The Conversion System for Shorter Fences will allow you to add up to 3' overall to the height of your existing fence... Now you can use Purrfect Fence to Cat-Proof your fence or wall even if it is only 3' high!
The Conversion System for Shorter Fences will convert your shorter fence into a escape-proof fence for cats. The kits includes Cat-Proofer spring-loaded arms, extender for each arm, the associated mounting brackets and a 6' tall roll of fence based on the size of kit you choose.
Keep in mind that every fence is different and there are no universally followed guidelines for post spacing, height, materials used,etc. A 50ft kit is designed for the average 50 linear feet of fence. 100 ft kit is designed for an average 100 linear feet of fence. A 200 ft kit is designed for the average 200 linear feet of fence. If you have gates, turns, short or long spans between posts then you may find that you need more or less components than comes with the kit. If in doubt, contact us first!
The extension tubes are made of thick 14 gauge steel (an arm set as high as possible on an extension tube can hold well over 50lbs). The scrunched end of the extension tube slides inside of the leg of the Conversion System Arms. The included high-strength epoxy bonds the pieces together. Once glued up, the extended arms slide into two mounting plates spaced a minimum of 4" apart secured to your fence posts with the top mounting plate set as high as possible on your post. Slide the arm to be at the desired height, tighten a set screw on each plate and your arm is secured to your post. Repeat this for all your posts and the fence material is ready to install.
Please note: If the fence is chain link, decorative aluminum or other metal picket fence you will need U-Bolts to secure the mounting bracket to the posts. You can use only one U-Bolt per bracket with this system so purchase one set of U-Bolts per post.
|Existing Shorter Fence Conversion System||50 Foot Kit||100 Foot Kit||150 Foot Kit||200 Foot Kit||250 Foot Kit||300 Foot Kit||350 Foot Kit||400 Foot Kit||450 Foot Kit||500 Foot Kit||550 Foot Kit||600 Foot Kit|
|Spring Loaded Arms||6||12||18||24||30||36||42||48||54||60||66||72|
|3 Ring Universal Mounting Brackets||12||24||36||48||60||72||84||96||108||120||132||144|
|6' 600lbs Break Strength Mesh||50 Feet||100 Feet||150 Feet||200 Feet||250 Feet||300 Feet||350 Feet||400 Feet||450 Feet||500 Feet||550 Feet||600 Feet|
|UV Rated Ties (bags)||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10||11||12|
|Arm to Wall/Structure Hardware||2 Sets||2 Sets||2 Sets||2 Sets||4 Sets||4 Sets||4 Sets||4 Sets||4 Sets||4 Sets||4 Sets||4 Sets|
|Written Installation Instructions||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
*Fasteners for holding hardware to building/home are not included. Fasteners should be chosen based on the type of material covering the building (wood screw, masonry screw, etc.)
-The above table applies to orders placed after 12/26/19.
Items of note when planning your order/layout:
-Each existing fence is unique! The maximum span between arms is 12-14 feet. 8-10 Feet is preferred. Count and measure the distance between your posts to ensure that your chosen kit will cover your fence layout.
- Keep in mind that our Existing Fence Conversion System for Shorter Fences will provide up to 36" inches of additional height from wherever the upper mounting bracket is secured. So, if the bracket is mounted at the top of a 4FT fence, then the finished Purrfect Fence height can be as tall as 7FT. This is adjustable and can be set at any height you prefer between 12" and 36" above where the uppermost mounting bracket is secured.
- Our patented system works by forcing your cat(s) to climb up the fence which activates the spring-loaded arm from the bottom if they are able to reach the top (most are not.) So, for maximum effectiveness, it is important that the finished height of your Purrfect Fence be tall enough so your cat cannot simply leap over it. For most domestic cats the minimum finished height (measured from the ground to the tip of the Purrfect Fence extension) we recommend is 6FT, though we prefer it to be taller when possible. Even so, we have had customers tell us it was effective for their cat(s) at shorter heights. However, higher is always better and may be necessary if your particular cat or cat breed is capable of leaping higher than the average healthy and athletic (domestic shorthair) cat.
