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Electric wire fence ? Is it a fire hazard if it touches the standard deer netting when the wind blows?

 
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Electric wire fence ? Is it a fire hazard if it touches the standard deer netting when the wind blows?
I ran the hot wire about 3 inches outside the non electric plastic deer netting that was not keeping the deer out. Now I am a bit worried if that could be a fire hazard when the wind blows hard or the birds and raccoons pushing it against the wire if they touch.

I tried searching the net for answers but could not find anything specific about plastic deer netting touching an electric fence wire.

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Re: Electric wire fence ? Is it a fire hazard if it touches the standard deer netting when the wind blows?
Those electric fences never last from my experience.

Plastic isn't conductive, so I wonder how you imagine it shorting out to start a fire?
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Re: Electric wire fence ? Is it a fire hazard if it touches the standard deer netting when the wind blows?
Those electric fences never last from my experience.

Plastic isn't conductive, so I wonder how you imagine it shorting out to start a fire?
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This is metal electric fence wire with a high charge. That is what I thought, the plastic nylon fence should not conduct if they do touch. I just wanted to make sure.

The deer are relentless this year with a hot drought. Usually the deer netting keeps them out. I even doubled it up and they still chewed, ripped and pushed their way through. I have alarms that go off, bright motion lights, electronic repel devices, nothing is stopping them this year. I have to try to save the last little bit of garden I have.

I have an alarm that goes off when they get through and I end up getting up every hour all night long to chase them out and rebuilding the fence every day.

I had to run off two big bucks this morning. Tempting.......
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Re: Electric wire fence ? Is it a fire hazard if it touches the standard deer netting when the wind blows?
New elec fence systems are high voltage pulse types. You could cover them with dry grass and it would never ignite. Does your energizer click? Then it is a pulse system.
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Re: Electric wire fence ? Is it a fire hazard if it touches the standard deer netting when the wind blows?
Just to clarify. I am talking about two fences, one is the plastic standard non electric deer netting. Today I ran the hot electrified wire a few inches on the outside of the old plastic fence for extra protection.

NO Fire hazard if they touch?
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Re: Electric wire fence ? Is it a fire hazard if it touches the standard deer netting when the wind blows?
Those electric fences never last from my experience.

Plastic isn't conductive, so I wonder how you imagine it shorting out to start a fire?
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This is metal electric fence wire with a high charge. That is what I thought, the plastic nylon fence should not conduct if they do touch. I just wanted to make sure.

The deer are relentless this year with a hot drought. Usually the deer netting keeps them out. I even doubled it up and they still chewed, ripped and pushed their way through. I have alarms that go off, bright motion lights, electronic repel devices, nothing is stopping them this year. I have to try to save the last little bit of garden I have.

I have an alarm that goes off when they get through and I end up getting up every hour all night long to chase them out and rebuilding the fence every day.

I had to run off two big bucks this morning. Tempting.......
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Blast one. Teach them a lesson.
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Re: Electric wire fence ? Is it a fire hazard if it touches the standard deer netting when the wind blows?
If the conditions are just right. Anything touching the hot wire can cause a fire.

Dry and high humidity can do it. Or very very very dry.
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Re: Electric wire fence ? Is it a fire hazard if it touches the standard deer netting when the wind blows?
New elec fence systems are high voltage pulse types. You could cover them with dry grass and it would never ignite. Does your energizer click? Then it is a pulse system.
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Not click, it pulses a hum sound, it is old, I just dug it out of storage.
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Re: Electric wire fence ? Is it a fire hazard if it touches the standard deer netting when the wind blows?
Those electric fences never last from my experience.

Plastic isn't conductive, so I wonder how you imagine it shorting out to start a fire?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77863298


This is metal electric fence wire with a high charge. That is what I thought, the plastic nylon fence should not conduct if they do touch. I just wanted to make sure.

The deer are relentless this year with a hot drought. Usually the deer netting keeps them out. I even doubled it up and they still chewed, ripped and pushed their way through. I have alarms that go off, bright motion lights, electronic repel devices, nothing is stopping them this year. I have to try to save the last little bit of garden I have.

