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  1. #1
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    Default An Electric Fencing Question.

    Hello peeps!

    I tried too look. ok, not too hard, but I need to know about bras and the ground rods.
    I know grass or weeds cannot touch the elec. tape, but what about the actual ground 'rods' & the wire that connects to each of them & from sun charger? Sun charger is on a deeply-driven Tpost that serves as the 1st of 3 ground rods.Ground wire wraps downward from that crosses 3 feet, (maybe 3 inches from ground?)connects to 2nd ground rod, then 3 feet strait to 3rd ground rod. I don't see how it could ever be grassfree, because it's so close to ground.

    Maybe just grab a tape & check? lol <oh, gd that hurt! hahaha!>



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    Bras?
    Grass grows around my ground rods and it's a-okay.
    Hold a piece of long grass to the tape, shorten it if you need too. You should feel a good tingle. Course you could use a fence tester too, but where's the adventure in that?
    Seriousy, you had me thinking about under-wire bras and electric fencing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by leaf View Post
    Bras?
    Grass grows around my ground rods and it's a-okay.
    Hold a piece of long grass to the tape, shorten it if you need too. You should feel a good tingle. Course you could use a fence tester too, but where's the adventure in that?
    Seriousy, you had me thinking about under-wire bras and electric fencing.
    I dying (dieing??) here!! I 'think' that was supposed to be 'grass.'
    Who knows, now <laffing,choking,blowing nasties>



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    Quote Originally Posted by Fairview Horse Center View Post
    <snip>Much better than an actual tester, and always available!
    Yes. DH is my usual tester ('grab that. did ya get a zort? good! it works!!')he's in bed rite now.



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    Another thing you can do to check is drive around the area with the radio on an AM station. A steady tick coming through the radio indicates current, and when the ticking stops or gets weak, you have something shorted or broken.
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    I think grass growing around the grounding wire is fine because it's supposed to be grounded.

    Instead of electrocuting your hubby, you can always get a cheap fence tester. Zareba makes one that tells you the output in volts for $16 at TSC. IMO, one of the best purchases I've made, but I have a huge fear of electricity.


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    The grass blade is really the best way, because you can feel what it is doing, and when you begin, there will be no sensation at all, holding it about 12" away. As you slide closer, you can feel the pulse getting stronger, and stop when you can see that it may get uncomfortable another inch or so closer. If you are almost touchjing the wire, and still just a slight pulse, you have a problem. and the grass blade is free, and no walking back to get a device, thjat can not be working just when you finally need to use it.


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