I know that with my 2" electrical tape it can not touch the ground or it wont work. Weeds, limbs or grass can't touch it or it doesn't really shock. I read on here about people connecting a fence charger to their mesh fences. Is the same true there, that your fence can not touch the ground? The way I understand it is the fence carries the hot wire and the earth itself is the negative pole because has the grounding posts hammered in the ground. So it makes an open circuit. When you touch the fence and are standing on the earth at the same time, you complete the circuit and all the charge flows through you and down through your feet to the earth. Now if you wear really thick rubber shoes you can't feel it. Also if weeds are touching the fence, they distupt the zap between the wire and the earth and you don't feel anything if you touch it. So if the fence itself is touching the ground it seems to me that it won't work. It would have to be up off the ground and with no grass or weeds touching the fence either. What do others think. Has anyone electrified their chicken wire?