48" Black Tension Bar
The American Fence Company
While it maybe appear to be nothing more than a narrow slat of steel, the 48" Black Tension Bar is actually vital to the efficient construction of a 4' chain link fence. For it is this bar—used in conjunction with tension bands (sold separately)—that provide your fence fabric with the tautness needed for security. Without the proper tension, your fence fabric will hang loosely, allowing people and animals to crawl under and to the other side. For homes with kids and children, having an efficiently installed fence is an absolute must.
Install the 48" Black Tension Bar occurs after the successful installation of your top rails, line posts, and terminal posts. Once your posts have been fitted with tension bands, unroll your chain link fabric and stand one end of it against a terminal post. Slide the tension bar vertically through the tension bands and, at the same time, through the "knuckles" at the edge of the fabric. Use the same method to secure the opposite end of the fabric to the next terminal post. The tension provided by the bands and the bars will stretch the fabric, providing the tautness you need.
A tension bar needs to be installed at every gate, corner, and end post. This 48" tension bar features black vinyl coating. It is highly rust resistant.
- For a 4’ chain link fence
- Black vinyl coating
- Superior corrosion resistance
How the part fits? A 48” tension bar is actually 46” in length. It is designed to fit through the last weave of the chain link fabric at the point of termination.
Where is it installed? A tension bar is installed at every point where you terminate your chain link fence.
How many do you need? You will need (1) 48” tension bar at every corner, end, and gate post. For every stretch of fence, you will need (2) total.
Once you have installed your post, framework and top rail, you will take the end of the chain link fabric and place it up to the terminal post. Start at the top of the chain link fabric and insert the tension bar down through the bands and the weave of the chain link until you get to the bottom. You will then tighten all the tension and end bands to hold the tension bar in place.