Just wanted to let you know we are totally satisfied with your product,
the EF-8 hot wire mount. Like you advertise, it was a
matter of time before our horses/ponies were pushing on the posts and rails. We put just two strands along the fence
which, by the way, is attractive and does not detract from the vinyl fence, and have not had a problem since. The
animals respect the fence, so we have no more cracks, splits or a board popping
out. Thank you for offering this simple fencing solution.
In addition if someone needed to write us (doubting Thomas'),
give out our email address.
By the way, we used a Gallagher energizer after researching many others; it seems to be working out great. With our horses we didn't have to rig the
gate; they won't even attempt to get near it. We put them in their runs at
night, and at first they were skeptical about going through the open gate;
that subsides after a while. Thank you again; your invention is amazing. Do you have a patent on it?
(as a matter of fact one was just approved! Joseph)
Better look into that. To drill the holes Jon made a "template" that hugs
the posts for accurate drilling. His is made out of iron, but if you want
to talk to him about the design I'll bet you could make it out of a
Jon and Lennie Hoff. firstname.lastname@example.org
I want to personally thank you and your company for offering the "Hot Wire
Stud". My husband and son successfully installed the studs on our PVC posts,
hooked up the charger to the wire in very little time. Our fencing looks
great and our horses are safe. Our vinyl fence won't be damaged anymore. I
have quit worrying about our horses pushing or jumping through it.
Please post this e-mail because my desire is to get the word out and make sure every vinyl fence installation all over the
country is made safe so that not one animal gets out and possibly severely
injured as a result. Most people like my family, purchased the vinyl
fencing so that we would never again worry about our animals being injured
by the fence. We work long hours away from the house and didn't want to
come home in the dark to find a rail down or an animal bleeding somewhere
because of a fence injury. The fence won't hurt them but many things outside
of the fence could. We never dreamed that the fence would, lets say, come
apart so easily. Even if the rails aren't damaged the clips fail, then
where does that leave you? I can't tell you how many rail clips we've gone
through in just 3 years. We had to rob clips from parts of the fence that
wasn't exposed to the horses. With the hotwire, the clips won't fail
because the rails won't be pushed on, the posts won't lean over as a few of
ours have, and the rails won't pop out. We still have our pasture areas to safely fence. It has field fencing that
is old, bent and low. I was considering a web type hot wire to add to the
top of it. The problem would be the evergreen trees that are close to the
fence in some areas. It would be hard to maintain the trees to keep them
from shorting out the fence. The answer for us may be your idea of the
vinyl rail along the top.
Once again, thank you for creating the fencing solutions, keep up the good
work. I will keep checking your website to find new things.