PermaNet® 19/68/3 Electric Netting
- 19 horizontal strands
- 68 in. tall
- String verticals every 3 in.
- Posts (built-in) every 8 ft., .75" dia.
- Post spikes (DS): .31" dia., 7" long.
- Effective against coyotes, most deer, bear, dogs, raccoons and livestock. PermaNet designs with verticals every 3 in. are also effective for rabbits, woodchucks, opossoms, 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!
The process is the same as for all electrified netting (unroll, unfold, insert the post by stepping on the double-spiked foot, hand-tension, etc.). 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 support posts (steel T posts or large fiberglass rods) will be needed at every corner, curve and ends. A steel post driver or hammer is needed to install these types of support posts.
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.
Weed contact will build up over time and reduce the pulse energy available to deer. So it’s necessary to spray herbicide in a strip 8 in. wide along the net to stop vegetation growing into the fence. Do this as needed. If you’re not willing to do this, PermaNet may disappoint.
Use only with a low or wide impedance intermittent pulse energizer. Warning! Do NOT use continuous output energizers with electric netting due to risk of fire. (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.
Dry or frozen ground many cause the NetPost spikes to bend or break if inserted with force. Pilot holes may be needed.
We offer many fences to fit your situation, including different heights and lengths, multiple colors, drivable posts and positive/negative options for dry soils. Questions? Call our fence consultants at
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.