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When is the best time to check the power in your fence?
2:20pm Friday 29th June 2012 in Q&A
You may not like it but the best time to check an electric fence is when it is raining! A scenario could be: you have had a permanent fence system up for 4 or 5 years and one screw-in insulator may have cracked but you have no idea that this has happened. You will hear no noise from the fencing when the sun is shining but when it is raining the water will enter the crack and touch the screw thread inside the insulator and this will short the fence out through the wooden post. When this happens (and it is raining) you will hear a ticking/cracking noise where the short is occurring. Just walk around your fence and listen.