Hooking up Electric Fence: Tutor me!

Chick_a_dee

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Our sheep are coming on Saturday, and we have to get the electric up and running by tomorrow afternoon so it's ready to go for delivering on Saturday. We're using for the first week or so, poly step in posts, and having 4 lines of electric spaced evenly, I understand how to hook up my electric to the fencer which is solar, and my fencer to the ground wire/ground rod (since it's such a small area, i'm using only one ground rod), my only question is how do I connect all four lines together making them all electrified?
 
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patandchickens

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Go to www.premier1supplies.com -- they have excellent, detailed instructions for setting up electric fencing that will answer this question and many others you did not know you had. (edited to correct URL, sorry bout that!)

But yes, as Wyo chick says, you just use a short piece of wire to jump the four strands. I'd use that as the leadoff to the charger in fact, unless there is a compelling reason to do otherwise.

Have fun,

Pat
 
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Swamp Roo

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You will need "jumpers". If you are using tape, they make clamps that connect the sections (run a piece of tape between clamps). TSC sells them. For regular wire, use crimps to attach small sections or wire between levels. You can even use the plastic covered crimps from the hardware store. In an emergency, just twist or knot the wire/tape together. You'll have more resistance in the connection, but it will work. The other option is where the wire meets on a "rung" run the wire up(or down) to the next level, that way you only have one continuous piece of wire/tape. In other words you use the main wire to jump between levels. You are looking for something like this regardless of method:

-------------------- <wire
| <jumper
-------------------- <wire
| <jumper
-------------------- <wire
| <jumper
-------------------- <wire
| <jumper
powersupply

Swamp
 

Chick_a_dee

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Thanks guys, I totally get it now! ... I can't get out to Belleville this week so I'll just tie some of the same electric between the lines until I can get some crimps.
 

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