up the fence and the ground. I have looked for dead shorts many times. It is clean line. Why can’t I get a reading on the wire and the ground while standing right there, but take the fencer completely down and disconnect? Plug it in and it gets the full 7000 reading with each click. I changed the ground rods. Didn’t fix the problem. Any ideas.

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By: Sam Hayes http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-11/#comment-189127 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:21:00 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-189127 I am having the same issue as above. I hooked up a volt meter and the reading was above 4000 Volts. I can touch the fence and get a weak shock but if I touch the fence and a t-post (wire is insulated well off the t-post) I get a big shock. I am in West Texas and I realize the ground is not good. But 2 weeks ago all was fine with only 2 ground rods 4-5 ft deep. I added 3 more ground rods about 4 ft deep and still got a weak shock. Now, 2 weeks ago I had to shut off the power to my well (where the unit is plugged in) to replace the pump switch, Pump works just fine but ever since then I have had a weak pulse. Currently I have a Zareba .5 Joule 10 acre energizer, the fence is is 3 sided with 3 strands of 12 ga wire, wood corner posts, and t-posts with insulators I thought about trying a hot/ground system as that seems easy enough to hook up. Your help would be greatly appreciated. PS it hasn’t rained in 2 months

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By: Kencove http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-12/#comment-189091 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:44:33 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-189091 Yes you can safely energize a fence that is that short. However, you need to be sure that your fence is properly constructed to be electrified–it needs to be insulated. We offer a 0.5 Joule solar energizer that is very small but will still deter critters on a small fence. Give us a call at 1-800-536-2683 if you have any additional questions. We’d be glad to help! Have a great day.

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By: Peter http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-12/#comment-189075 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 01:37:01 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-189075 We need to energize about 350-400 feet of fencing. The location is remote enough to require solar power. We need to keep nuisance deer and raccoons out of an organic garden and would like to energize the existing 7 foot tall deer fence.

My question is, can we efficiently and safely energize a fence as short as 350 ft ?

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By: Kencove http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-12/#comment-188994 Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:28:29 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-188994 Hello,
Are you using a multi-meter or a fence tester? Only fence testers should be used on fencing to obtain an accurate reading. Also check out our latest video

If you have any additional questions feel free to give us a call.
Have a good day

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By: emeka http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-12/#comment-188982 Fri, 22 Jul 2016 02:02:09 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-188982 please i need your help my electric fence gives constant alarm and i have check round the fence no short circuit on the fence but i also observe that the return terminals of the energizer earth and fence read short circuit with multi meter from the energizer. please what is the cause of the problem

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By: Kencove http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-11/#comment-188952 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:28:01 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-188952 Hey Kevin! Sorry for the delayed response we were just finishing up a video on using a digital voltmeter to test the voltage on your ground rods. Check out the video here,on our youtube page, or our FaceBook page.

Hope this helps! Let us know if we can assist you in any other way, have a great day.

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By: Kencove http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-12/#comment-188951 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:19:02 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-188951 Jill,
That is correct unless there is ground made the circuit is not completed. If you wish to keep the dog in you may need to invest in a taller fence.

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