Installing Hog Wire Fence

Nov 15th

Hog wire fence – You may have already decided that an electric hog fence is the perfect solution for your pet problems. However, there are a few things you need to do before you actually buy electric fence kit. First, you must take your hog to a veterinarian to make sure it can withstand an electrical fence. This can cause unnecessary stress for some smaller hogs and those with some hygiene requirements. Your next task is to learn how to put the electrical fence in place to ensure it works properly for you and your pooch.

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Walk the entire perimeter of your property and figure out exactly where you want the hog wire fence located. When you go, place small red flags by a few meters so you know where to dig. Place a wide, straight edges shovel in the ground where you plan to dig down the barbed wire. Slide it about 2:59 inches in the ground. This will create a slot just wide enough for the thread. If you drive the fence along a driveway or other cement path, you must use a saw to make this line.

Connect any thread you will need to do around the entire property. Bury the thread. Simply slide the thread into the slots you made. The thread should be 2:59 inches in the ground.  Be sure no thread is visible when done. Install the transmitter for your hog wire fence inside your garage or building. It must be in a well-protected dry area near an electrical outlet. Most transmitters come with a pair of screws that you can use to mount it on the wall.

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Run the excess wire in the shed or garage so you can connect it directly to the transmitter. This is what will give the fence its power. You can connect the two cables to the base of the transmitter. Connect the transmitter to an electrical outlet and test the fence. Move over the underground thread you buried to test shock. You should feel it, but there should be some pain sensation. If there is, you know the setting is too high for your hog.