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JeffK-MN

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Does anyone have a good way to put electric fence insulators on barbed wire?
The deer are shorting the fence out every night. I have 2" insulators on the posts but the deer still push it and it hooks on the barbed wire. I've wired some t-post insulators on the barbed wire it has helped but some times it turns over and shorts out anyway.
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Well I've never had to deal with this but just sitting here thinking about it I'd say you need to attach your insulators to 2x2 wood sections that reach 2 strands of barb wire so it won't twist so easily.

Or attach 2 inch pvc pipe sections in the same manner as above minus the insulators
 

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JeffK-MN":3o8hy6p0 said:
Does anyone have a good way to put electric fence insulators on barbed wire?
The deer are shorting the fence out every night. I have 2" insulators on the posts but the deer still push it and it hooks on the barbed wire. I've wired some t-post insulators on the barbed wire it has helped but some times it turns over and shorts out anyway.
Thanks Jeff
They make a wire offset that holds the hot wire about 10" out from the barb wire. In 3 years I have never had it short out.
 

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Texas PaPaw":6xo77m41 said:
Have been using these offsets for 10+ years with no problems. IMO-for hot wire running parallel to barbed wire this is the best setup.

Do you use these exclusively or do you still put standoff insulators on the t posts in between?
 

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bhooper":2gxsv8ol said:
Texas PaPaw":2gxsv8ol said:
Have been using these offsets for 10+ years with no problems. IMO-for hot wire running parallel to barbed wire this is the best setup.

Do you use these exclusively or do you still put standoff insulators on the t posts in between?

Just use the offsets. Put one every 40 ft for 12.5 ga HT wire.
 

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Texas PaPaw":31j5njjx said:
bhooper":31j5njjx said:
Texas PaPaw":31j5njjx said:
Have been using these offsets for 10+ years with no problems. IMO-for hot wire running parallel to barbed wire this is the best setup.

Do you use these exclusively or do you still put standoff insulators on the t posts in between?

Just use the offsets. Put one every 40 ft for 12.5 ga HT wire.
Same here, the t-posts will be no more as I build more new fence.
 
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Thanks I have been looking for that kind of insulators for some time.
Jeff
 

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my neighbor used 1/2'' pvc pipe cut about 16'' long. drill 2 holes near the end to nail to the wood post and 1 hole drilled on the other end and thread the high tensile wire through. basically a cheap homemade insulator theyve been there 20+ years
 

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