Originally Posted by Conmaicne Mara
Full of questions lately
I have no electric on site but wish to put in an electric fence in the future. Does anyone here have an "unmetered connection" for powering an electric fence?
Boundary is 1,250 meters, and I will start with three wires but may wish to move up to five if three is insufficient. I figure a mains energiser is the best option here?
Did it cost you much to get all the paper work and installation done? How does the physical connection happen, do you need a building or will they do an outdoor connection near a pole, never seen it done so sorry if that's a sily question.
we have 1 on the out farm since 1997, we pay about €30 per year (€7.50 every 2 months)
can't remember initial cost but total would less than €1k including fencer .
let's say I knew a guy in esb which may have helped
ours is mounted on a block wall and every thing is housed in a large box, had to get a cert from an electrician and get a plug and breaker switch , they are also very strict about the earthling system both for the fencer and the supply itself
PS just re read ur op re 5 strands ... if u are fecnig for sheep I would seriously consider using sheep wire and 1 or 2 strands of barbed wire on top
5 strands will be an utter pain for boundary
would you qualify for the grant?
think about it, do it once and do it for life ,