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Painless Way To Cross Barbed Wire
Seven-year-old farm boy Allan Campbell, Tilston, Manitoba, won a $25 prize for this idea which he sent to the Canadian farm magazine GRAINEWS.
"We have an electric barbed wire fence that my Dad has to go through all the time to get to the barnyard from our house. My Grandfather came up with the idea of covering the wires with plastic hose. He used 3-ft. pieces of 1 1/4-in. plastic hose (rubber would work as well), split them lengthwise, and then slipped them over the wires. It eliminates shocks and, when the electricity is turned off, protects us from the barbs," says Alan.

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1988 - Volume #12, Issue #4