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Post  tred1956 on 4/24/2016, 7:56 pm

Hi,
 Just finished my first raised bed at my new home. It is 4 ft x 8 ft and about24 inches deep. Dogs wanted to play in it so to keep peace in the neighborhood (instead of shooting) I constructed a 2 foot high electric fence. Charger is housed in the red building, switch below turns it on. I am much too old and clumsy to step over while on. The watering grid has four holes per square. A 4 ft x 6 ft will go between charger and existing bed. Water line will be hard plumbed to replace  hose and power will be buried to replace extension cord. Planted the tomatoes and peppers last night about 10 PM. Son helped build it all and he want to help plant. Hope to post pictures below. Got the pictures uploaded but one is on it's side. How do I or can it be fixed. GOT IT FIXED cheers

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Post  bigdogrock on 4/24/2016, 8:04 pm

That is fantastic!
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Post  ralitaco on 4/24/2016, 9:04 pm

Doug, that bed looks nice. I just hope you turn off that fence when you go to harvest...wouldn't want you bending over to reach in and having your back end hit the wire.

I like the watering grid. It looks like it has really good coverage. I know some folks on the forum couldn't get the water to come out evenly. What size holes did you drill? What is it connected to, just a garden spigot?

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Post  countrynaturals on 4/24/2016, 9:18 pm

Your watering system is AWESOME! 
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Post  tred1956 on 4/24/2016, 9:34 pm

Hi,
 My son is the electrician and the first thing I insisted on was a switch to turn fence off with. I am to old to back into hot fence . I used a 1/16 inch drill bit. Just eyeballed location, but put them angling toward center of square at approximately 45 degrees.Eight holes water each square. It will eventually be plumbed in to water system, but now is just hooked to a garden spigot.

Doug
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Post  Kelejan on 4/24/2016, 9:46 pm

Nicely done.  Handy having and electrician in the family.  Good thinking having an off switch, providing you don't forget to turn it off. Very Happy
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Post  tred1956 on 4/24/2016, 10:09 pm

Even at my age , I bet I won't forget but ONCE No 

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Post  CitizenKate on 4/24/2016, 11:48 pm

Looks great, Doug! After seeing this, I may have to take another stab at a pvc watering grid. I attempted it twice last year, and failed miserably.
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Post  sanderson on 4/25/2016, 5:50 am

Looks great!

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Post  CapeCoddess on 4/25/2016, 3:55 pm

countrynaturals wrote:Your watering system is AWESOME! 
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Would love to see more footage of it... like the hook up outside the box.

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Post  tred1956 on 4/25/2016, 6:18 pm

Hi,
 Electric fence house got final coat of paint and trim work today. Raised bed itself is made of 6x6 and 2x6 boards three course of each, most of one side is below ground. Ground was plowed and amended  before placing bed on it and filling with the GOOD STUFF. Also posting a few more pictures. Hose screws into PVC pipe. Will be buried and permanently plumbed later as will extension cord be replaced with buried permanent wire. Bottom picture shows insulators I use for fence wire. Each corner has a loop twisted then pin inserted, makes it easy to tighten wire if it sags.  Finally coming together

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 4/25/2016, 6:36 pm

Dang!  Nice bed, setup, etc!  Love it!  And the watering sitch is amazing!  Welcome aboard, Doug, you have got it goin' on!  Might owe your kid the electrician a 'mater or 2


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Post  trolleydriver on 4/25/2016, 6:45 pm

Wow! Wow! Wow! 

What a nice set up. First prize ribbon for sure!
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Post  sanderson on 4/25/2016, 9:03 pm

Wish I could see the photos. For some reason I can't. ?? Photo bucket problem?

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