Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
There is nothing about the duct tape that should cause a fire but the tape will not last long exposed to the sun and the elements. The covering will begin to separate and leave the cloth and glue exposed.
A better choice to protect splices (if that is what you are doing) is to use regular electrical tape. It will hold up much better. You can also put it over the duct tape rather then remove it if you prefer.
The only thing to be concerned with is grounding. If you are jumping and touch the fence you won't get shocked. It's only when your feet are on the ground that you can be shocked. Same with any tape - as long as it isn't touching the fence post, the tall grass, or the ground, there is no danger of a problem.
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