Posted 2007-05-04 5:30 AM (#60385 - in reply to #57929) Subject: RE: Fence Building Questions
JD, get them locally, thats a bit salty and no reason to pay shipping. I've found I can get everything locally, insulators and all , I only purchase the electrobraid itself, the insulators are from Dare ( at least the line post ones, you may still have to get the corner rollers from them).Rich
Posted 2007-05-04 10:38 AM (#60402 - in reply to #57929) Subject: RE: Fence Building Questions
For the corner rollers, could I not just use the type that are mounted on the L-shaped lag bolt that screws into the post?
I haven't found any line post insulators locally that have a big enough opening for the 1/4" rope to slide smoothly through. ElectroBraid doesn't have too bad of a price, either.
Did you ElectroBraid users buy the super duper insulated wire they have for connections? Will standard insulated copper wire not work? Also, why do they suggest using the insulated wire on the ground wire?
Posted 2007-05-09 11:06 AM (#60607 - in reply to #57929) Subject: RE: Fence Building Questions
Well, I just put in my first order of ElectroBraid. I cannot do much of my permanent fencing, yet, but I want to fence some areas off temporarily, and I figured I would try the Braid to take advantage of their 1 year satisfaction guarantee.
I think my wife and I decided to go with all ElectroBraid and no barbless wire.
Posted 2007-05-10 6:19 AM (#60645 - in reply to #57929) Subject: RE: Fence Building Questions
Good on you JD, I think you'll count your blessings later. You can get hook up wire locally at TSC or something. Yes you need the heavy insulation, a good charge can jump right through lighter insulation causing you grounding problems and a weak fence. Rich
Posted 2007-05-10 3:58 PM (#60659 - in reply to #57929) Subject: RE: Fence Building Questions
My wife and I set up a temporary pasture on some established grass for a couple horses. We used t-posts in the corners and step-in fiberglass posts every 30-50 feet. We ran one strand of the cheaper poly rope and energized it with our portable fencer. The other night our yearling was getting roudy. He ran towards the fence and put on the brakes at the last instant. He ran into the fence and stretched it way out and bounced off of it. We looked at his hoofprints afterward, and where is HIND feet stopped was about 5 feet OUTSIDE the fence line. No doubt, if it would have been a wire fence he would have had at least a cut. But not even a mark on him. That kind of sealed the deal on the all-ElectroBraid fence.
Posted 2007-05-23 8:23 AM (#61174 - in reply to #57929) Subject: RE: Fence Building Questions
You will not regret buying the Electrobraid. I had high-tensile wire fencing for a few years and then replaced it with the electrobraid. This was the best decision I ever made. It has been 5 years since the installation of the new fence and I have had virtually no maintenance. I also used white vinyl poles to give the fence a nice clean look. The only other thing that I would recommend would be a automatic water. My horses love getting fresh water and living in Michigan during the winter months I enjoy not having to fill a water tank.
Posted 2007-05-23 10:58 AM (#61177 - in reply to #57929) Subject: RE: Fence Building Questions
I plan to use steel t-posts for line posts. I would really like to use wood line posts, but I cannot justify digging and tamping 160 more wood posts on top of the 50-60 I will already have at gates and corner braces. I saw a 3-point mounted post pounder on an upcoming auction sale bill. I might have to go see what it sells for.
Actually, I plan to install a Ritchie waterer. I refuse to deal with the green anaconda in the winter time. Tomorrow morning I am meeting with the guy from the rural water users district to see what my options are. The previous owners of my property filled a perfectly good well with concrete.
Okay, that brings up another question. I plan to permanently divide my grazing area into three pastures. The Ritchie would be in a "common" area that can be opened to any combination of the three pastures by opening or closing gates. Is this a good idea? Is an area approximately 50' x 100' large enough for 2-4 horses? The area is a natural high spot, but I was also planning to install some gravel close to the waterer to discourage: mud, erosion, horses loitering, horses trying to graze when there is a larger pasture they can go to, etc. Is the gravel a good idea?
Posted 2012-08-28 11:15 AM (#146657 - in reply to #57929) Subject: RE: Fence Building Questions
Location: lancaster, PA
Here's a site with some useful information on how to install an electric fence.
The FAQ's on this site will help
you make sure you have all the tools to install an electric fence.