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Electric Fence: Understanding Electric Fence Grid Wires

Electric Fence: Understanding Electric Fence Grid Wires

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Electric fence seems like a complex type of high-security fence, but the truth is, when you break it all down into the basic parts, it’s not that complicated.

electric security fence systems consist of two main parts: the wires that carry the charge on the fence (also known as electric fence grid wires) and the energizer equipment that powers it. In this article, we’re going to look at the electric fence grid wires and the components you will need to create the body of your electric fence.

The Pros and Cons of Chain Link Fence

The Pros and Cons of Chain Link Fence

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Whether you call it chain link fence, diamond mesh fence or something else, there’s no denying that chain link mesh fencing is one of the most popular fence types in the world.

However, like every type of fence, there are pros and cons to choosing a chain link fence or diamond mesh fence for your project. Let’s look at both.

How to Remove Concrete from a Fence Post

How to Remove Concrete from a Fence Post

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There are several reasons why you might be wondering how to remove concrete from a fence post. Maybe you want to reuse the fence post on your existing fence line. Or maybe you want to repurpose a fence post for something else.

Regardless of why you want to do this, we’ve got information about how to remove concrete from a fence post right here.

How Are Palisade Pales Made?

How Are Palisade Pales Made?

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Palisade fences are popular in most parts of the world, and there is a huge variety of heights, styles, and designs available out there. There are palisade fences with IPE posts, some with square posts, and even some that use round posts. Some use fishplates, others use various types of brackets.

Palisade fences come in a huge variety of heights and panel widths, painted, coated and galvanized and more. However, there’s one thing all palisade fences have in common: they require palisade pales, which are welded or bolted to the panel’s horizontal rails.

Can Electric Gates Be Forced Open?

Can Electric Gates Be Forced Open?

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Very often, electric gates (also known as motorized gates or automated gates) are installed for security. However, as we’ve said before, there is no fence or wall that is completely impervious, and that applies to gates too.

Can electric gates be forced open? If so, what can you do to protect yourself and your property?

What Are T-Posts and How Are They Used In Fencing?

What Are T-Posts and How Are They Used In Fencing?

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If you’ve been looking for easy-to-install, low-cost fence solutions, chances are you’ve run into the term t-post, and you might have wondered what t-posts are, how they are used, and if they might be right for your fence project.

Here’s what you need to know about what t-posts are, what kind of fencing they are used for, where you can buy them and more.

What Is a Cantilever Gate?

What Is a Cantilever Gate?

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Around the world, there are a variety of sliding gate designs. Often, these sliding gate designs are based on local fence specifications and installation conditions.

In North America, where cold weather often prohibits drilling into gate posts and snow and ice make ground-mounted gate tracks infeasible in the winter, sliding gates are often designed to be cantilever gates. Let’s take a closer look at what cantilever gates are, why they are designed the way they are, and what kind of installation considerations you need to make when using this kind of sliding gate design.

General

What Is the Best Fencing?

Many people out there are trying to figure out what is the best fencing. The problem is there’s no... Read More

How to Stain a Fence Step by Step

It’s that time of year again. You’re sitting in your backyard, enjoying a cold drink, when... Read More

How to Create a Simple Removable Fence Post for Non-Snowy Areas

There are many reasons why you might want a removable fence post. Maybe you need to have a section... Read More

How to Draw a Fence to Get a Quote

If you’ve been trying to get a price for a fence project, you’ve probably discovered that most... Read More

Tools for Chain Link Fence Installation – What You Will Need

Some people (particularly those who are fairly handy) wonder if they can install their own chain... Read More

Can Fence Posts Be Reused?

It's a fairly common question in the fence world: can fence posts be reused? The answer is not... Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Barbed Wire Fence

If you need to fence a large area, one of the main criteria for your fence choice is probably the... Read More

What Are Unknown Adverse Subterranean Conditions, and How Do They Affect the Price of a Fence?

When you get quotes for a fence, you might notice that some contractors exclude “unknown adverse... Read More

How to Clean a Vinyl Fence

Most people choose vinyl fences because they are looking for a low-maintenance fence for their... Read More

What Is the Right Way to Paint a Galvanized Metal Fence?

There are several reasons why you might want to paint a galvanized metal fence. Maybe you just... Read More

Commercial and Industrial Fence

How Do You End an Electric Fence?

