Thursday, May 2, 2019
The electric fence is now operational
The Captain went through a phase where he really like those tubes. After seeing it in enough installations, it is clear that it has some limitations. For one thing, the material flows when under pressure. It stops being an insulator after enough material flows away from point contacts.
Another shortcoming is that it doesn't stay where you put it.
The setup that looks most expeditious is to run a wire stay out from the Tee post and then a short, 120 lb, black, UV rated zip-tie donut. I have never seen the fence arc across a donut that was 1.5" in diameter.
It will be interesting to see what the service life of the zip-ties will be in this environment.