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post #1 of 4 Old 07-13-2011, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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Hot Wire setup, what else will i need?

Got my stable yard pretty much done, have to put up a few more 1x4's and will be all set. I will soon be getting the materials for the pasture yard and wanted to know what else I will need to make sure I get.

I know I need the following:

About 110 5 ft T post (spaced 10 ft apart)

T post caps

Proper box charger

1/2 mile of fence wire ( Two strands)

Insulators

Gate handles

What length of rods will I need and how many? How far apart will they need to be, how far in the ground? Does directions even come with the equipment? I have a general idea of how it goes and between me and my dad we should be fine. I'm just trying to get all the tidbits I can get to be more helpful to me. Also tools needed?
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post #2 of 4 Old 07-14-2011, 08:33 AM
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The grounding rods need to be solid copper and at least 8 feet long driven into the ground to the last couple of inches. At least 2 rods should be driven into the ground. We only put in 1 grounding rod, but I wish we had put in one more, but never got around to putting in 1 more. Your fence charger will give you more specifics on what you need.
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The grounding rods need to be solid copper and at least 8 feet long driven into the ground to the last couple of inches. At least 2 rods should be driven into the ground. We only put in 1 grounding rod, but I wish we had put in one more, but never got around to putting in 1 more. Your fence charger will give you more specifics on what you need.
will def need a ladder to put the rod in the ground lol
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The grounding rods need to be solid copper and at least 8 feet long driven into the ground to the last couple of inches. At least 2 rods should be driven into the ground. We only put in 1 grounding rod, but I wish we had put in one more, but never got around to putting in 1 more. Your fence charger will give you more specifics on what you need.
is it a definite must to use copper? I thought I have seen galvanized or regular metal rods used alot
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