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  1. #21
    Join Date
    Sep. 24, 2004
    Piedmont Triad, North Carolina


    Quote Originally Posted by Robin@DHH View Post
    I find rope is preferable over electric tape if you have open land and a fair amount of wind. The wind beats tape to
    death but just blows around the rope..
    A trick to tape learned from strapping flatbed loads. Twist the tape a couple of times between posts. The wind doesn't flap the tape and beat it apart.

    (the aerodynamics is twisted form alleviating the effects of vortex-shedding)

  2. #22
    Join Date
    May. 12, 2000
    NE TN, USA


    We've had good results with Parmak, both solar and line powered. Go with line power if you possibly can.

    Even if you're buying another brand, download and print out this manual:

    It has one of the best set of grounding instructions for soil with poor conductivity. Details start around page 4.
    The inherent vice of Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
    Winston Churchill

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Jan. 3, 2008


    About the electricity source -
    If you just have an electric company pole that holds wires there, you need to have a service installed. Must be done by an electrician, inspected, approved - not cheap.

    If you already have service, and electrician can install an exterior receptacle for your charger. You still need a protected place in which to install it.

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