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How to Join electric fencing

 
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brewer66



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:48 am    Post subject: How to Join electric fencing  Reply with quote

The elecric fence in the pig paddock was not performing very well, only 2 lights on my tester when it should be 4 or 5, the more lights the bigger zapp ! I thought the energizer was on it's way out, it is like me getting on in years.
After a bit of research I found out that just tying the fencing tape or string does not provide good conductivity, the more joins the lower the efficiency and mine had quite a few joins.
What you need to do is tie the two pieces of tape or string together leaving a short "tail".
With a lighter burn the plastic off to expose the strands of wire, twist the wires together and hey presto you have a conductive joint.
I did all the joints and my tester went from 2 to 5 lights.
Two warnings, watch out for the plastic dripping, it burns    and when you've done the fence make certain you don't touch it, it gives a right "kick"  
Sorry if you allready know this but it was a revelation to me.  
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emsley



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great tip  
My tape (when I use it) has lots of knots in it, but now I know what to do to keep the little sweethearts where I want them
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guess you found out the warning bits by trial and ouch   thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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brewer66



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dead right Sod.
The little blobs of plastic let go just when your not expecting them and being molten they STICK  
The "fencing test"    I was so chuffed with the results I collected my snips, rubber gloves, lighter, etc and strode off not noticing a large lump of limestone, half tripped over and touched the wire.  
Such is life  
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brewer66



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dead right Sod.
The little blobs of plastic let go just when your not expecting them and being molten they STICK  
The "fencing test"    I was so chuffed with the results I collected my snips, rubber gloves, lighter, etc and strode off not noticing a large lump of limestone, half tripped over and touched the wire.  
Such is life  
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Yorkshire Geordie



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sounds shocking for you.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeo Brewer66 sounds just like me    


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