November 11, 2013

Gallagher Fencing Tip: Alernating Hot/Ground System Is Best For Drought

 

The Recent Drought Has Dried Out The Soil & My Animals Don't Respect My Power Fence Anymore.  What Should I do?

 

You’re using an “all hot” system where all your fence wires are charged.  All hot systems should be used only in areas with 30 inches or more of moisture annually.  During a drought, an alternating hot/ground system is a better choice.  Make the top wire of your fence hot, then the next one down a ground wire, and so on.  Tie the ground wires together with galvanized wire and connect them to ground rods and the ground terminal of your energizer.  This system carries the ground to the animal and doesn’t rely on damp soil to make the connection. 

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