HogNet® 10/24/12 (also known as) HogBloc 10/24/12
Specifically designed (if properly energized) to keep feral hogs out of fields, gardens, lawns and yards. The large amount of strands in a 24" fence increases visibility in brushy locations. Good for areas with high hog pressure. Can also contain domestic pigs.
Net sets up as Pos/Neg for dry, rocky, sandy or winter soil conditions. This aids in overcoming poor soil conductivity.
Pos/Neg Fences are for dry, sandy or rocky conditions. Ideal for situations when there is too little moisture in the soil to properly ground the fence.
- 10 horizontal white and black strands (9 electrified).
- Horizontal spacings from bottom to top are: 4" 2", 2", 2", 2", 2", 2", 4", 4".
- Verticals are white plastic struts spaced 12" apart.
- Posts are 1/2" diameter PVC with a bottom metal spike that goes into the ground.
- Spikes are 6" long and 1/4" in diameter.
- Posts are spaced every 12 ft.
- Installed net is 24" tall.
- Net is supplied in 100' or 50' lengths.
- 38 Ohms of resistance per 1000'
Every net is supplied with 1 warning sign and 1 repair kit.
Each fence can be wired as a Pos/Neg fence (for dry soils) or Pos/Pos (soils damp enough to keep grass green).
#208065 - $1.38 per ft (50' roll with single spike posts).
For dry areas install as a Pos/Neg fence. Connect the energizer fence lead to the positive "+" net clip and energizer ground lead to the ground rod. Then connect a PowerLink from the negative "-" net clip to the ground rod.
For moist conditions connect both net clips together and attach energizer fence lead to net clips then attach energizer ground lead to ground rod.
Remember...netting must always be properly electrified!
Note: This is a pain barrier, not a physical barrier. If animals are scared or starved it is less likely to keep them out.
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.
Listed below are recommended optional components. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and talk to our fence consultants if there are any questions at 800-282-6631.
Fence Connectors and AccessoriesItem #201700 -
A handy repair kit that includes all of the essentials to patch tears and holes in electric net fences.$2.00
Fence Connectors and AccessoriesItem #200700 -
Replaces lost, misplaced or broken plastic caps (for posts 0.51" in diameter) on netting posts. Holds top strand of net in place so there is less sagging.$0.16
Fence Connectors and AccessoriesItem #200800 -
Clip designed for the spikes on standard netting posts. Keeps bottom black strand from sliding up and creating a gap at the bottom of the net.$0.12
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David P from Ohio
I purchased this product for typical backyard garden without traditional grass. I have my garden within an enclosed space that has wood mulch or river rocks under the fence. This prevents weeds from being in the garden and also prevents weeds from growing into the fence. However, neither rock or dry wood mulch are very good conductors, so animals standing on these during dryer times will not get much of a shock. I can prove this to myself by easily holding onto this fence when standing on the dry mulch or rocks (the single fence is connected to the Solar IntelliShock 60 Energizer Kit, which is supposed to be able to power three to five rolls of netting). Yes, there is a shock, but no, it would not discourage me from entering the garden.
That's where this specific fence design comes into play. By alternating hot and negative wires, animals typically have to hit two wires to get through (and definitely to get over) the fence. Because they are then hitting both the positive and ground, rather than the positive with a weak connection to the ground, they actually get a discouraging jolt.
This fence has worked well and my many tomatoes, bell peppers, lettuces, carrots, and watermelon have not been bothered. My yard regularly has squirrels, rabbits and raccoons near the fence, but I have never seen them inside.
The only thing that would make this fence more perfect is the spacing between the non-charged and non-negative bottom wire (it is nothing more than string). The current spacing is four inches before moving to 2 inch spacing above that. Squirrels and smaller animals can easily get under the bottom wire without touching it. To solve this, I simply buried my fence about 2 inches into the mulch and rocks. However, a fence designed similar to this without the 4 inch spacing before the first hot row would alleviate this problem. As long as you consider everything I've said, you should be able to keep any garden you have secure, no matter the ground surface it is on.
One other note- the spacing between guide posts is 12 feet. This is way too far and the fence will sag, no matter how tightly you pull it - you'll have to buy extra posts. I went with 30" posts for this 24" fence as they could be put in deeper for more support. They have held for several months now with no problems. The 24" posts that come with this fence can not be put in deep enough, so they sag and even "pop out" when the ground is too wet.
Stephanie M from Arkansas
This fencing is working spectacularly well for us! We are pasturing our hogs and move them daily. Since they were already trained to white electric fence they knew what it was and showed great respect.
One pack of extra step in posts per 100 feet is more than adequate for saggy spots. If you pull the attached spike/post against the vertical wire as you install the fence, it diminishes sagging. I am 61 year old woman and can move 200 feet of this fencing and have it ready for hogs in 15 minutes.
I am buying additional today and recommend it to other folks wanting to pasture their hogs...it sure cuts down on the feed bill.
Cathy P from Georgia
I own several of these hog fences and love them! They are light weight, making them easy to carry and set up. They are also low to the ground, making them easy to step over. I use step in posts to keep them more upright and sturdy. The key feature is the black - cold - bottom wire. Grass does not have to be cut shorter than the first hot wire, making set up easier and avoiding the nuisance of a popping fence. I recommend them highly!
Christina S from Illinois
Yes, it does sag between posts, but we have easily remedied this with cheap fiberglass step ins. Paired with a strong charger, this reliably keeps our pigs where we want them, plus it is easy to move. Am about to buy another one.
Premier1 says they want feedback on this product, but I don't see a link to provide that, so hopefully someone from Premier1 is reading this - and - hopefully this will be helpful to others.
First off - the product works - probably as well as any electric fence will do - actually better. I've been containing our domestic (Heritage - Large Black Hogs) with "HogNet" for a couple of years now. It's my fence of choice for containing sows that are about to farrow as it has a fine enough mesh to keep the piglets where they belong. I generally use this fence to contain pigs until they are big enough to contain with fewer wires strung at higher levels with fewer posts. I nspite of any negatives (below) I use and like this fence, will likely buy more of it, and DO reccomend it to others raising hogs.
Pros: Light, inexpensive, tight mesh, easy to set up, and not too high. You can step over it and since pigs live their whole lives at low levels, 42 or 48" fence is a waste of money. The fine mesh keeps in the little guys. I haven't used it in the hot/ground/hot configuration, just as an "all hot" conventional setup.
Cons: Domestic pigs WILL bury the lowest wires causing problems - especially when it rains. This is probably unvoidable as those wires need to be low to keep small piglets in.
Sag: though it is a problem with ALL "temporary" wlectric fences, because this fence is short to start out, sagging can make for a very low fence. PERHAPS if a fence is laid out with VERY straight lines, FEW corners, and lots of extra "guy wires" to hold tension, sagging can be avoided, but that's not practical in wooded areas or over irregular ground. I'D like to see the vertical spacers made of a material less likely to bend as when these verticals bend and take a "set" - they're even harder to keep upright. PERHAPS having posts with spikes at closer intervals might also help the problem.
Single Spikes: Easy to put up, but don't hold very well in loose or sandy soils. This, combined with hogs' natural behaviour of rooting mean that your fence can come down easily. I'D like to see either longer spikes or dual spikes as the other Premier1 fences use. Single spikes with little holding power make it tough to give the fence enough "tension" to keep it from sagging.
All in all, a very good product that works as advertised and may be improved by mitigating a few of the problems common to many electrified-net styles of fence.