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#16 toppop52 ONLINE  

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Posted May 09, 2017 - 10:07 AM

My wife has a birthday coming up and wants an electric fence to keep deer out of her garden.  All I know about electric fence is you don't want to grab it.  The garden is 17'x17' with my shed wall forming one side, so 51' of fencing.  There will be 2' of poultry wire to keep rabbits out.

 

So I have some questions from those of you in the know:

 

1)  Is she nuts?

 

2)  How many Joules do I need?

 

3)  It appears that the fence wire itself is completely insulated from ground with one lead from the charger clamped onto the wire and the other lead attached to a ground rod.  Do I have that right?

 

Thanks!

You don't want to pee on it either!

Don't ask!


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Posted May 09, 2017 - 04:26 PM

She says I'm not allowed to shoot "her deer".

Tell her the dead deer laying there wasn't one of "hers".  That one was a transient just passing through.   :wave:


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Posted May 09, 2017 - 05:21 PM

When my brother was a little kid he grabbed an electric fence with both hands. He got a cut across the palm of both of them.


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Posted May 10, 2017 - 06:49 PM

If your wife wants to keep HER deer out of HER garden, buy her a lounge chair and a shot gun. Can't have the cake and eat it too!


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Posted May 10, 2017 - 11:49 PM

buy her a lounge chair and a shot gun.

 

Make that a paint ball gun and put a little color in her life. 

Discourages the deer also.  :thumbs:



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Posted May 11, 2017 - 05:20 AM

Make that a paint ball gun and put a little color in her life.
Discourages the deer also. :thumbs:

That sounds like something my son would love to do.

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Posted May 11, 2017 - 06:17 AM

So the decision(s) have been made.  Off to Tractor Supply this weekend to make her dreams come true.

 

FWIW, talked to one of the manufacturers.  They recommend 3,000 Volts or more to deter deer.  Seems like you need to get into a 5 mile or more charger to get that.


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Posted May 11, 2017 - 07:16 AM

So the decision(s) have been made.  Off to Tractor Supply this weekend to make her dreams come true.

 

FWIW, talked to one of the manufacturers.  They recommend 3,000 Volts or more to deter deer.  Seems like you need to get into a 5 mile or more charger to get that.

 

I don't how many volts mine is, but sure makes the dog yelp :thumbs:  :D


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Posted May 11, 2017 - 07:34 AM

I've been following this thread with interest , we never had a deer problem until last year when the neighbor decided to put apples out for the deer , after the apples they came down and cleaned most of my beans each night and they must like the sweet potato vines because I didn't get a single sweet potato   form the 70 plants I planted :mad2:


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Posted May 11, 2017 - 08:10 AM

I've been following this thread with interest , we never had a deer problem until last year when the neighbor decided to put apples out for the deer , after the apples they came down and cleaned most of my beans each night and they must like the sweet potato vines because I didn't get a single sweet potato   form the 70 plants I planted :mad2:

We're in the suburbs and it's always been deer haven.  There are deep ravines with creeks that give them lots of places to hide.  They don't even take our dog very seriously.

 

They seem to eat everything except weeds.


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Posted May 11, 2017 - 08:35 AM

 they must like the sweet potato vines because I didn't get a single sweet potato   form the 70 plants I planted :mad2:

 

The rabbits took care of my beans and sweet potatoes. The ground hogs wiped out my corn about 2 weeks before harvest :wallbanging:

last year was a total garden fail for me.


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Posted May 11, 2017 - 09:15 AM

I read somewhere that if you put up a fence of 6' vertical poles and put in an occasional 8' pole, the deer will look up at the 8' pole and give it up.


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Posted May 11, 2017 - 11:00 AM

I read somewhere that if you put up a fence of 6' vertical poles and put in an occasional 8' pole, the deer will look up at the 8' pole and give it up.

 

There was a large park with tons of deer by my college that had 8' fence all around, I watched more than 1 deer clear it.


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Posted May 11, 2017 - 04:45 PM

There was a large park with tons of deer by my college that had 8' fence all around, I watched more than 1 deer clear it.

Well, ummmh . . . that deer didn't read the article.


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Posted May 11, 2017 - 05:20 PM

There was a large park with tons of deer by my college that had 8' fence all around, I watched more than 1 deer clear it.

 

You know, that just can't be possible. Do you know the difference between a Deer and a Kangaroo?   :D






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