Electric Fencing - Earth Rules

fenceearthThe power fence earth rule
  • An earth peg acts like an aerial and collects electrons from the ground.
  • This completes the circuit when an animal touches the fence - so it gets a shock.
  • If you have a big energiser, then you need a big earth system.
  • Forty percent of earth systems have defects.
  • If the earth is poor, the power will earth on something else and cause problems.
The earth rule is to count 1 2 3 3
  • Have one continuous wire from power source to earth pegs.
  • Use ground pegs 2 metres long. Knock them all the way into the ground.
  • Have 3 ground pegs.
  • Knock the pegs in 3 metres apart, preferably in a damp area.
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