Electric fences

Electric fences

Posted by hank reppy on Dec 21, 2011 3:24 pm

Does anyone know a method of crossing an electric fence?
Can it be grounded?
Can you hold it with a rubber glove while you cross it?
Thanks

Re: Electric fences

Posted by Jeff Moog on Dec 21, 2011 5:07 pm

Yes, a rubber glove will help.  Most electric fences do not have a very high charge and they are most likely intermittent.  I have held the wire and waited for the charge, most of the time it is a small jolt and not life threatening.  I used to grab the wire and touch someone else, they usually jumped more than I did.

Re: Electric fences

Posted by ron berry on Dec 23, 2011 11:54 am

Not all electric fences are the same...I surveyed a goat farm a while back and got the p*ss knocked out of me when I grabbed the plastic handle where the fences connect...ain't supposed to do that.....I've touched a couple with the bipod setting on a point and guess what....zap a roonie....be careful...