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Backinwellies

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Electric fencing
« on: June 13, 2013, 11:55:34 am »
Like everything these days there is a vast array of types and versions of electric fencing.

What starting equipment would you recommend for a simple internal  cattle fence ( 1 0r 2 strand)   


Also what about a sheep fence


Recommendations for suppliers?
Linda

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Rosemary

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Re: Electric fencing
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2013, 12:02:58 pm »
Try http://www.electricfencing.co.uk/ The owner has loads of experience and is really helpful. He's doing a talk on electric fencing at the Festival - I should go. Mine never works  ::)

Mel Rice

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Re: Electric fencing
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2013, 12:06:24 pm »
I use a 'net fence' type with a charge delivery box, run by a 9 volt battery.
Pros; easy to set up and use.
cons; straight lines are ok but you have to use the whole fence, not adjustable. moving it ALWAYS seems to get in a muddle (not hard to sort but a bind)

Julestools

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Re: Electric fencing
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2013, 12:07:37 am »
We always used a single wire for cattle and netting for sheep and pigs (and to keep rabits out) with a fencer conected to a 12 volt car battery (from the scrap yard as they kept getting stolen) Always test the fence to check that it's working with a long piece of grass... or if you're brave just grab it. Any grass touching the fence can short it out and reduce its effectiveness

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Re: Electric fencing
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2013, 10:02:13 am »
There are proper fence test kit and not too pricey better than getting zapped :roflanim:

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Re: Electric fencing
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2013, 05:45:40 pm »
Linda

Don't wrestle with pigs, they will love it and you will just get all muddy.

Let go of who you are and become who you are meant to be.

http://nantygroes.blogspot.co.uk/
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Re: Electric fencing
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2013, 06:46:08 pm »
Hi,

Took a look at the site quoted above, and yes they look good, BUT dont be fooled by the "Direct" name, as they are selling Hotline Fencing as we do.

Also pays to compare prices for "Like for Like" items eg Energisers - some sell at RRP, some sell at  above RRP and others (ourselves included) sell below RRP.

Thanks
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Backinwellies

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Re: Electric fencing
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2013, 08:38:03 pm »
Wasn't price I was so impressed with it was helpfull information, and support.   .......... and NO pushy sales!
Linda

Don't wrestle with pigs, they will love it and you will just get all muddy.

Let go of who you are and become who you are meant to be.

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lachlanandmarcus

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Re: Electric fencing
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2013, 08:47:56 pm »
I use Rappa as they deliver quickly  have good energisers and don't charge any surcharge for my postcode :-)))

 

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