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Electric Fence Posts for your Farm or Ranch | Patriot Fencing

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Electric Fence Posts for your Farm or Ranch | Patriot Fencing

Permanent electric fences can be adequately constructed with wood posts, T-posts, rod posts, or metal posts. Typically, the type of post chosen is determined by local availability and price. Our accessory product information indicates which accessories are suitable for the different post types.   1. H brace for the start of a 5-wire fence.     2. T-Post along the line of a 5-wire fence.     3. Wood post along the line of a 5-wire fence.

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What factors will affect the Ground System of an electric fence?

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What factors will affect the Ground System of an electric fence?

Dry, sandy and non-conductive soil types limit the current flow to the ground rods. If you have soil that is not well suited to grounding, use additional ground rods, choose a better location for the ground system, or use an alternate method of grounding such as ground wire return.Vegetation touching the live fence wires allows current to leak, causing the fence to “short” and voltage to drop. Check the fence regularly to make sure that long grass and overhanging branches are not touching the live fence wire.Using a mixture of metals in the ground system will lead to electrolysis. This...

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How does Electric Fence grounding work?

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How does Electric Fence grounding work?

For an electric fence to give an animal an electric shock, electrical current (produced by the energizer) must complete a circuit. The current from the energizer flows along the wires, through the animal’s body, down through the soil to the ground system, then back up to the energizer. If the ground system isn't working properly, the animal won't get an effective shock.

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Planing Your Fence Layout | Patriot Fence Chargers

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Planing Your Fence Layout | Patriot Fence Chargers

Plan Your Fence Layout To get started, it helps to sketch a diagram and measure the distance of the area you'd like to fence. Grab a pencil and walk around the area you want to fence, measuring and sketching your layout.     Include in your plan: Location of buildings/ barns enclosed by or sitting adjacent to your fence Location of your fence energizer and electrical source (if required) Trees, hills, low and/or wet areas, or other obstacles. It's also a good idea to have your utility company mark any underground cables or lines that may be in the immediate...

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Electric Fence Braces and Corners | Patriot Fence Energizers

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Electric Fence Braces and Corners | Patriot Fence Energizers

Corner/End braces Corner and end braces are most commonly made of wood posts with a metal pipe between them. (You can also use metal pipe posts instead of wood posts.) The most common braces are made of at least two posts spaced at least 10 feet apart or 2.5 times the height of the finished fence. These H braces serve as the foundation of the fence line and help to maintain the tension, which is very important for high tensile fences. 

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