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.
- 6 new spring hooks and tensioners.
- A couple of extra warning signs. Remember there are electric fence regulations governing the spacing, placing and design of electric fencing warning signs.
- A handful of aluminium ferrules.
- 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.
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:
- Is the electric fence energizer working properly?
- Is the fence working properly?
- Does the fence comply with electric fence laws?
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.