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Smallholding => Equipment => Topic started by: Steph Hen on September 22, 2014, 10:38:51 am

Title: Electric fencing approximate running costs.
Post by: Steph Hen on September 22, 2014, 10:38:51 am
I'm looking to fence about half an acre from Mr fox. Current plan is mix of rabbit netting and electric fence wires. I've been looking online to find out roughly how much it costs to run a couple of strands about 100m and the only I've found are something like 0.005p per day, so negligible.  Seems a bit too good to be true. Would an average bit of electric fence 100m long really only cost a few pounds a year to run? - I don't mind if it's a fiver or 20 but don't want to find out its 95 after six months!
Title: Re: Electric fencing approximate running costs.
Post by: Womble on September 22, 2014, 12:49:55 pm
 
If you're running it off the mains Steph Hen, the cost will indeed be pennies - certainly nothing compared with the cost of buying the energiser and tape in the first place!
Title: Re: Electric fencing approximate running costs.
Post by: Steph Hen on September 22, 2014, 12:59:15 pm
Hurrah! Thanks very much!
We've already got tape and stakes from when we had ponies.
I'm due a couple of birthday presents so might ask for wooden posts and energiser  :)
Title: Re: Electric fencing approximate running costs.
Post by: chrismahon on September 23, 2014, 09:14:51 am
Essentially most of the running costs will be the maintenance Steph Hen. Things break and have to be replaced. Mains setup is far cheaper to run because you are not replacing batteries.