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Insulators on barbed wire

Postby JeffK-MN » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:05 pm

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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Re: Insulators on barbed wire

Postby ez14. » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:21 pm

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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Re: Insulators on barbed wire

Postby kenny thomas » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:00 pm

JeffK-MN wrote: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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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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Re: Insulators on barbed wire

Postby bhooper » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:26 am

I think this is what Kenny is talking about. https://kencove.com/fence/Offsets_detail_I6X.php
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Re: Insulators on barbed wire

Postby kenny thomas » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:54 am

bhooper wrote:I think this is what Kenny is talking about. https://kencove.com/fence/Offsets_detail_I6X.php

Yes that's it exactly. Thanks very much for the link.
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Re: Insulators on barbed wire

Postby Texas PaPaw » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:03 am

bhooper wrote:I think this is what Kenny is talking about. https://kencove.com/fence/Offsets_detail_I6X.php


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.
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Re: Insulators on barbed wire

Postby bhooper » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:19 pm

Texas PaPaw wrote: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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Re: Insulators on barbed wire

Postby Texas PaPaw » Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:41 pm

bhooper wrote:
Texas PaPaw wrote: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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Re: Insulators on barbed wire

Postby kenny thomas » Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:49 pm

Texas PaPaw wrote:
bhooper wrote:
Texas PaPaw wrote: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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Re: Insulators on barbed wire

Postby JeffK-MN » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:18 am

Thanks I have been looking for that kind of insulators for some time.
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Re: Insulators on barbed wire

Postby JW IN VA » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:26 am

Attach some aluminum foil smeared with peanut butter to the hot wire.Might give the deer a reason to avoid it entirely.
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Re: Insulators on barbed wire

Postby MtnCows93 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:35 pm

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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