When installing a Petsafe underground fence, it’s important to bury the wire deep enough to keep your pet safe. But how deep do you need to go? Read on to find out.
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Why Bury the Wire?
Bury the wire to keep your pet from getting tangled in it or from chewing through it. The wire is also less likely to get damaged if it is buried.
How Deep to Bury the Wire?
As a general rule, you should bury the wire approximately 2-3 inches deep. This will ensure that your pet does not dig the wire up and that it is also hidden from view. If you have a very large dog, you may need to bury the wire a bit deeper to prevent them from accidentally breaking the wire while digging.
What is the Best Wire to Bury?
When it comes to burying wire, there are a few factors to consider. The first is the type of wire you need. If you’re looking for an underground fence for your dog, you’ll need to purchase a specific type of wire that is made for that purpose. You can find this wire at most pet stores or online. The next thing to consider is how deep you need to bury the wire. This will depend on the climate in your area and the type of soil you have. In general, you’ll want to bury the wire at least 18 inches underground. This will ensure that it doesn’t get damaged by lawnmowers or other yard equipment. Finally, make sure to mark the location of the buried wire so you can find it again later!
How to Bury the Wire
Bury the Petsafe wire about 6 inches deep. Use the wire burial tool to make a narrow trench for the wire. Lay the wire in the trench, then use the soil from the trench to cover the wire.
How to Test the Wire
To test the wire, first bury it at least 6 in. (15 cm) deep. Once buried, attach the testing probe to the end of the wire that is not connected to the transmitter. With the transmitting unit turned off, slowly walk along the length of the wire while watching the readout on the testing probe. As you get closer to where the wire is buried, you should see the needle on the testing probe begin to move. When the needle reaches the maximum reading, you have found the location of your buried wire.
How to Maintain the Wire
In order to ensure your Petsafe wire works properly, you need to maintain it on a regular basis. This includes burial depth, soil type and terrain.
The wire needs to be buried a minimum of 6 inches and a maximum of 18 inches underground. If the wire is not buried deep enough, your pet could dig it up and become entangled. If the wire is buried too deep, it could interfere with other underground utilities or lead to damage if you need to dig it up for any reason.
The soil type also plays a role in how well the wire works. Coarser soils like sand or gravel do not hold the wire as securely in place so it is more likely to shift over time. This can cause the fence line to become erratic and may eventually lead to breaks in the wire.
Smooth, clay soils provide good resistance against movement but can be harder to dig through when burying the wire. A happy medium is loamy soil, which has a mixture of sand, silt and clay particles. This type of soil is easy to dig through and provides good resistance against shifting.
Finally, the terrain where you are installing the Petsafe wire will also affect how well it works over time. If you live in an area with harsh winters, for example, the ground may freeze and thaw frequently throughout the year. This can cause the wire to loosen and eventually break. In this case, it is best to install the wire in spring or fall when temperatures are more moderate.
Petsafe is a trusted name in animal containment, and for good reason. Their products are reliable, affordable, and easy to use. But one of the most common questions we get is “how deep do you have to bury Petsafe wire?”
Here’s the short answer: it depends on the product you’re using. For example, if you’re using the Petsafe In-Ground Fence System, the manufacturer recommends burying the wire at least 2 inches deep.
Of course, there are a few other factors to consider when burying your wire. For instance, you’ll want to make sure the burial depth is consistent throughout your fence line. If you have any uneven spots, your fence may not work properly.
You’ll also want to avoid any areas where the ground is likely to freeze or thaw frequently. This can damage your wire and cause it to break over time.
Finally, be sure to mark your buried wire so you know where it is! This will save you a lot of time and frustration down the road.
Petsafe Products are a company that produces various products for pet owners, such as fences, containment systems, and leashes. One of their most popular products is the underground fence, which is designed to keep pets contained in a specific area. The fence is made up of two parts: the wire and the collar. The wire is buried underground and emits a signal that the collar picks up. When the pet gets close to the boundary of the property, the collar emits a warning sound. If the pet continues past the boundary, the collar will give off a mild shock.
Petsafe Customer Service
Petsafe customer service is very friendly and helpful. They are available Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST, and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. You can reach them by phone at 1-866-738-4379, or by email at [email protected]
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