Electric fence question.

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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 (kent@premier1.net), 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 (kate@sheepyvalley.com), May 11, 2001.

Wouldn't the uninsulated fence wire touching the ground complete the circut and/or shorting out the system?

-- Willy Allen (willyallen2@yahoo.com), May 12, 2001.

We used insulated wire underground to our fencing for our horses and it works great.

-- Epona (crystalepona2000@yahoo.com), May 12, 2001.

There is special insulated wire designed for under ground use available at most farm stores.

-- Gary Benner (benner46@hotmail.com), May 24, 2001.

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