If you aren’t an electric fence pro, you might be wondering about some of the finer points of... Read More

What Is a Palisade Fence Anti-Sag, and How Is It Used?

You might have noticed, on a palisade fence material take-off (including the one you get from our... Read More

How to Manufacture an Angle Iron Fence Structure for 358 Prison Mesh Fencing

When it comes to high-security fencing, 358 prison mesh fence or 358 welded mesh panels, as they... Read More

What Is a Rock Fall Fence, and How Do They Work?

When most of us think of fences, we think of structures that are designed to keep people or... Read More

Best Wire for Electric Fence

If you’re planning to install an electric fence, you’ve probably already realized that there’s no... Read More

What Is a Removable Fence Panel?

Usually, when you want to create an opening in a fence, adding a gate is the simplest option... Read More

The Ultimate Guide to 358 Fence

Call it what you like: 358 fence, 358 security mesh, prison mesh fencing. There’s no denying that... Read More

What Is Bollard Fencing?

If you’re looking for effective barriers for vehicles that still let people through, you’ve... Read More

How to Install a Solar Electric Fence, How They Work, and Where You Should Consider Them

Usually, when you are installing an electric security fence, you will have a power supply in a... Read More

Fence Top Security for High Security Fencing

One of the problems with high security fencing is that sometimes, you don’t know how much security... Read More

Materials

What Can Chain Link Mesh Be Made Out Of?

You’ve probably seen a lot of chain link fencing in your life. No matter where you are in the... Read More

How Is Welded Wire Mesh Made?

If you’re looking for a higher security option for your perimeter fence system, you might be... Read More

How Much Does a 50-foot Roll of Chain Link Fence Weigh?

When you first start looking into the cost of fencing, you probably focus on the big picture –... Read More

What Kind of Concrete Do You Need for Fence Posts?

If you’re installing a fence with posts in concrete (or having one installed by a fence company),... Read More

Is Old Ornamental Fence Cast Iron?

No matter where in the world you happen to live, chances are there are some older fences in your... Read More

Barbed Wire: Types, Specifications and More

Barbed wire is a fence product that is used around the world. It’s used on agricultural fences, to... Read More

How to Determine Wire Gauge in Fencing

If you are shopping for a wire mesh fence in North America, chances are you’re going to be given... Read More

Aluminum Fence Fittings vs Steel Fence Fittings

In North America, chain link fences have a large variety of fittings that are required to complete... Read More

What Kinds of Aluminum Fence Do You Get?

If you’re considering something other than galvanized steel for your metal fence, you might be... Read More

What Is Composite Fencing?

If you’re looking for a good-looking, durable fence system that also offers privacy, you might... Read More

Gates and Automation

The Pros and Cons of Wooden Gates

Wooden gates are a popular choice in many parts of the world, and there are many design options... Read More

How Do Gate Remotes Work?

When you install an automatic gate, you need to have certain peripherals that allow access through... Read More

The Complete Guide to Automatic Gate Actuators

If you’re thinking about automating a gate and have started looking into gate motors, gate... Read More

Types of Gate Closers and How to Choose the Right One

If you have a gate that needs to stay closed, it’s probably not enough to have a sign on it. Most... Read More

Common Types of Gates and Gate Designs

Every site and fence is slightly different, and one of the biggest variants is the type of gates... Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Sliding Gates

When most people think about getting a sliding gate, they usually think it’s a one size fits all... Read More

What Are Master and Slave Gate Operators?

If you’ve recently got a quote for gate automation, you might have noticed the terms “master” and... Read More

What Footings Are Needed to Support an Electric Sliding Gate?

If you’re thinking about installing an electric sliding gate, you might be wondering what size... Read More

What Is a Gate Mag Lock?

If you’re looking for a higher security locking option for a gate, you might want to consider a... Read More

What Is an Automatic Gate Opener Crush Zone?

When you’re installing an automatic gate opener on a gate, there’s a lot to consider. You need to... Read More

Installation

How to Cut Metal Fence Panels

Metal panel fences, whether you’re talking about palisade fence, ornamental fence, bar fence,... Read More

How Far Off the Ground Should a Wood Fence Be?

