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Locating Dog Fences B4 Aeration

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by patterson, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. patterson

    patterson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    I was wondering if anyone has had any luck with a proces for finding the damn dog fences before aerating. If I remember correctly, some can be located with a radio but I have no idea what frequency. Just trying to get a relativley close mark so I can keep about ten feet away. Any info would be great.
  2. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,406

    I have used one of the collars that sounds an audible alarm before it shocks. The audible was around 5' away, and that was close enough for my needs.

  3. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    it has a cupple of names, but it is called a signal trace another is called a fox and hound, you can buy them at homedepot in the electrical department one made by the company called Ideal is one of the better ones around 80.00
  4. cmitcham

    cmitcham LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    any spot on the am dial where you are not picking up a station will work. just listen to the static and it will change when you hit the magnetic field from the fence.
  5. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    I forgot to add in all the many years Ive done this I never damaged any inv. fence wire. have the customer map it out for you if you are freeked out but I wouldent worry about it. just get it done. or put the collar on and do it when you get shocked stop and go the other way
  6. patterson

    patterson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    Thanks everybody. Good suggestions all. In ten years the only one I ever hit was the one the company marked for me. Between the homoeoner, the collar and the radio, that should save some headaches. Thanks again.
  7. Turfco Tim

    Turfco Tim LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    Thanks for the laugh after a long, hot day in Cleveland.
  8. turfnh2oman

    turfnh2oman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    If you really want to know where it is exactly spend $ 750 and buy a wire locater. Progressive Equipment - Model 721 is what you want. Any irrigation dealer will sell it or be able to tell you where to get one. Also good for cable lines, etc. that are easily hit with aerifier too because around here they aren't buried too deep.
  9. Accu-cut Lawn Care

    Accu-cut Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,206

    lmao...Those were my thoughts exactly!

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