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Wire, Flags, Splices
Every in-ground electric pet fence requires a few key supplies to function properly. Burial-grade wire, waterproof wire splices, and boundary marking training flags are the three main components that every installation will need.
No matter which DIY Electric Dog Fence kit you choose for your installation it will include a basic amount of these three supplies. Most kits include enough manufacturer (factory) grade wire to cover an installation up to 1/3 acre in size, 2 wire splices (just enough to connect your twisted wire to the boundary loop), and 50 training flags. Chances are these included supplies are not enough to complete even a small installation.
Once you have planned your layout (please see our Installation Planning Section for guidance and step-by-step instructions) you’ll be able to determine how much wire, splices, and flags you’ll need to complete your entire layout.
Remember!• making your own twisted wire requires about 4 times the length in untwisted wire• flags should be installed at 4-6 ft. intervals along your entire boundary loop and any exclusion zones (lake loops)• waterproof wire splices are required at every splice junction - each time you connect a twisted section to the boundary loop or need to start a new spool of wire
When considering the layout and installation of your system don’t forget to consider the significant differences between the factory grade wire included in your system kit and pro-grade wire available as an upgrade. Please see our detailed information on wire selection here.
Purchasing additional wire, flags, and splices to complete your electric dog fence installation is easy and affordable. We offer pre-packaged kits that include addition wire (factory or pro grade), splices, and flags. We also offer all three of these items individually, allowing you to mix and match as needed to end up with just the right amount for your installation.
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