Strouse Campbell

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Joseph and Christine,

Thank you both for your helpful responses. I have a layout that will work well. In considering the question of whether or not a single strand will be effective enough, I have realized that it would be quite easy to add another strand. Hence, my new and hopefully final question:

If I were to run a 2nd hot wire next to the first, either directly above/below or staggered for the 3D effect, should I:
A) run the 2 hot wires in a giant connected loop and use one long piece of wire?
B) run the 2 wires connected at one end and apart at the other end? (a halfway connected loop)
C) run 2 separate unconnected wires and hook them up to the energizer at 2 connection points?

That is to say, will the connection be better if the hot wire is one continuous, uncut piece? Thank you!
4 years ago
Background:

I am fencing deer out of 1-acre homestead using a single baited hot wire about 4 feet up. The hot wire is not in a loop, rather it is enclosing 3 sides of the property. I have 2 grounding rods 6ft. The system is a 25-mile system. There are about 150 total yards of wire, but the ends are only about 75 yards away from each other. I'm in NC red clay, very moist.

Questions:
1) How central to the fence perimeter do the ground rods need to be, or can they be at one end, relatively far from the other end? Will the deer receive a shock even if they are 100 yards from grounding rods?

2) How far from a 500-gallon natural bee-watering pond should the grounding rods be? Would shock affect fish?

3) Must I hook the energizer up to one end of the hot wire or the other, or could I connect the energizer and grounds somewhere in the middle of the 150-yard hot wire.

4) Baiting tips welcomed.
4 years ago