The Staples – Underground Pet Fence works with any brand of underground fence. Using staples to secure your underground fence wire cuts the installation time by about half the time. This is instead of burying the wire. A box of staples contains 100 staples which is enough to install 500 feet of wire.
Generally within 7 to 14 days the root system of the lawn will grow over “stapled” underground wire. This will hide the wire from view. This makes the installation faster. It also reduces the potential loss of signal. Signal loss potentially happens with buried wires.
Using the Staples – Underground Pet Fence is quick and easy when using the following directions.
- You should first run your twisted wire from the transmitter out to the beginning of the boundary.
- Next “staple” the twisted wire to the ground by hammering in a wire staple every 5 to 6 feet.
- Stop and check the twisted wire on a regular basis. It should be completely flush to the ground all the way from the transmitter to the start of the boundary. If not then go back and “staple” any raised areas. The twisted wire MUST touch the ground at all times.
- You will be running the wire from the beginning of the boundary to all four corners of the boundary. Place a staple on the wire at the beginning of the boundary. It there is splice at this point dig a small hole (about 2 inches deep) and bury the splice. Then place a staple in front of and behind the buried splice. This will relieve any pressure on the splice.
- Next walk to the first boundary and lay down the wire as you go along. “Staple” the wire to the ground when you reach the first corner. Repeat this process for all of the corners of the boundary.
- Once done go back along all of the wire just laid down. “Staple” any raised areas until flush with the ground. Remember to bury any splice you have in a small hole. Put a staple in front of and behind the splice.
With the wire completely flush to the ground there is not a need to worry about people tripping over the wire. The wire will be completely hidden once the grass has grown over it. Do not worry about the wire getting cut by the lawn mower. The majority of the lawns are kept at 2 to 3 inches above ground – not shorter than an inch. Pulled up wires need to “stapled” back down to the ground. Do this as soon as possible.
If you are going to use the above ground installation method and use the Staples – Underground Pet Fence then please print off these instructions for reference. Usually not included with your pet fence.
Situations to bury the Wire:
- The pet fence is in a pasture area where livestock (horses, cattle, etc) will frequent. Bury the wire as the hooves on the animals will create breaks in the wire. You will need to bury the wire at least 8 to 10 inches underground.
- For aerated yards bury the wire 5 to 6 inches underground. You could still do an above ground installation but just avoid the exterior boundaries when performing the aeration.
- The ground very uneven and is not possible to get the wire flush to the ground in all places. Bury the wire 5 to 6 inches underground.