I'm looking for a website that shows how to build an electric fence....
I've googled it , and only seem to find companys that want to sell the
I want to go to Home Depot and buy the needed stuff and build it myself. A
site with a detailed description on how to do this would be very helpful
Guy I knew put it low so his dogs wouldn't dig.
The boy dogs pee like girls now.
Must have been Shocking! the first time.
"We cannot cross the sea merely by staring at the water."
Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941); Indian poet, writer, philosopher.
Well, the available kits come with the instructions...
There are two parts to an electric fence. The first is the regular
fence, the second is the electrical conductor/transformer. Build a
normal fence, with normal materials. Buy the electric fence
transformer, and the required length of wire (depends on what you're
fencing, livestock is usually a single wire. Run the electric wire
around the fence using the clips they supply, hook up the electricty
and you're done.
Google "install electric fence" and you'll get plenty to wade through.
The manufacturer's sites all have instructions online.
I built one using an old Volkswagon spark coil.... An FET switch driven
by a 555 timer chip for about 5ms till the current built up to 5 or 6 amps,
opened. About 5 pulses per second....
Any electrical engineer who does circuit design can do this. I don't think
many of them work at Home Depot, or could buy the parts there (grin).
The ag supply stores sell electric fence chargers, wire, and insulators for
about $40-$50. Probably your best deal...
Andy in Fink, Texas
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