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post #11 of 18 Old 03-13-2010, 11:38 PM
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haha just touch it. It's not going to kill you ;)
And if it happens to shock your dog or goat, it's not going to hurt them either. It'll just give them a bit of a zap and they won't go near it again ;) No biggie at all. Don't stress, electric fences aren't deadly.. unless of course you want to go Jurassic Park style :P
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post #12 of 18 Old 03-13-2010, 11:41 PM
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If the juice is going to the lower wire, there should be a piece of wire going between the two. If there is no connection between them than the lower wire is not hot.
Or...Tell your brother to hold your hand when you touch the fence. Let him know that if your holding hands the electricity won't hurt you. Then you touch the fence.

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Hahaha I was going to post the same thing as Vidaloco. "Or...Tell your brother to hold your hand when you touch the fence. Let him know that if your holding hands the electricity won't hurt you. Then you touch the fence. "
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post #14 of 18 Old 03-14-2010, 06:13 PM
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One way that I always tested was I would take a hammer with a rubber handle, put one side of the hammer against the wire and bring it close to the post. There should be a spark that shoots from the hammer to the post and then you will know if it is hot. Like Jugornot said, the farther the hammer is from the post when it shoots a spark, the hotter it is. Sometimes if the fence isn't very hot and it is bright sunlight, you can't see the spark but you can still hear it. It is usually a small popping sound.
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post #15 of 18 Old 03-15-2010, 01:41 AM
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I always just touch it, ha ha. :]

I give myself very good advice, But I very seldom follow it
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post #16 of 18 Old 03-16-2010, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Gillian View Post
I always just touch it, ha ha. :]

me too!
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post #17 of 18 Old 03-16-2010, 07:08 PM
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Lick it :P

haha no don't. don't lick it haha
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post #18 of 18 Old 03-16-2010, 07:44 PM
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GREEN grass. Hay won't work as it is dry, and the electricity needs moisture to conduct.

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