Advice on buying used Premier1 Electric Poultry Netting Kit

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by farmgirlroots, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. farmgirlroots

    farmgirlroots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been doing some research and reading of other posts on the Premier1 electrified poultry netting, and I just found one locally on Craigslist that I was contemplating. I've never set up electric fencing before. The ad states:

    "100 ft. electric poultry netting from Premier1 (double spike), and a solar charger/battery kit, (plus 2 additional posts for extra support). Paid over $400 new. Used for two seasons."

    They are getting rid of it because they now have a permanent fence and don't need the moveable one any longer. What, if anything, do I need to be aware for potential issues of a used set and what questions should I be asking the seller? The seller is also asking for offers to be made and hasn't named a price, so I'm not even sure what would be an appropriate offer?
     
  2. JackE

    JackE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check out the link below and look at the cost for new. The solar charger alone goes for over $300 new. I have Premier's 110VAC charger for my fence. Costs less than half that.
    As far as a used fence goes, Hopefully the battery still holds a charge. As for the netting. Hopefully it was stored properly. I have read where mice love to chew on it, if they can get to it when it's folded up and put away.
    I have 600' of PermaNet from Premier. I started with 300', I liked the way it worked for me, so I got 300' more. It was very easy to set up. The stakes for the PermaNet are closer together, which helps prevent the fence from sagging.
    If the fence you are looking at is in good shape, and the charger is good, and you can get it for $200-250, That's probably a good deal. Then you can just add more fence to expand your empire.
    Jack


    http://www.premier1supplies.com/fencing.php?mode=detail&fence_id=96
     
  3. farmgirlroots

    farmgirlroots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just so I completely understand... The solar kit usually comes with a battery and I need to make sure that battery still holds a charge. If it does not, will I have to replace the whole solar kit or can the battery be replaced separately? May seem like a dumb question but when looking at the website I ultimately end up overwhelmed by the different options. Not ever setting up an electric fence much of it is like reading a foreign language for me!
     
  4. thomasboyle

    thomasboyle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, you can replace the battery separately from the charger. If you can use a plug in charger, I would go that route. I have one, and it costs pennies a day to operate - it is only on for a tiny fraction of a second each second. You don't have to worry about charging the battery, making sure the solar panel is working etc. I run my charger off of an extension cord - it draws a total of 50 watts when operating. I bought my net fence and connecting wires (look like little jumper cables) from Premier, but picked up a charger and ground rod at Tractor Supply.
     

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