Can you splice electric fence wire?
Splices are usually needed as you come to the end of one spool of electric poly wire, but you still need to extend the fence. They allow you to link the polywire from one spool to the next.
What kind of wire is used for electric fence?
Most electric fences use 14 or 17 gauge wire depending on how long the fence is and what animal is being contained or repelled. Keep in mind that the lower the gauge of wire, the thicker the wire will be.
How much is electric fence wire in Kenya?
In Kenya, Electric Fences charges at a rate that depends on the lenght of the fence and how far from Nairobi the site is. On average we charge from Kshs 700- Kshs 900 per linear meters for top wall electric fences.
How do you connect two ends of an electric fence?
Tie and join your polywire, braid or tape Take both ends of the break in your electric fence wire or tape and tie them together as securely as you can, leaving just over an inch or about 4 centimetres of excess wire or tape on both sides.
Is galvanized wire good for electric fence?
High-tensile wire is available in two options: galvanized steel and aluminum. Both are strong, hard-wearing, and low maintenance, and are a good choice for constructing perimeter fences to contain slow animals. Galvanized steel offers an economic solution that will effectively carry an electric charge long distances.
How many volts do you need for an electric fence?
That said, most sources recommend a minimum of 4,000 volts for hard-to-control species, and a minimum of 2,000 volts for more docile animals. Anything greater than 8,000 volts is considered more than necessary (some sources say 6,000), and more likely to cause injury.
How much fencing do I need for one acre?
If we assume that your property is equal on 4 sides, then it is as simple as taking the square root of 43,560 square feet. This gives you 209 feet on each side, which would require 835 linear feet of fence to enclose the entire acre property (209 feet times four sides is equal to 835 linear feet).
How much does it cost to build a perimeter wall in Kenya?
According to First Village Construction company, one would need between Shs 4m and 4.3m in labor costs from start to accomplishment of the job. The biggest cost would be on concrete blocks, as one would part with at least Shs10m to raise the required number.