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    06-11-2013, 12:52 PM
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Yearling
powerfields polywire?

Hi I was wondering if any of you use powerfields polywire? Does it hold up well? Thanks.
     
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    06-11-2013, 06:30 PM
  #2
Showing
Haven't used that one, but I use a similar polywire; Fi-Shock. Has worked very well so far. You do need a decent charger, though. Mine at the moment is a 10 mile.
     
    06-11-2013, 08:41 PM
  #3
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
Haven't used that one, but I use a similar polywire; Fi-Shock. Has worked very well so far. You do need a decent charger, though. Mine at the moment is a 10 mile.
where do you get your polywire? Would you use fi-shock polytape too?
     
    06-11-2013, 08:52 PM
  #4
Yearling
I heard some where that polywire doesnt hold up well in cold weather. Is that true?
     
    06-12-2013, 11:59 AM
  #5
Showing
Tractor Supply carries it in my area, but most of the farm supply stores should have it.

I don't know about Canadian winters since I'm in the southern US, but it seems to work fine on our coldest days. Which granted, aren't anywhere near as cold as yours. The coldest we get is high 20s Fahrenheit, but generally not any lower than 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
     
    06-12-2013, 12:06 PM
  #6
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
Tractor Supply carries it in my area, but most of the farm supply stores should have it.

I don't know about Canadian winters since I'm in the southern US, but it seems to work fine on our coldest days. Which granted, aren't anywhere near as cold as yours. The coldest we get is high 20s Fahrenheit, but generally not any lower than 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
would rope hold up better then? Do you use your polywire as your pasture perimiter?
Our TSC has it but it's $37/656 ft. I don't think I want to spend so much there if I can get it cheaper somewhere else. I guess I'll try the tractor supply in the states...
     
    06-12-2013, 12:13 PM
  #7
Showing
I do use it as my perimeter fencing. As long as you have a good, strong charger and sturdy fence posts it should be fine.

I'd think a heavier electrified rope would work better than the thinner polywire for you.
     
    06-12-2013, 12:16 PM
  #8
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
I do use it as my perimeter fencing. As long as you have a good, strong charger and sturdy fence posts it should be fine.

I'd think a heavier electrified rope would work better than the thinner polywire for you.
you mean in cold weather?
     
    06-12-2013, 12:20 PM
  #9
Showing
Yes, for cold weather. You don't want the thinner stuff snapping when the temps drop down below freezing and stay there for months.

None of it is cheap, although electric fencing is much more economical than board fencing. Easier to maintain, too.
     
    06-12-2013, 12:23 PM
  #10
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
Yes, for cold weather. You don't want the thinner stuff snapping when the temps drop down below freezing and stay there for months.

None of it is cheap, although electric fencing is much more economical than board fencing. Easier to maintain, too.
what about jumbo polywire? What is the recomended post spacing for rope/polywire?
     

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