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post #31 of 34 Old 01-16-2013, 06:48 PM
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But, jaydee, I have read on the install instructions for tape that it is supposed to be a bit loose. It is not supposed to be tight. I think that tightening it up would be damaging to the tiny strands of wire.

Mine fences never "blow away," but they do definitely move in the wind. The movement is a nice "flag" for the horses to see as well.
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post #32 of 34 Old 01-16-2013, 07:07 PM
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If you give the tape a couple of loose twists in between each post the wind can't catch it and it will help it last longer.

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post #33 of 34 Old 01-17-2013, 03:41 AM
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Originally Posted by jaydee View Post
We use wooden posts in corners and at intervals where we are having to use electric tape as a more permanent thing - you can tighten it up much better so looks tidier and doesnt all blow away in a gale force wind!!!
By doing that the fine metal filaments tend to break as the strength of the tape is dictated by the woven plastic strands. whether you twist the tape or not it will swing in the wind and does nothing to prevent the suns UV rays attacking the plastic.
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post #34 of 34 Old 01-17-2013, 04:18 AM
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I didn't read everything, I just skimmed. It's my experience that the solar fencing doesn't work as well as the hard wired fencing. I know they sell based on distance, I believe my fencing was always within the guidelines. However one zap and the next zap is lesser, there just isn't the amount of charge stored in the box or something.

This wasn't my best subject at school, so I can't be scientific about it, maybe someone else can help me out.
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