Started by glenn kangiser, January 30, 2005, 10:24:03 PM
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Quote from: uncle on September 05, 2010, 11:35:56 AMGlenn,I've spent the last few days reading through your thread.I have been educated as well as entertained.The worst part is now I have to build. I've been through Malcolm Wells', Rob Roy's and Davis' writings. I've researched the Poured walls and Cast ceilings, Dry Stack blocks, Pressure Treated framing and so on. I must say that the PSP method really makes sense. I have questions going through my head, do I buy a sawmill, what materials do I need, Should I start small or go yard, what can I do with what I have....?I have a tractor and dozer. I have the land bought and paid for. I have two pond, a well and city water all on the land. I guess it is just up to me now to start. I have all this motivation so I need to put it to good use.My 11 acres has a near perfect east/west ridge that will give me near perfect southern and northern exposures. The ground has a lot of clay/shale but nothing too bad.I guess i just wanted to say, your an encouragement and I'll get off my rear and get started soon.Brian
Quote from: glenn kangiser on September 06, 2010, 05:32:51 PMWorks even better where you can wet the ground a bit, OJ. Also I put the grounds ( 2- 8 footers ten feet apart) where I can run a bit of water on them as I fill his water trough.Thanks Jeff. Nice to get a compliment when I get up off of my lazy bum and do something.
Quote from: ScottA on September 06, 2010, 06:14:17 PMI've never seen an electric fence work on cattle, some people use them for horses. 4 strands of barbwire will work though.
Quote from: OlJarhead on September 06, 2010, 06:43:56 PMQuote from: ScottA on September 06, 2010, 06:14:17 PMI've never seen an electric fence work on cattle, some people use them for horses. 4 strands of barbwire will work though. I got so tired of the cows crashing through my fence I put FIVE strands of barbed wire and some tangle wire -- they tore it out and kept on going! SHEESH!
Quote from: glenn kangiser on September 06, 2010, 06:08:30 PMIf your ground is damp you can get away with a couple or three near the charger then a wire for a long ways - even miles - you can get a tester to see how effective it is. I think you could use your non-hot wire fence if you had one to exted to other ground rods along the way although the instructions mention adding an insulated ground along with the hots and running extra ground rods every so often. You need the ground conductivity to add to the shock effect. Dry ground is less effective as it insulates better. You can get a 5 light checker ( $12) that tells you the intensity - 3 lights or 2000 volts is supposed to be good enough to stop them.