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Joining electric fence Wires / Tape or Braid
Sunday, 3 February 2013 - 6:55 PM

Joining electric fence Wires / Tape or Braid


Joining wires in electric fences and the resistance in the joint will effect the performance of the electric fence in terms of length of fence for the energiser , the voltage drop in the fence and the power of the pulse.

If you are using Braid/rope or tape with filaments of wire then the best knot or joint is the Double Fisherman's Knot particularly with the  wires bared and  twisted with a connector.



Of course as farmers we might have forgotten or not learnt Ohms Laws so here is away to visualise the effect of joins graphically . I have made the joints and measured the resistance and then calculated the equivalent diameter of steel wire for the joint. (If you are a “pointy head” or math geek the formula's are on the bottom of

Electric fence tape joining - reducing resistance
Sunday, 13 January 2013 - 8:16 AM


Electric fence tape joining reducing resistance


Here is a great tip when connecting too or joining electric fence tape / braid ;


Most tape / rope / braid are all manufactured from various polymers with wire filaments woven into the tape, to bare the wires so that joints are without resistance ( resistance the killer in blocking voltage and electric fences not being effective) Here is a simple TIP.

Do not burn off the polymer/ plastic it will leave a residue of chared polymer and sometimes a film of resin on the wires.

--- Tip --- See the steps below ;

With a cigarette lighter or match heat the tape approx 40-50mm from the end moving back and forwards accross the tape or rope until the plastic/ polymers melt and shrink away from the heated area , allow to cool so the plastic is

Equine Round Yards and Horse Fencing
Sunday, 13 January 2013 - 8:06 AM





Round Yards and Horse Fencing





Here is a number of examples of Fibopost applications for round yards and pens, the custom slots eliminate the need for additional insulators and speed up the erection of the fence.

See Image Gallery




From a lady with horses;


Hi Andrew

It went really well. I’ve been meaning to send pics of the 20m diameter yard built using Fiboposts and wide tape.

The yard shown was put up in approx. 1 hour by two of us with the help of a fab 25mm auger bit that fit in our cordless drill (bit available from Bunnings). This made putting in the posts for the roundyard  super-easy. I’ve also been using it when setting up strip-grazing. Much easier on the shoulders as I only need to use the post-driver for the last few cms of driving the posts into the

Fencing Wire Ties an Alternative method
Sunday, 13 January 2013 - 8:03 AM
Fencing Wire Ties an Alternative method

Don From Milaroo Fencing Shares a alternative method for using wire ties.
 

This certainly locks the wire tie Great for Fencing but the Fibopost method  is the best for the Fibo-Droppers



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Thanks for sharing your long time method Don
Horse Trail Riders temporary yards for overnight camps
Sunday, 13 January 2013 - 8:00 AM
 

Horse Trail Riders temporary yards for overnight camps

Fibopost Introduces a new solution:
The images below show a 6mm wide slot and 50mm tape for the purpose of demonstrating the application;

The installation is simple the tape is slid in the angled slot at a angle and rotated into the tape slot then tensioned , as will be the case you will probably only have hand tension or just enough to hold the tape taunt in place.

Some Good Practices:

Yards should be as large as possible as small yards cause excessive ground damage and increase the risk of fighting and injured horses. Allow at least 15 square metres for each horse.

Avoid including areas with saplings and shrubs which may be trampled.

Move fences to a new location or enlarge yard area if it begins to show signs of

New Burn Video Compares Fibopost with Alternatives
Sunday, 13 January 2013 - 7:59 AM


We have released a new video of the burning and fire rating comparison of different products to the Fibopost manufactured from recycled polyethylene terephthalate “PET” plastic bottles and other packaging products that does not burn.

Either go to Youtube

http://youtu.be/FML-I3BRc5E

or


The comparison is with other polymers that are very flammable , PVC that emits carcinogens cancer producing chemicals and should not be burnt in the open or where inhalation can occur like PVC fencing in a grass or bushfire! Timber burns but not as rapid as Polypropylene or other recycled thermoplastics. Of course Steel does not burn but the tar coating does and when this is removed the raw steel is exposed and the Steel will rust rapidly.

On another note the tar coating when diluted to a very thin film

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