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    Electric dog fence

    So I think it is time to consider an electric dog fence. I am interested in any experiences or suggestions you all have.

    The dog is small (approximately 8 lbs) so I am looking at the systems with the collars designed for smaller dogs. The perimeter I intend to protect is around 900'. It looks like all of the kits come with 500' and I will have to add to that. We are on a wooded lot and much of that path is against the tree line. I do not plan to bury that part. I do have an area that will have to run across an open grassy area and I definitely want to bury. I did not measure but guess it is around 120'. Does anyone have any secrets for burying that run? I was thinking of Kenny's solution for buried wire https://picasaweb.google.com/1139665...55812037/Wire#. In this case, though, I only want to be a couple inches below the surface. Is there any other methods you all have done?

    Kenny- did you buy that subsoiler locally or is that something you made? I don't have the means to fabricate much at my place.

    I also need to cross a base coat asphalt drive (12' wide). I have a friend who just left the wire on top and has been driving on it for over a year now. Thoughts?

    The other question is brand. Do any of you have a small dog pet fence? If so, please share you experience with the product.

    As always, I look forward to reading your thoughts.

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    We have been using the now called PetSafe system forever, 15+ years (safe side here). Started with about 4 acres fenced in, most of which the wire lay right on the ground or on a stone wall. All drive through areas we put in 1/2" black plastic and ran the wire in it. Foot traffic and lawn mower areas we just lifted the sod back with a shovel, very easy and no after cleanup.

    I tossed the wire that came with the unit and used 14g THHN. I have never changed any of it.

    We now have 3 dogs and all have collars and only about 1.5 acres fenced in. 2 Miniature Schnauzers and 1 Pomeranian.
    We have had to change out the controller a couple of times and the company is OUTSTANDING to deal with.
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    PetSafe has a cool video on how they buried their lines. They used a gas powered edger for dirt and then a skill saw with a concrete blade to go across a driveway. Pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 636mullet View Post
    PetSafe has a cool video on how they buried their lines. They used a gas powered edger for dirt and then a skill saw with a concrete blade to go across a driveway. Pretty cool.

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    I will have to go look for that. I can't hear video here at work. Wait, did I just admit to surfing the web at work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljnelson109 View Post
    I will have to go look for that. I can't hear video here at work. Wait, did I just admit to surfing the web at work?
    Kennyd is that you?
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    Keith,
    Where is your controller located? I am considering putting mine in the shed but wondering if there is any consequence to having it exposed to extreme temperatures? I am happy to hear you have had good luck with it.

    Lee
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljnelson109 View Post
    Keith,
    Where is your controller located? I am considering putting mine in the shed but wondering if there is any consequence to having it exposed to extreme temperatures? I am happy to hear you have had good luck with it.

    Lee
    Ours is mounted in the basement. I think it has been hit twice by lightning, the company replaced them.
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    They are recommending a surge protector now. Saying that a lightning hit several hundred feet away can back feet into the controller. The "little dog" set may even include that surge protector now. I really think that the shed location would be my easiest place, but I wondering if having the unit inside the house would extend its life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljnelson109 View Post
    They are recommending a surge protector now. Saying that a lightning hit several hundred feet away can back feet into the controller. The "little dog" set may even include that surge protector now. I really think that the shed location would be my easiest place, but I wondering if having the unit inside the house would extend its life.
    Probably not.
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    Lee, I can't help at all with the fence thing...with three kids, my wife and my father living with me I stand firm the we shall have nothing else in the house that eats or poops.

    But, You are welcome to use my wire burying thingie if you want. I made it all myself, and have not used it since those pictures where taken. I will help you make something different if you want as well. You are still supposed to get up here for some hooks!
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