I have an alarm that goes off when they get through and I end up getting up every hour all night long to chase them out and rebuilding the fence every day.

I had to run off two big bucks this morning. Tempting.......
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Blast one. Teach them a lesson.
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The game warden lives close by.
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Re: Electric wire fence ? Is it a fire hazard if it touches the standard deer netting when the wind blows?
Spread a bunch of real naphthalene mothballs around the area.
They don't like that stuff. Away from the roots of your plants.

Also a good one called 'deer out' that works pretty good. Peppermint and other things they avoid.

But if the deer are hungry enough. Nothing will stop them but a bullet.
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Re: Electric wire fence ? Is it a fire hazard if it touches the standard deer netting when the wind blows?
Those electric fences never last from my experience.

Plastic isn't conductive, so I wonder how you imagine it shorting out to start a fire?
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This is metal electric fence wire with a high charge. That is what I thought, the plastic nylon fence should not conduct if they do touch. I just wanted to make sure.

The deer are relentless this year with a hot drought. Usually the deer netting keeps them out. I even doubled it up and they still chewed, ripped and pushed their way through. I have alarms that go off, bright motion lights, electronic repel devices, nothing is stopping them this year. I have to try to save the last little bit of garden I have.

I have an alarm that goes off when they get through and I end up getting up every hour all night long to chase them out and rebuilding the fence every day.

I had to run off two big bucks this morning. Tempting.......
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79304082


Blast one. Teach them a lesson.
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The game warden lives close by.
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use a bow
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Re: Electric wire fence ? Is it a fire hazard if it touches the standard deer netting when the wind blows?
If the conditions are just right. Anything touching the hot wire can cause a fire.

Dry and high humidity can do it. Or very very very dry.
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It is very dry and hot. I made sure there is no grass or weeds.
Is there anyway the plastic fence touching the hot wire could cause a burn? I also used plastic PVC pipe to insulate the wire from the poles. I did not have ceramic, I used what I had with the assumption plastic will not conduct, heat or be any fire risk.
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This is metal electric fence wire with a high charge. That is what I thought, the plastic nylon fence should not conduct if they do touch. I just wanted to make sure.

The deer are relentless this year with a hot drought. Usually the deer netting keeps them out. I even doubled it up and they still chewed, ripped and pushed their way through. I have alarms that go off, bright motion lights, electronic repel devices, nothing is stopping them this year. I have to try to save the last little bit of garden I have.

I have an alarm that goes off when they get through and I end up getting up every hour all night long to chase them out and rebuilding the fence every day.

I had to run off two big bucks this morning. Tempting.......
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79304082


Blast one. Teach them a lesson.
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The game warden lives close by.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79304082


use a bow
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LOL It snapped in half on me target shooting my new arrows the other day. It was old.
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Re: Electric wire fence ? Is it a fire hazard if it touches the standard deer netting when the wind blows?
I was thinking of setting up snares.
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Re: Electric wire fence ? Is it a fire hazard if it touches the standard deer netting when the wind blows?
I love to pee against it
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Re: Electric wire fence ? Is it a fire hazard if it touches the standard deer netting when the wind blows?
We had an electric fence for years on the farm and never had a problem. You should be fine.

Some buddies and I were drunk and running around a field 1 night and I accidently peed on a electric fence. Not fun at all !

Cheers !
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I love to pee against it
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Go ahead and piss on the electric fence.
You'll only do it once ever.


I still remember doing it when i was like 7. Wow that was so stupid.

Altho if you're an adult it's kinda extra extra stupid to do that.
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Re: Electric wire fence ? Is it a fire hazard if it touches the standard deer netting when the wind blows?
We had an electric fence for years on the farm and never had a problem. You should be fine.

Some buddies and I were drunk and running around a field 1 night and I accidently peed on a electric fence. Not fun at all !

