Replacing broken wire is time-consuming and frustrating...our wire is thicker and stronger than the wire you will find in any Retail or Online store and has proven to be extremely durable in any climate - even above ground.
Our PROFESSIONAL GRADE heavy duty polyethylene coated 20 gauge solid copper core boundary wire is a specialty product and cannot be found in any pet or hardware store! We recommend upgrading your wire to ours if you are installing above ground or in rocky soil, have a lot of fast growing tree roots or just want the added security of an extra heavy duty wire - designed to last a lifetime!
Boundary wire can be used with any pet containment system.
Use this guide to determine how much wire you need to enclose your yard. These figures are estimates, based on typical layouts. You may need more wire if you're doing interior loops to boundary off gardens, swimming pools or other protected areas.
To Cover This Size Area You Need This Amount of Wire:
1/3 Acre -500 Feet
1/2 Acre -600 Feet
1 Acre -1000 Feet
2 Acres -1300 Feet
3 Acres -1500 Feet
4 Acres -1800 Feet
5 Acres -2000 Feet
For larger areas, use the following formula: Multiply the total acreage by 43,560- i.e. 10 acres x 43,560 = 435,600
Find the square root of the above number - square root of 435,600 = 660 (this is the length of each side of a 10 acre area that is square in shape.
Even if your area is not square, if you multiply this number by four, this is the approximate length of the four sides of a 10 acre area.)
Therefore, one would need approximately 2,640 feet of wire to enclose the perimeter of a 10 acre area. You will need additional wire to run from the transmitter to the perimeter and/or for any interior loops, etc.