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Re: Putting up hotwires

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Posted by RedTail on April 30, 2004 at 09:22:36 from (

In Reply to: Putting up hotwires posted by Paula on April 30, 2004 at 07:23:57:

Paula, I prefer electric tape. It is much easier to put up and also acts as a good visible barrier for the critters and for humans. Although, it is a one wire system, remember the ground is acting as your other wire. Most problems in hotwires come from bad or incomplete ground. Pound in three 8 ft ground rods about 6 feet a part. Dig a trench between them and connect them with insulated High voltage wire (the kind they sell at your farm store). Then bury the wires and the rod tips so that you lawnmower doesnt hit it, dogs dont trip on it etc. If your area is small you may get away with only one ground rod. Also the ground rods have a thingy with a screw that connects the wire to the rod. Be sure to put it on the rod BEFORE you pound it in cuz the top of the rod will get mashed and the connector wont fit over it any more.....gud luk

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