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I have a hot wire setup around my pond and chicken coop. I'd like to take that wire about 150 ft across a driveway and lawn to another fenced area, is there a easy way to do this?......Is it possible to run a insulated wire underground? I have a large branchless doug fir tree that I can run a hot wire up about 20 ft. and go from there to my new fencing, but I'd rather not have the overhead wire if I can help it. Any thoughts?
-- Kent in WA (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 11, 2001
We have run an insulated wire that distance alright underground. Where it passed under the driveway, we ran it through a piece of pipe . Haven't had any problems and its been there 5 years now.
-- Kate henderson (email@example.com), May 11, 2001.
Wouldn't the uninsulated fence wire touching the ground complete the circut and/or shorting out the system?
-- Willy Allen (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 12, 2001.
We used insulated wire underground to our fencing for our horses and it works great.
-- Epona (email@example.com), May 12, 2001.
There is special insulated wire designed for under ground use available at most farm stores.
-- Gary Benner (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 24, 2001.