So, instead of using grounded electronet, I’m trying to use ground rods. Guess what. It doesn’t work. This is the same set up I tried to use 4 years ago and it didn’t work then either. I have a modest fencer with two 6 ft rods, ten feet apart, which is what the fm says. And a fence tester says the ground rod has 2.4 Kv to actual dirt. And no it’s not my lousy connections: One probe in the dirt, one probe on the actual rod, 2.4 Kv.
So I asked farmer Google. Ground rods actually suck. I found a kiwi recommending three ten ft (3m) rods 10 meters (33ft) apart, in a wet spot, as a minimum. Sheesh.
I have some serious issues with this technology. Why does the ground connection along the base of a roll of electronet work? Yes it’s a lot of spikes. Three inches long.The conductor is lying on _grass_, 90% not touching dirt. But that actually grounds.
Second, I made my living in Electrical Engineering for 17 years. For every one of those years, and years of coursework before, when I put two equal resistors in parallel, the voltage drop was halved. When I hooked up the second ground rod today, the voltage went from 2.4 kv to 2.1 kv.
Anyway, I should still be able to pound in a couple of posts tomorrow.