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 Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:52:03 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.3 By: Lacy Weimer http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-11/#comment-188391 Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:52:03 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-188391 Zach,
If the trouble is that you can’t pound in the ground stake, you could dig a trench 2’ deep and lay the rod vertically.Then replace the dirt over the top of the rod. This does not make the system very portable, but it would get the job done. You can pound the ground stake into the clay, but probably will have trouble removing it.

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By: Lacy Weimer http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-11/#comment-188385 Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:34:47 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-188385 How much fence are you powering? What size is your energizer, joule rating?
You either have a dead short out on the fence line, or not a big enough ground bed.

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By: Lacy Weimer http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-11/#comment-188384 Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:29:25 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-188384 Dan,
The fence has to be leaking voltage when it rains. The constant dampness is creating shorts. I have a 6 Joule unit on my fence and I experience a drop of a few hundred volts each time it rains or there is a heavy dew.
You may want to consider a larger fence energizer.

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By: wes howard http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-11/#comment-188369 Sun, 26 Jun 2016 19:33:24 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-188369 All my juice/power seems to be going to the ground. I’m getting no shock from the fence line, but when I touch the ground wires on my ground rod it has GOOD shock. HELP !!!

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By: Zach http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-11/#comment-188307 Sat, 25 Jun 2016 01:31:00 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-188307 I have electric sheep netting and I am using a solar fence charger for it. I only have about 6″-10″ inches of top soil and then it’s all clay under that. I am having a hard time getting the fencing to work and am not sure how to ground properly in these conditions. Any tips? Is it still alright to pound the grounding stakes into the clay?

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By: Dan http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-11/#comment-188303 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:03:50 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-188303 we have a fi shock 10 acre fence charger. When it is not rainy, it works great, as soon as it rains, we get no charge. We have replaced wire, insulators, checked the grounds. The charger is under cover and we do get charge at the box when it rains, but when we hook the wire up it doesn’t work.

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By: Lacy Weimer http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-10/#comment-188226 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 19:43:41 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-188226 Dan,
How dry is the ground? Dry ground does not create an adequate enough ground bed. Try watering around the ground rod and see if the voltage on the fence line increases.

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By: Lacy Weimer http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-11/#comment-188225 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 19:39:41 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-188225 Donna,
You probably have a faulty insulator, or you have a large energizer and induction is causing the post to be hot.

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By: Donna Hallonquist http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-11/#comment-188170 Tue, 21 Jun 2016 02:05:41 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-188170 Why are some of my t post on my electric fence hot?

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By: Dan http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-10/#comment-188114 Sat, 18 Jun 2016 22:23:09 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-188114 I am running a single strand close to the ground to keep my beagle pup from slipping through the field fence. I have a Fi Shock Super 505. I show power between wire and ground at the box. And as long as I touch the wires it stays hot but if i attach the grounding rod nothing unless I touch the ground wire itself.
What gives, my ground rod is rebar with a brass screw clamp and very dry soil.

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