Multi-Strand Fences without Reels
Conductors (twine, tape, rope and/or MaxiShock™) are hand-tensioned. End and corner posts are steel T or wood. Line posts are FiberRod™ or steel T posts.
Up to 7 strands are used in response to predator and livestock pressure. We prefer 4 strands of IntelliTwine™ and 1 IntelliRope® PE 4.5 for perimeter fences--and 2 IntelliTwine with 1 IntelliRope PE 4.5 for internal fences.
For dry or snow-covered sites, alternating the hot/ground connections is advised.
To keep grass from reducing the shock, use herbicide, graze both sides hard or install a powerful energizer (or do all of these).
Regular maintenance (every 2 months) is required to adjust tension of conductors and reset any loose line posts. Tree limbs that fall on the fence must be removed immediately.
Words of warning…
- Avoid poor conductors. Available pulse energy at far end is too low.
- Avoid small energizers. Why? Because they are less able to cope with variations in soil (from wet to dry). Also the bigger energizers produce more memorable pulses.
Cost: as low as 26¢ per ftBut don't make this already low-cost fence fail by relying upon conductors with high resistances (in ohms) or low-impedance energizers. Why not? Because they are not able to cope with the large variations in soil resistances (from wet to dry) in the US.
To installTools: Hammer or sledge to drive steel or wood posts, voltmeter. Time: About the time it takes to walk any distance twice per strand. Skill: Minimal. See additional installation instructions under Diagram & Accessories above.
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We offer many fences to fit your situation, including different heights and lengths, multiple colors, drivable posts and positive/negative options for dry soils. Questions? Call our fence consultants at