Article: General Containment
System Installation FAQ's
How can I install
the wire across hard surfaces like my driveway and
If you have to cross concrete, asphalt,
brick or other hard surfaces, either lay the wire
in a convenient
joint or use a circular saw with a masonry blade to
create a groove. Place the wire in the groove and
an appropriate patching compound. Your local hardware
store can help you choose the right compound for your
type of driveway. Another option is to thread the wire
through a section of old garden hose, securing the
hose on either side of the driveway. Do not
use hose with a metallic reinforcement or lining,
as that would block the signal.
What can I use to give the wire additional protection
in areas such as my gravel driveway or livestock crossing?
In areas that may experience particularly high traffic,
or areas prone to small animals digging or chewing, we
recommend that you run the wire through a PVC pipe or
rubber garden hose, then bury it 2-3 inches deep. This
will not affect the signal, but will give the wire additional
support in areas prone to breakage. NOTE: Do not use
metal piping or garden hose that contains metal strands
in the weave.
Can I incorporate my new system with my existing fence?
Yes, you may generally combine your new kit with an existing
fence. This is especially effective if you have problems
with your dog jumping over or digging under your current
fence. If the existing fence is wood, you may simply
staple the boundary wire to the bottom of the fence.
For chain-link fences, you may "weave" the
boundary wire through the links in the fence. Be careful
not to nick the wire insulation, as that may cause
erratic performance in that area.
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