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First electric fence for sheep - some questions

 
Michael Cox
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Hi folks,

We are in the process of installing some electric fencing so that we can divide our 6 acre field up and rotate our sheep around it.

The plan (as it currently exists in version 527!!!) is:

  • Run strands of live wire on the existing fence line using insulators on the wooden fence posts.


  • Make bays off this live wire using step-in plastic posts and 3 strands.


  • The energiser is running from mains nearer the house and is being carrier by insulated leadout cable to the live section.


  • This should give us lots of flexibility.

    What I haven't yet got my head around is how we join three strand temporary fencing to the single strand live wire while still carrying adequate charge and not leaving a gap the sheep can get through. If I could run it all as single strand it would be a piece of cake.

    Any ideas?
     
    Kelly Smith
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    Michael Cox wrote:.

    What I haven't yet got my head around is how we join three strand temporary fencing to the single strand live wire while still carrying adequate charge and not leaving a gap the sheep can get through.

    Any ideas?


    there are a few things you can do.

    i am assuming the step in posts you are using will have multiple places for the poly wire?
    you could set up a post near the outside fenceline. then run each of the 3 strands through the post and up to the hot wire.

    you could also leave some insulated leads on the ends near the live wire side to get power to the lower strands.

    here is a link to some reel based fencing options: https://www.premier1supplies.com/fencing.php?mode=detail&fence_id=19
    sometimes just looking at the available equipment helps understand the different options.
     
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