T-POST INSTALLATION - FIGURE 1
You'll probably be protecting: animales, birds or crops, so when building a new fence, you will want to drive in the T-posts with their nub-side facing the enclosure, thereby ensuring that the insulators will project outward. You can use two short lengths of 17 gauge wire or two zip-ties to secure each insulator to each post. Wrap the ties around the post at the insulator's upper and lower set of tie notches (FIGURE 1) and cinch tight.
T-POST INSTALLATION - FIGURE 2When installing on a T-post fence, place the insulator legs facing down over the top of the T-post (FIGURES 1 & 2) ensuring its shoulder makes contact with the T-post's solid vertical quadrant and not its nub side. The insulator will perform with its shoulder over the nub side, if necessary, but with less stability.
WOOD OR PLASTIC POST INSTALLATION
When installing on wooden or plastic posts, slide the shim between the insulator's legs intil the shim's screw holes are lined up with the insulator's tie notches (FIGURE 2). Position the insulator vertically, so that the two upper holes are from 3/4" to 1" below the top of the post and secure in place by using four 2" deck screws.
TWO METHODS OF SECURING CONDUCTORS TO HI-ZAP INSULATOR
STARTING POINTS OF CONSIDERATION
A well braced, treated 6" x 6" post makes a good starting point for your HI-ZAP Electric Fence.
LAG SCREW INSULATOR SPACING
- Lower insulator should line up with lower slots on the HI-ZAP Insulators.
- The middle insulator is placed 8" above and 3 1/2" out from the lower one.
- Install top insulator 8" out and 3 1/2" out from the lower one.
- Install top insulator 8" our and 3 1/2" above middle insulator.
HOW TO NEGOTIATE A CORNER
An easy way to negotiate a fence corner with electric wire; poly cord or ribbon when using HI-ZAP Insulators.
When rounding a corner, match the locations of the HI-ZAP Insulator slots by either screwing in a lag screw insulator (shown below), screw-in ring insulator or a goose neck ring insulator at the corner post's outside corner in an upward, outward progression.