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Crimp Sleeves

People often inquire about the best way to splice high-tensile fence wire.  Splicing wires can be accomplished in three ways: hand knotting, using wire links, or using crimp sleeves. Gritted crimp sleeves are the most cost-effective way to splice high-tensile wire and maintain the full strength of the wire.  Wire links will maintain the strength […]

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Woven Wire

Woven wire, commonly referred to as field fence, is made of horizontal wires that are permanently attached to vertical wires (stays).  In most cases, the woven wire has graduated spacing where the horizontal wires are spaced closer together near the bottom and further apart toward the top.  The narrow spacing at the bottom is meant […]

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Lightning Strikes and Fence Wire

It is not a matter of if, but when your wire fence will get struck with an uninvited bolt of lightning.  A wire fence is a large antenna that can act as a highway for lightning to travel to ground.  As a lightning strike travels down the wire looking for an exit, it may destroy […]

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Top 5 Fence Tools for High-Tensile

There are specific tools you should use to install high-tensile fence.  Kencove has an extensive line up of expert tools for building high-tensile fence. Proper tools ensure that the job is done right every time!  Here is the list of our Top 5 Fence Tools needed to complete a high-tensile fence project. Spinning Jenny- A good […]

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Testing Electric Fence

Testing your fence when it is first constructed is always a good first step. This will give you an idea of what the fence voltage should be.  Test your fence with an electric fence voltmeter. The active voltage on the fence will usually be less than the output of the fence energizer due to resistance […]

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Sacrifice Paddock

A sacrifice paddock is exactly that – a small lay of land utilized for heavy use without ruining valuable pasture.  Every farmer is concerned with livestock over-trafficking profitable fields and pastures during dry, wet, and cold seasons.  The sacrifice area makes problems like mud and manure manageable and decreases pasture maintenance. Usually this paddock is […]

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Wire Gauge Thickness

How does wire gauge correlate to thickness? Have you ever wondered why 12 gauge wire is larger in diameter than 16 gauge?  It doesn’t seem very clear until you think about how wire is drawn. Wire is formed by pulling rod steel through a series of dies that continue to get smaller and smaller.  As […]

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Benefits of a Solar Energizer

Like an AC electric fence, a solar-powered (DC) electric fence can be used to keep livestock and pets safe and secure or wildlife and pests out. Unlike an AC fence charger, a solar fence charger uses a small solar photovoltaic (PV) panel to collect and convert sunlight into energy, which is then stored in the […]

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Winter Grounding

Old Man Winter shows no mercy on a farmhand and their stock.  Winter makes everything on a farm harder, even keeping the stock within the  fence line.  Last winter was  frigid, and we were asked  several times, “Why does my  livestock keep getting out  when my charger is working  perfectly?”  Frozen ground  conditions wreak havoc […]

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New Floating Brace Design!

A single-driven post brace design termed “Floating Brace” has recently been redesigned by Kencove as the Dynamic Diagonal Brace (HDD).  Like any floating brace assembly, it is both simple and effective, with nearly as much load strength as more complex H-braces. A floating brace is constructed by four main components:  an anchor post, diagonal, tension […]

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