Our latest electric fence repairs Northcliff in Johannesburg were in Acacia Road. This was one of our jobs which involved repairing an older electric fence that was falling apart and needed some urgent attention.
Our client, Shirley, requested a quote on rewiring a 24 metre section of old electric fencing.
We went and did a site inspection and found that her energiser and electric fence brackets were still in good working condition; so no work was required there. If a new energizer had been necessary this would have increased the cost significantly.
Electric Fence Repairs Weltevreden Park – Acacia Road
The quote included the following:
Rewire a total length of 138 meters. Remember that the electric fence can have 5 or more strands of wire that run the length of the fence. In this case we used aluminium wire – but there other options for the type of electric fence wire.
For the rewiring and fixing of this fence we estimated between 1.5 and 2 hours to complete the work.
Once Shirley accepted the quote we scheduled and completed the work and had a happy client.
Don’t leave your electric fencing to degrade; ensure you are always safe and that your fence is kept in good condition with regular maintenance. Frequent checks will also mean that, when repairs are necessary, the costs won’t be exorbitant.
Transcript of video:
We’re looking at the electric fencing energizer again and how to change the battery when necessary. In this video we are using the Nemtek Wizerd 4 electric fence energizer.
This little service light is usually off. However, when it is flashing with all of the other lights, it’s indicating that there is a problem with the battery. Then you need to check the battery and probably replace it with a new one.
How to change your electric fence energizer battery
It’s quite simple, firstly we are going to open the box. You need to unscrew the cover to take it off. You will see the battery sitting in it’s special enclosure. To remove the battery, we need to take this little cover off.
Take the battery out and then disconnect the leads attached to the battery. All you do is simply pull the battery leads off. Then you can take the discard the old battery.
Now, take the new battery and connect the battery leads again. Connect them correctly i.e. red to red (positive) and black to black (negative). Once that is done, you can put the battery back into it’s enclosure – it should slide in easily. Screw the battery cover back on. Please note that the two knobs on the cover need to face upwards. If it’s the other way around, you won’t be able to get the cover back on.
So, we screw the battery cover back on and then the cover of the electric fence energizer.
Now that we have put the cover back on, we are going to switch the energizer on again. You will see there is no service indicator light on. (Its not plugged into the mains at the moments; that’s why the power light is flashing.) The energizer is functioning well and the battery health is good.
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We recently had a client in Dale Lace avenue, Randpark Ridge, Randburg, that contacted www.MrFence.co.za. He had sold his property and needed the electric fence to be repaired. He also required a certificate of compliance (COC) for the electric fence. (A COC for the electric fence must be presented each time a house / building is sold in order to complete the transfer of the property.)
We dispatched one of our electric fence teams to assess the fence and repairs.
Electric Fence Randpark Ridge Assessment
When we inspect an electric fence we look at three things:
During the inspection our team found the following:
The fence energizer was broken and needed to be replaced. In most cases it is more cost effective to replace rather than repair an electric fence energizer.
There were no earth spikes between the energizer and the fence and also no earth spikes at 30 meter intervals along the fence. This is a problem because earth spikes are needed to complete the electric circuit of the fence. Without earth spikes placed at regular intervals the fence cannot operate properly.
The HT cable between the energizer and the fence needed replacing in order to accommodate the earth spikes.
The HT Cable was not housed inside conduit. Cables must be in a conduit so that they do not get damaged.
There were no warning signs on the fence. These are required by electric fence laws in order to prevent people from accidentally being shocked by the fence.
There was no lightning protection unit on the fence by the energizer. This is required by law.
After inspecting and assessing the client’s fence we followed our usual procedure :
We quoted the client on the work required.
The client accepted the quote.
The client paid his deposit
We scheduled the work, purchased any necessary items and completed the repairs and compliance requirements.
We arranged the certificate of compliance and emailed and delivered it to the client.