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Sent: Monday, August 26, 2002 10:20 AM
Subject: Re: NANFA-- Electric Fences
> i had to install an electric fence around a small preformed plastic 100
> gallon or more pool. i had some nice vegetation florishing in the pool and
> was getting it ready to put some florida fish in... in hopes of breeding.
> fundulas cingulatus or golden topminnows. well the neighbor's dog decided
> was an excellent place to cool off and waller in. all the plants were
> uprooted and a nasty, oily film was on the waters surface. i bought a $50
> electric fence kit ( device, wire, ground stake, insulatators ). i had
> post hole some 4 x 4's in the ground and rig it up. it took a couple of
> to get the nerve to test it. :) i reckon ive tested it about 5 or 6 times
> intentionally. no suprise shocks yet... which are the worse. my first
> experience w/ an electric fence was as a young man waiting on the bus
> we had moved to chattanooga from chicago. the bus picked us up early in
> morning next to a house that had hoses next to it. somehow i leaned
> the wire and the next thing i knew i was looking up at the blue sky and my
> school papers were fluttering down around me. :)
> my brother did not believe me so after a few days he got the nerve to
> the wire w/ a green leave. he ran around the yard holding his finger for a
> few seconds. it shocks at different degrees. a quick swipe may not get
> it sends out pulses that seem to increase if you maintain contact. once i
> wearing wet sandals and touched the wire solid... i felt it deep in my big
> toe... yeow!
> we've heard dogs howling at night and i saw a couple small ones
> between the pool and wires one day. man were they were bouncing off those
> wires! i havent seen any dogs anywhere for a few weeks now. they must be
> scarred to get near my yard. something bad, very bad is over there they
> the film in the pool did not leave, the water turned dark and a few test
> died. im thinking the dogs had some kind of flea or tick medicine on them.
> had to drain the pool and flush the gravel w/ a few rinsings. just now
> finally got the pool ready for some special fish. but now the squirrels
> dropping pine cone clippings in! but maybe that will make the water
> more acidic for these florida fish.
> my desire is to take down the unsightly fence in a few weeks... perhaps
> it cools down.
> i wish those dogs had a nice place to cool off in and they were welcome
> guests. but fish come first!
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