I tried to put up some shock fence to keep pets in the yard and
to keep other animals from coming into my yard and mateing with
or bothering my pets.
I ran the wire through holes drilled in PVC Sched 40 pipe.
This turned out to work extremly poorly. When it rained, I would
find burn marks from the wire, down the pipe to the ground.
Sometimes it would burn through the pipe or wire.
Many times when there was no perceivalbe moisture, I could touch
the PVC fence post and feel a very slight shock ( while standing
on carpet, but if I touched metal, it becase a bad shock.)
If someone can provide suggestions I would appreciate any help or
advice (except on the morality of using shock fence with pets.)
Subject: Shock Fence Help
=> Stephen Huckaby <= wrote:>I ran the wire through holes drilled in PVC Sched 40 pipe.
That's because the PVC did not provide an insulator to ground. There is a
reason why they sell the insulators with them. Water conducts electricity (and
I don't need a lecture about intrinsic H2O). The insulators will isolate the
water dripping from the path to ground.
Just go to a farm store and buy regular electric fence posts and
insulators. Much easier to string the wire (use aluminum or
hi-visibility tape/cord with SS wire) amd easier to repair. You can
also use metal posts, much more durable than plastic.
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