PermaNet® 19/68/3 Electric Netting
Because it's so tall, insulated wire (or cable) is needed to connect the clip (at the top) to the energizer. The normal positive connection from the energizer is too short to reach the top.
These fences have electrified strands close to the ground, so weed/grass control and large energizers are needed to keep the voltage above 3000V.
- What is the difference between 19/68/3 and 12/68/6? The distance between verticals 3" vs. 6" and 19 horizontals vs 12 (reference chart below). The tighter spacings of 19/68/3 prevent smaller pests such as rabbits from entering the enclosed area.
- Effective against coyotes, most deer, bear, dogs, raccoons and livestock. PermaNet designs with verticals every 3 in. are also effective for rabbits, woodchucks, opossums, chickens, domestic ducks and geese.
- Designed to be left in one place for months. Has stronger posts with longer, thicker, steel spikes to support the net better through wind, rain and snow.
- A very good conductor. This is critical because the number of weeds contacting netting (and draining away energy from the energizer pulses) increases as days pass from spring into summer. Enhanced conductivity enables the pulse energy to be evenly distributed along the fence.
- Has string verticals. Slightly less affected by wind. Some PermaNets have verticals every 3 in. to stop small critters from crawling through them.
- 68 in. to increase the "fear factor" in animals that encounter it. It's not a fence that folks should ever try to step over!
PermaNet® 68" Comparison Chart
Double Spike (DS)
Double Spike (DS)
|Distance Between Verticals||3"||6"|
|Horizontal Strands||19 (18 conductive)||12 (11 conductive)|
|Distance Between Line Posts||10.3'||10.3'|
To InstallThe same “unroll and then unfold” process applies to all electrified nets. However, this net is heavier and post spikes are larger than our other nets (therefore more difficult to push into the soil). Because the rolls are long and heavy, installation requires 2 people. Extra line posts are usually not necessary but, due to the extra height and weight of this net, extra supports such as 11/16" FiberRods or T Posts are useful at corners, curves and ends. A steel post driver or hammer is needed to install these types of support posts. You will need a fence energizer to electrify the net. This fence, because it has so many energized wires so close to the soil and is intended to stop deer and “furry critters,” is likely to experience high weed contact. Therefore an energizer with a high joule output (preferably a plug-in unit) is best. Monitor the voltage levels. It should be above 2000 volts if the soil is moist and 3500 volts if soil is dry. If not, check the fence for energy leaks. If the fence is near trees, check it after high winds for fallen branches & debris.
We suggest installing PermaNet with two people. Why? Because of its extra weight and longer posts. It can be handled, installed and removed by one person, but having another person on each end of the posts doubles the productivity and makes it easier for both.
Pushing or stepping posts into the soil is still a one-person task. And so is pulling the posts out of the soil. But these tasks take more effort because the spikes are both larger and longer. (After all, it doesn’t work to have a strong, well-supported post without large and long spikes.)
Weeds must be controlled for PermaNet to remain effective. Either move and mow as needed during the growing season, or spray herbicide along the bottom strand to kill the vegetation. If you can’t do this, PermaNet may not be the right fence for you.
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Electric fence is a pain barrier, not a physical barrier. A common mistake is not electrifying it. Animals may escape or become entangled (and may die). On a % basis, entanglement is very rare, but it can and does occur. If animals are scared or starved it will not keep them in. The first time you put the animals in the net, you should be available to watch them for a while. That way if one were to get into the fence and get caught, you can turn the power off and get them loose.
Warning! Due to risk of fire, do NOT use continuous output energizers with electric netting or electro-plastic conductors such as rope, twine or tape. Use only with a low or wide impedance intermittent pulse energizer. (Fi-Shock™ brand energizers which are sold as low impedance, continuous current output should NOT be used with electric netting.) All energizers sold on Premier’s website use an intermittent pulse and are suitable for use with electric netting.
Dry conditions and wintertime usage may reduce the effectiveness of electric fencing. Ice and heavy snow can flatten netting and thereby damage it.
Dry or frozen ground may cause post spikes to bend or break if inserted with force. Pilot holes may be needed. We recommend using drivable or single spike posts in hard soils. Double spike posts provide more stability when the ground is soft.