Problem with fencer losing charge
We have a small field enclosed with nylon & wire thread rope on two levels, and wire woven nylon tape on the top row. We always used to have a good charge going through it (about 200 - 250 feet) but lately the charge only runs about twenty feet, and then there's nothing. It actually was good enough to fun back, almost 500 feet of charge.
There is a good charge right at the shocker. I can only touch the wire briefly at the near end, but 20' out, I can hold onto it without blinking.
I would think it was the grounding not being adequate, but right now the ground is soaking wet, and the fence USED to be really good. There's no vegetation touching the wire (only the bottom one is charged - we have small ponies) and the fence is on insulators at all of the poles.
So, I don't know what to do.
Does nylon/wire tape or rope "wear out"?? Do the tiny wires break down over the years.