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Earth for a electric fencer.

  • 14-06-2021 10:03pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 946 ✭✭✭ Dupont


    Got a pel solar powered electric fencer and was wondering how many earth bars are people using and how deep.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,167 ✭✭✭ emaherx


    Dupont wrote: »
    Got a pel solar powered electric fencer and was wondering how many earth bars are people using and how deep.

    For how many acres and how many joules?


  • Registered Users Posts: 946 ✭✭✭ Dupont


    emaherx wrote: »
    For how many acres and how many joules?

    It says it will cover a maximum of 8 acres and .5 joules output. At the minute I’ll be using it for 50 metres of electrified chicken net wire and I hope to get some calves on the field and was thinking of 2 strands of poly wire for that


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,908 ✭✭✭✭ _Brian


    Dupont wrote: »
    It says it will cover a maximum of 8 acres and .5 joules output. At the minute I’ll be using it for 50 metres of electrified chicken net wire and I hope to get some calves on the field and was thinking of 2 strands of poly wire for that

    For your use you describe one Earth bar would be fine.

    If you were using the fence at its maximum the recommended is 3 i1 meter long earths 1 meter apart from each other.


  • Registered Users Posts: 946 ✭✭✭ Dupont


    _Brian wrote: »
    For your use you describe one Earth bar would be fine.

    If you were using the fence at its maximum the recommended is 3 i1 meter long earths 1 meter apart from each other.

    Will ordinary mild steel solid round bar do?


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,908 ✭✭✭✭ _Brian


    Galvanised would be best but you will get away with regular bar.

    Didn’t the fencer not come with an Earth ?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 946 ✭✭✭ Dupont


    _Brian wrote: »
    Galvanised would be best but you will get away with regular bar.

    Didn’t the fencer not come with an Earth ?

    No just the leads to connect it to one.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,073 ✭✭✭✭ wrangler


    Dupont wrote: »
    Will ordinary mild steel solid round bar do?

    The Rust that forms as a skin around the mild steel is a poor conductor of electricity so reducing the effectiveness of your earthing system creating a poor conducting barrier between the metal and the ground. Mild Steel rods should only be used as a temporary measure.


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