PetSafe Boundary Wire Break Locator for In-Ground Fence Systems
Problem Solved in IL
When our neighbor brought our dog, Fritz, to our front door, we knew we had a problem with our Pet-Safe in-ground fence. Investigating the problem, we discovered that after 12 years of faithful service, there was a break in the wire. We called the local Pet-Safe provider and they said they could find the break for us and they could schedule a visit for sometime next week. NEXT WEEK!?! Fritz needed his problem solved now!
I ordered this break locator from CHEWY.com on Wednesday and it arrived Friday afternoon. Watched the video on YouTube. Followed the instructions. Discovered the break under a maple tree were the expanding root system had broken the wire. It took about 15 minutes to cover 1 acre.
The Pet-Safe break locator is not a professional grade tool, but worked well for an amateur like me. It saved me a lot of money and time.
The locator uses a standard AM radio to receive two different signals sent down the two legs of the loop. The design behind the tool is great. The execution of the design gets the job done, but is sort of cheap. Also, the repair wire included in the kit is not comparable to the 18 gauge solid copper that I have installed.
Chewy.com was great in delivering the break locator quickly at a great price. The locator worked to identify the break quickly. Yes, I had to listen to the AM radio station in the 600kHz range while I searched for the break, but the product worked as promised. If you can manage the repair yourself - Buy this product. It works. Friday evening, Fritz was once again a happy dog. Free to run at will in his domain. Look out all you squirrels, Fritz is back.
August 30, 2014