Electric fences are a reliable way of securing your home. You can use them around the borders of your land like ordinary barbed wire fences, on top of perimeter wall fences or within the premises to partition livestock paddocks. With proper equipment and maintenance, you can have a structure that costs you less than many other types of fences. For instance, you will use fewer materials such as posts with a high tensile electric fence, unlike an ordinary barbed wire fence. If you want to set up an electric fence in your home, here are some of the things that you should keep in mind:
Permanent versus Temporary Alternative
When setting up an electric fence you can choose to have a permanent or temporary one. For permanent electric fences, you can go for wooden posts, concrete or metallic posts. Their end braces are also firmly fitted and difficult to remove compared to braces used on temporary fences. Permanent fences are ideal for borderlines that you won't need to change for a very long time. On the other hand, you need pigtail posts for temporary fences. They are sturdy and lightweight, making it easy to carry them when you want to move your fence. Temporary electric fences are ideal for areas such as livestock paddocks used for rotational grazing. Whenever you want to change the size of the paddock, it is easy to take down and install them in another place.
Solar Energy Alternative
Electric fences can also be powered using solar energy. This is a good alternative if you are in a remote location where there is no power grid nearby. It can also help you save energy during the hot season when there is a lot of sunlight, before conveniently resorting back to your normal electricity supply during the winter. Here, it is important to measure the size of the area covered by the fence to ensure that the solar panel you choose will provide the right amount of voltage.
Before setting up your fence, you should find out if you need a permit to do so. Some local authorities may require an inspection of your premises to ensure that the electric fence does not jeopardise people's safety or violate the building standards set in your area. Particularly, such inspection is carried to ensure that the fence complies with the building codes applicable to your specific premise. You need this permit so that your work is not rendered illegal and possibly costing you a fine.
For more information, contact a local electrician.Share
23 May 2016
Welcome to my blog. My name is Mia. A few years ago, my partner and I bought an old home. It needed to have all new wiring installed, and through that process of working closely with a fabulous electrician, I learned a lot. I learned everything, from which questions to ask, to how to do a bit of wiring on my own. If you are hiring an electrician, you need to explore my posts. I hope they help guide you in the right direction. Now, that our home is finally, for the first time, not in the midst of a repair or project, I decided to start this blog. In addition, I also like to fish and read.