After careful consideration and planning,
start by installing end and corner posts which
should be a minimum 5” diameter and set
to 4’ in the ground. These posts can be
either concreted (allow concrete to cure before
tensioning) or firmly tamped. Round posts are
stronger and less likely to warp than square
Attach lag screws (ILCW) to
end posts, and use Corner
Collar™ insulators (ICPW)
on corner posts. Attach
and pay out one strand
of rope (RO4) as a guide.
You can use this guide for
placement of line posts,
which are typically spaced
to 15 ft. apart.
Using spacing from the ground up 20” 10”
gives a 50” high fence. Attaching
insulators to the line posts is part science,
part art. After marking each post, but before
permanently attaching insulators, step back
and adjust out peaks or valleys. This will
enhance the smooth flow of your rope fence.
Pull all strands tight and secure with a Rope
Clamp (CWBT). Final tensioning can be done
with an online tensioner (SSDR).
INSTALLING ROPE FENCE
The number of strands and spacing you use
depends on your livestock and conditions.
The most common rope fence Kencove sells
is four strands. The rope can be run as one
continuous length or cut and spliced at every
Install a low-impedance energizer. To insure
continuity of the electric pulse individual
ropes must be connected. Leftover rope can
be used, or a Kencove rope to rope electric
jumper (CRR) will insure good continuity.
INSTALL FENCE POSTS
ELECTRIFY THE FENCE
LINE POST INSULATORS
The safety of your animals is
dependent on electrification of this
fence. Be sure to use a low impedance
energizer. Have the energizer working
before animals are put into the pasture.
If possible, introduce the animals to
the perimeter of their new home before