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Connection correction

new way of connecting wires?

After more study I'm starting to think tightening the wing nut was only part of the problem I was having with the electric fence being weak.
washer placement
What I missed until looking at yesterdays picture was the washer placement. It seems clear now that more surface area touching the opposite wire means more charge.

Another mistake may have been wrapping too many strands, which I think created gaps in the connection. My new method is a simple bend that wraps around the bolt without making a complete loop.

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Sanding the wires a little where they touch the washers and each other should also help.
Comment by Roland_Smith Sun Mar 11 16:51:50 2012
Good idea! I'll be that would help get the juice up too.
Comment by anna Sun Mar 11 19:01:30 2012

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