Comments for Kencove Blog http://blog.kencove.com Electric Fence, High Tensile Fencing Supplies Mon, 23 May 2016 17:46:52 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.1 Comment on Volts vs Joules by Lacy Weimer http://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-joules/comment-page-2/#comment-187448 Mon, 23 May 2016 17:46:52 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=42#comment-187448 Kori,
I would start by testing the chargers directly at the positive terminal, without the fence attached. Use a fence voltmeter to do the testing. If you are not getting adequate voltages from chargers they may need repaired. If voltage readings are good, check for shorts on the fence line. How deep are the T-posts you are using for ground rods in the ground?

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Comment on 10 Most Common Electric Fence Problems Part 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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Comment on 10 Most Common Electric Fence Problems Part 1 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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Comment on 10 Most Common Electric Fence Problems, Part 3 by Lacy Weimer http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-3/comment-page-1/#comment-187442 Mon, 23 May 2016 16:05:33 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=198#comment-187442 Erik,
You should not run the underground in the same pipe or vicinity as your water line. The water will act as a conductor and carry current through the water lines.

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Comment on 10 Most Common Electric Fence Problems Part 1 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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Comment on 10 Most Common Electric Fence Problems Part 1 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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Comment on 10 Most Common Electric Fence Problems, Part 3 by Erik Haagensen http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-3/comment-page-1/#comment-187380 Sat, 21 May 2016 16:45:34 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=198#comment-187380 Hi,

I need to run grounding wire and leadout wire out toward the pasture from my workshop. There is already a trench headed that way with the Pex piping for the watering system. I read everywhere not to install ground rods and leadout wire near water pipes so that you don’t electrify the water/pipe. I’m wondering if the problem is the water or the PIPE. Since it is non-conductive pex, is it safe to run the leadout wire in the same trench.

I would have to jump through some major hoops to run the leadout wire and do the ground field and keep them 50′ from the water line. Because the water line is in a trench that follows a beeline from the closest corner of my building, to the closest corner of pasture. All kinds of rocks, hills, creeks, ravines, to cross with hundred’s of feet of leadout wire instead of using this one 100′ straight shot trench.

I’m hoping you want to avoid metal pipes and the PEX makes it ok. Of course, there is a possibility that somewhere on that water line there is a brass connector that could take the electric from outside the pex pipe to the water inside the pipe.

So is it electrical interference and stray voltage passing inside a water pipe through the water that is a problem, or passing through the metal material of a metal pipe itself that is a problem, or potentially both?

Thanks,
Erik

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Comment on Volts vs Joules by Kori http://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-joules/comment-page-2/#comment-187297 Thu, 19 May 2016 21:51:31 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=42#comment-187297 I raise boer goats and am having trouble containing them. I run woven wire as primary fence with 2 hot wires 1 on top and 1 on bottom( about 10 to 12 in off ground). I also have about a 70 to 80 yards of 3 strand just electric fence along the driveway.

1st yr we ran everything off a solor zahbra sp? Solor charger with 1 ground. Seemed to work OK towards end of grazing seasons it lost charge.

2nd year we split lines into 2 padlocks (removed connecting wire from old fence line to new fence line). I replaced old charger with another zahbra solor charger for old line. The new line I used a 25 mile plug in model with a 4′ t post as my ground. Goats are still getting out.

New lines has the 3 strand plus 1 bottom where it is woven. Thanks in advance

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Comment on 10 Most Common Electric Fence Problems Part 1 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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Comment on Insulated and Non-Conductive Bracing Systems by Ben Hartwell http://blog.kencove.com/insulated-and-non-conductive-bracing-systems/comment-page-1/#comment-187159 Wed, 18 May 2016 12:08:32 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=1143#comment-187159 I like the dynamic floating brace, but I am concerned with the geometry and that the fiberglass post isn’t quite long enough. I think you want like a 30-60-90 triangle if I’m not mistaken. I have made a lot of floating braces with wood posts, for a 42″-48″ fence I use a minimum of 7 ft post at 2/3 the height of the top wire.

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