Cheers !
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Thank you
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Re: Electric wire fence ? Is it a fire hazard if it touches the standard deer netting when the wind blows?
The acre of garden is saved now. I am so proud of myself. It was a hard week on this old lady. The elc fence is working and today I fixed my 22. The alignment fitting broke, it would not shoot. It is so old you can not get new parts. I made one out of brass plumping parts I scrounged and reshaped with a grinding stone and file. It works great now and fits tight and perfect, not a jimmy rig job, this will last.

I had a strong dejavu dream thing go on warning me not to shoot a deer out of season but I can scare them off and shoot the raccoons.
Do cross bows use different size arrows? I priced around to replace my old bow. My eye sight is so bad I thought a cross bow might be better for me. I have never used one before but I was good with my string bow.
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Re: Electric wire fence ? Is it a fire hazard if it touches the standard deer netting when the wind blows?
Look on Craigslist and Facebook marketplace you should be able to find a decent crossbow with bolts and maybe a 4x power scope for $200 -$300

Make sure you can cock it as they can be a bugger. They use much shorter arrows/bolts than a normal bow. Very accurate and reasonably quiet
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Re: Electric wire fence ? Is it a fire hazard if it touches the standard deer netting when the wind blows?
THE BEST WAY TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE OF ELECTRICAL ENERGY FROM A SINGL WIRE ELECTRIC FENCE AN DEER NETTING IS TO SATURATE THE AREA WITH A 50:50 MIX OF NAPTHA AND HIGH TEST GASOLINE, MAKING SURE TO COAT THE DEER NETTING AS WELL AS ANY DRIED OUT GROUND COVER.

THAT SHOULD FIX YOUR PROBLEM.

I ALSO HAVE A BUNCH OF HINTS FOR THINGS TO DO WITH A-1 SAUCE.
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Re: Electric wire fence ? Is it a fire hazard if it touches the standard deer netting when the wind blows?
Look on Craigslist and Facebook marketplace you should be able to find a decent crossbow with bolts and maybe a 4x power scope for $200 -$300

Make sure you can cock it as they can be a bugger. They use much shorter arrows/bolts than a normal bow. Very accurate and reasonably quiet
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They do use shorter arrows, THanks. I wondered about that, I just bought new long ones with tips. Can lift the cross bow straight up to pull it down, like a tight string bow? I am only 53, 125 but I can lift my weight. Should I try a compound bow?
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It is going to take another week to get the ground moist enough for the ground wires to get the elc wire up to full speed. The ground is bone dry, I dug pits around the ground poles to retain the water but absorbing very slow, less than 5 inches of ground moisture after two days.
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Re: Electric wire fence ? Is it a fire hazard if it touches the standard deer netting when the wind blows?
Look on Craigslist and Facebook marketplace you should be able to find a decent crossbow with bolts and maybe a 4x power scope for $200 -$300

Make sure you can cock it as they can be a bugger. They use much shorter arrows/bolts than a normal bow. Very accurate and reasonably quiet
 Quoting: Malu nli


They do use shorter arrows, THanks. I wondered about that, I just bought new long ones with tips. Can lift the cross bow straight up to pull it down, like a tight string bow? I am only 53, 125 but I can lift my weight. Should I try a compound bow?
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to clarify my question. can you lift a cross bow straight up and pull down to load it? that is the only way I can pull a tight strong bow.
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Necessity is the mother of invention. You never know what you can do unless you keep trying until you succeed.
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Re: Electric wire fence ? Is it a fire hazard if it touches the standard deer netting when the wind blows?
I now get to add hand carving and crafting gun parts that I hardly know how they work or what they are called to my list of accomplishments. LOL
I had made a few make shift fix it temporary repairs But this time I did it right.
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Re: Electric wire fence ? Is it a fire hazard if it touches the standard deer netting when the wind blows?
No
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No
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thank you
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I am relaxing with beer tonight and enjoying my accomplishments. I finally get to sleep a little and take a day off tomorrow, not up all night and day on guard trying to save my winter food supply. This hot drought summer made the critters desperate and relentlessly after my crops. It would be really bad if it were people that desperate I was trying to fight off.
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It's only five volts. I like to walk with people against the fenceline and grab their hands. They hate it. Very dull. lol





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