You’re getting ready to install a fence, and you aren’t 100% sure on what you’re going to need in order to put it all together. If you’re doing the installation yourself, you will have to put together a checklist of the supplies that you will want to utilize during the process. In this article, we’re going to make that job a lot easier for you by putting together an equipment list that you can use as a checklist when you go out and start shopping for your supplies.
- Fence wire that is specially designed for electric fences. Electric fence wire is a little bit different than other types of wire that are out there. Make sure that you get the right wire for your needs and that you get enough that you’ll be able to fill up the whole area.
- Electric fence energizer. An electric fence energizer is important; it’s the main item that works to provide the pulse into the wires. This energizer should be easy to adjust; you want to find one that gives you the ability to control the voltage and how often the pulse goes through it.
- Fence posts for both the corners and the sides. The corner fence posts are usually a bit thicker and sturdier than the ones on the sides.
- Stakes (metal preferred) in order to stabilize your fence posts. Your fence posts need some help being stabilized, and metal stakes can help to keep them in the ground and prevent them from moving around.
- Grounding posts and wires. In order for the shock to be effective and for the electricity to be safe, you will need to install grounding posts and wires that will keep the fence grounded and will only allow the person or animal touching it to get shocked by it. Talk to your installation specialist to see how many grounding posts you will need to install.
- Hooks for stakes. The metal stakes need to be connected to the fence posts. By hooking the stakes to the fence posts, you can add more stability to your fence as well.
- Wires and rings to help connect the corners. You have to wrap wires around the corners so that you can get some stability and you can connect the sides with no issues. These materials will help you to do that a lot more easily.
- Wire cutters. These will help you to adjust the size of the wires if you need to do so. Make sure that the wire cutters that you purchase will cut through the thickness of wire that you’re going to be working with.
- Pile driver or large hammer. To get the fence posts into the ground, you need to have a hammer or pile driver so that you can get it deep in there without a lot of problems. You may also need larger tools if you’re installing a larger fence on your property; gauge what tools will be best based on your needs.
- Protective gear. Staying safe is important. You want to make sure that you stay safe throughout the entire process. Gloves, goggles, and rubber boots can help to keep you safe and prevent injury.
In some cases, you may need a little bit more in order to take care of entire installation process. If you don’t feel secure with what you’re doing or if you need some guidance, check out what we have to offer. We can help you figure out the best course of action and we can give you advice on how to install all of your electric fencing without a lot of stress or strain.