Saturday, April 9, 2011

Mystery solved

Here's why the fence is off!





Gotta go get a new plug - for some reason it never occurred to me that the plug might have melted. Rewire it with Romex like I should've done in the first place and I should be good to go.

9 comments:

  1. Good find! (And good thing it was in a metal box rather than one of those plastic ones.)

    Bill

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  2. Uh, nice job on the plug. At least you found it super-quick and it didn't spark or anything. Eeek!

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  3. I am totally impressed! I showed your post to my husband and he was too- he said "I don't think you'd actually pull that wire and redo that." I said "No way, would I try that!"
    One question he had was why not use a GFI plug, since you're using it on a water trough heater?

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  4. LOL, I finally got 'er done. :)

    CG - what I've read says you get a lot of nuisance trips because of the nature of the electric fence. The outlet is pretty well protected - here's the post about it. It's in a nice weatherproof box, in a little weather-resistant "house." It's high enough up that both cords have drip loops. I stick my hand in the trough fairly often to check for voltage bleed, but everything seems ok for now.

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