Whether you’re getting ready to build your own fence or hiring someone to do it for you, chances... Read More

How to Install Vinyl Fence Posts on a Concrete Slab

If you love the look of vinyl fences, you’re not alone. This low-maintenance, clean, and... Read More

How Much Does a Fence Repair Cost?

There are many ways that a fence can get damaged. Sometimes it’s because a vehicle drives into it,... Read More

Why You Should Be Wary of Cheap Fence Installation Quotes

Sometimes, when you’re looking for quotes for nearly any kind of service for your home or... Read More

Why Do Fence Gates Sag – and How to Prevent It

It’s a fairly common problem in the fence world – but many people still wonder why do fence gates... Read More

How to Work with Razor Wire Safely

Most people will never have a DIY fence project that requires them to handle razor wire. However,... Read More

How to Install Fence Posts Without Concrete

The most common method of installing fence posts that we have all seen is to dig a hole, place the... Read More

Where to Dispose of Old Fence Panels

Getting a new fence is exciting, but it also usually means that you’ll have some old fence,... Read More

How to Install Chain Link Fence

If you’re thinking about giving your fence an upgrade this summer and you’re wondering how to... Read More

Dictionary

Top rail sleeves

Top rails are an important part of the structure of a North American style chain link fence. Their... Read More

Eye bolts

Eye bolts are used for many things in fencing. Some fence specifications use eye bolts as part of... Read More

Gate post hinge

A gate post hinge is often the other part of a two-part gate hinge assembly used on chain link... Read More

OD (outside diameter)

OD or outside diameter is the diameter of round steel pipe or tubing that is used in the... Read More

Temporary Fence Panels

Temporary fence panels are freestanding metal fence panels that are often used for construction... Read More

Privacy Slats

Privacy slats are thin strips that are woven into mesh fences - usually chain link fences - to... Read More

Floor flange / base plate

If you need to install a fence on an existing concrete wall or slab, you're going to need to use... Read More

Horse fence

If you're searching for horse fence, like most types of fence, you might think that you're... Read More

Anti sag gate kit

If you are building a wooden gate, and you're using wood for the horizontal as well as vertical... Read More

Flat wrap razor coils

Flat wrap coils are a type of razor wire coil that are not wrapped in three-dimensional coils like... Read More

Residential Fence

How to Build a Wood Fence Gate

Wood fence is one of the most popular fence types in North America, for several reasons. It looks... Read More

The Pros and Cons of Horizontal Fencing

  Horizontal fencing, like the one in the picture, is a popular choice these days. It’s something a... Read More

How to Choose the Safest Pool Fence

A swimming pool is a great addition to any back yard. However, they can also be dangerous to... Read More

Should There Be a Gap Between Fence Boards?

When you’re building a wood privacy fence, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is... Read More

What Is a Picket Fence, Where Can You Get One, and What Are Your Options?

When it comes to describing a dream home – particularly in North America – the phrase “white... Read More

How to Find a Residential Fence Company Near Me

If you’re looking for a new fence for your backyard, side alley or your front garden, you might... Read More

How to Build a Chain Link Dog Kennel

If you have dogs, keeping them safe and contained while protecting your plants, outdoor kitchen,... Read More

Things You Should Know About Lattice Fence

If you’ve ever walked around a big box hardware store, chances are you’ve seen lattice panels in... Read More

A Guide to Restoring Wrought Iron Fence

Whether you installed a wrought iron fence yourself, at some time in the past, or you bought a... Read More

Can You Build a Wooden Fence Out of Pallets?

Pallets are everywhere these days. They’re all over Pinterest DIY boards and your social media... Read More

Calculators

Vinyl fence is a very popular privacy fence option - especially in North America. If you want to... Read More

Palisade fence is often used for projects that require a little more security. It's durable and... Read More

Board-on-board fence, or good neighbor fence as it's also known, is a wood fence design that has... Read More

North American style chain link fence is a little different to the diamond mesh fence installed... Read More

Ornamental fence is a popular fence choice for projects that need a little more style. This type... Read More

One of the more common methods of calculating fence prices and doing material take offs is to... Read More

Our electric fence calculator is based on a standard smooth wire fence system, and does not... Read More

If you need to stain your wood fence, it can be tricky to figure out how much stain you will need. This... Read More