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, 23 May 2016 17:46:52 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.1 By: Lacy Weimer http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-9/#comment-187447 Mon, 23 May 2016 17:39:43 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-187447 Depending on how you have your fence line connecting to the energizer the point you are measuring close to the farmyard may still be the furthermost point from the energizer. If you are losing almost 3,000 volts there is a short somewhere near the barnyard.

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By: Lacy Weimer http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-9/#comment-187445 Mon, 23 May 2016 17:08:01 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-187445 Do not ground to your house ground bed. A fence energizer needs its own ground bed. You do not want anything back-feeding. Create the energizer its own ground bed with at least two ground rods. If you are still experiencing no voltage on the fence line, use a fence voltmeter to test the voltage directly at the positive terminal on the energizer without the fence attached. If no voltage is detected directly at the charger, then there is a problem with the charger.

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By: Lacy Weimer http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-10/#comment-187441 Mon, 23 May 2016 16:00:39 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-187441 Wendy,
Kencove has a repair service. You could ship the energizer and the technician could take a look, it maybe a cheap repair.
Check out the information here-http://www.kencove.com/fence/72_Energizer+Repair_resource.php

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By: Wendy Davis http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-10/#comment-187437 Mon, 23 May 2016 11:00:54 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-187437 Hi we have a solar 1100 electric fence unit we are onto our third one as once we have had then between 9-12 months they stop working. I think it is the unit itself as it has a red light that used to flash now it just stays on and there is no clicking sound. Any help I would be so grateful. thanks.

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By: Brian http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-9/#comment-187290 Thu, 19 May 2016 17:40:28 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-187290 I’ve got a 10 mile solar charger. I’m using 624 ft of poly ribbon and not showing any current in fence.. Light on controller is lighting up showing controller is ok.. It’s grounded to the ground rod of my house since its close enough. What’s my problem

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By: Harold Freryholtz http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-9/#comment-187130 Tue, 17 May 2016 16:48:05 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-187130 I have 2 fencers and a voltage / amp tester. One of my fencers will read 3500 volts close to the farmyard but out another half mile it will read 6000 volts. Also close to the farmyard it will show 15 amps of short but as I check there are no big shorts. 1 amp done that strip or 2 down another strip until close to the end it will show no amps of short. Thanks.

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By: Lacy Weimer http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-9/#comment-186329 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:11:49 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-186329 This sounds like a weed burner-high impedance energizer and they are very dangerous. No longer made like this. Do not use with poly products. This type of unit has been known to start fires, be careful.

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By: Linda Donerkiel http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-9/#comment-186325 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:16:08 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-186325 I have a really old International “100” Electric Fencer (40 years?). It still works, but I think too well. I had a problem with the twine like fence. It kept melting and breaking. Today I installed a short section of 17g wire and when I went to test it with my fence tester the tester started smoking! What does that indicate? I have found a dead, electrified squirrel on the previous fence too.

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By: Lacy Weimer http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-9/#comment-185854 Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:11:26 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-185854 Richard,
It would be really hard to put an electric fence on an Avocado tree. You would have to put insulators so that the wire did not touch the tree, which would require nailing or screwing. Nailing or screwing would harm the tree. Without insulating the wire, the fence would be grounded out and squirrels could climb right up the wire. You would get shocked if directly touch the wire when it was fully functioning and not grounded to the tree. Your best bet would be to put a fence around the tree. By fence around the tree, I mean a perimeter fence that would encompass the tree. However, I would think that if a squirrel really wanted an Avacado it would be able to jump the fence. It would need to be a fairly tall electric fence.

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By: RICHARD BLAKEMAN http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-9/#comment-185816 Wed, 20 Apr 2016 00:33:49 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-185816 i have a .07 joule electric fence unit and am thinking of wrapping a 6 strand stainless very small guage polywire type wire around branches in an avocado tree to keep the squirrels from getting into the tree , can i do this without killing the tree, if grounded well, and can i get shoked touching the tree. also can i split and go two different directions with the hot side

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