-Gates in your fence line require special consideration. Read below for more information on gate planning and installation.
Gates need to be considered separately for your layout plan. Each gate in your existing fence is likely to need additional components depending on the location and operation.Inward Swinging Gate
Many inward swinging gates require 1-2 extra arm/bracket(s) per gate. Your situation may vary. If you have any questions please contact us.
Outward Swinging Gate
Many outward swinging gates require 2-3 extra arm/bracket(s) per gate. Your situation may vary. If you have any questions please contact us.
Went up easy on existing deck fencing....I have 4 cats in an urban setting, and the fencing system allowed me to create safe outdoor space for my cats to enjoy...added bonus is that it keeps other cats off my deck...great system...thanks!!!
I now have peace of mind. I can leave my yard door open without having to check on my cats every 5 minutes. Well worth the cost.
So the first thing that Felix did was to head for the corner that he escaped from. He looked up at the Purfectfence and without hesitation lunged for the top of the block wall which is about 4 feet above the based of the raised garden. As he got to his escape point he hit the top of the Purfectfence. Not knowing quite what to make of his predicament, he held his position for about 4 or 5 seconds and then released himself from the fence grid and returned to his launch point. Subsequently, he has avoided the escape location and now occasionally just looks up at the Purfectfence. In my humble opinion, I think the Purfectfence worked perfectly.
The components appear to be of quality construction. The included mounting brackets can be adapted to many different installation configurations, I had several to deal with for my 500' installation. The netting can be a bit cumbersome to deal with for long stretches of fence, but it is lightweight and the zip-tie attachments are simple. One minor complaint: The epoxy joint between the arm and the extension pole is a weak point and let loose on some of the brackets with slight tension when installing the netting. I would prefer a solid piece, or at least a set screw similar to the bracket. Overall, however, it is definitely worth the investment!
I installed the Existing fence conversion system for shorter fence to my 48" tall vinyl coated chain link fence by myself over a 3-day weekend. I have two gates and installed nearly 200 linear feet of fence that weekend. I have a lot of trees, so most if the first dat was spent with my chain saw clearing limbs and whatnot along the fence line. My least favorite part was the corners because the 2 & 1/2 inch U-bolts for round fence posts are so wide that they are almost too wide for the mounting bracket, so I tried attaching the corner brackets by drilling into post and attaching with screws, but the fence posts are hollow metal cylinders, so... usually what worker best was a hybrid of U-bolts and screws. I also have several trees growing along the fence line, so in addition to trimming limbs, I had to get creative with the netting at the "tree meets fence" sections of the extension system. That being said, once I got it installed and plugged all the gaps along the bottom where the existing fence was too high and my cat was squeezing out underneath, my little "Houdini" (not her name, but... she was quite the escape artist) has not been able to escape the fence. I have an elderly dog who loves her fenced back yard and doggie door, and now she can enjoy her freedom and so can the cats, and I don't have to worry about anyone escaping and getting hit by a car or eaten by coyotes any more! This product definitely works at keep cats corralled! And DIY installation is definitely doable if you're a bit handy. I do a lot of DIY (flooring, light fixtures, cabinetry, painting, etc.), so the fence wasn't too daunting. The only thing about installation (besides the 2 & 1/2 inch U-bolts barely fitting on the brackets was that the installation instructions did not tell you what to do with the set screws. I figured it out when I put the 1st pole in a bracket and it slid to the ground, but I had to go searching in the parts for something to keep the pole from s...
My kitten has been out in the yard for maybe a couple of months, has not gotten out and I don't believe any other animals have tried to get in. Fence was fairly easy to install and looks pretty good. I appreciate all the help I received in designing my layout and list of part needed to complete my design. Thanks!