Comments for Kencove Blog http://blog.kencove.com Electric Fence, High Tensile Fencing Supplies Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:11:49 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.1 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-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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Comment on 10 Most Common Electric Fence Problems Part 1 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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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-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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Comment on 10 Most Common Electric Fence Problems Part 1 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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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-185501 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 15:10:00 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-185501 Yes, every-time an electrical pulse is transmitted to the fence the charger will “pulse” or tick.

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Comment on 10 Most Common Electric Fence Problems Part 1 by artwilliams http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-9/#comment-185326 Sat, 09 Apr 2016 09:51:42 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-185326 MY FENCE CHARGER MAKES A TICKING SOUND ALL THE TIME IS THAT RIGHT

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Comment on 10 Most Common Electric Fence Problems Part 1 by Bill http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-9/#comment-185025 Thu, 31 Mar 2016 19:39:13 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-185025 Thank you very much, Lacy.

I appreciate your help. I’ll keep an eye on it.

The whole process has been a real education…

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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-185019 Thu, 31 Mar 2016 15:40:11 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-185019 Bill,
With 7000 volts on the fence line I would not worry about the leakage into the post. However, if it gradually worsens you may need to check into the insulators. This may also be a result of induction into wet wood. On a dry day you may not get that type of reading. For now, it seems like you have a fully functioning garden fence!

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Comment on 10 Most Common Electric Fence Problems Part 1 by Bill http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-9/#comment-184980 Thu, 31 Mar 2016 01:28:42 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-184980 I just installed an electric fence around my garden, and noticed that when I I use the 8 light voltage tester, I get about 1000v on the wood posts (the bottom 2 lights are 600v and 1000v and they pulse dimly).

This is an 8 row aluminum 17AWG wire, 6 foot tall fence that’s about 210′ in circumference. Not a continuous loop. The unit is a 10 mile Zareba 0.5 joule output.

The fence wires all light up all lights on the meter brightly…peaks at 7000v.

I tested the post because I read (after the installation was done) that the cheap plastic corner connectors might allow voltage to bleed through the electrified wire into the wire that holds the connector to the post.

The voltage on the post had lit 3 lights (2000v) until I disconnected the lightning arrestors…then it went down to 2lights (1000v).

Is it normal to get some bleed-through voltage like this through the posts? Again, the voltage on the wires is very strong.

Thanks for any assistance you may offer.

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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-184571 Thu, 24 Mar 2016 16:18:16 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-184571 Joyce,
Yes this will short your electric fence and put a current into the water. You and your animals may get shocked if you touch the water. You will have to run the fence line around the stock pond, or increase the height of your fence over top the pond. Is this a water tank or an actual pond?

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