60" Black Tension Bar
The American Fence Company
The 60" Black Tension Bar is a necessary component in building a 5' chain link fence. In addition to boasting great longevity and rust resistance, this accessory is essential for creating tautness in chain link fabric. Without tautness, the fabric will have loose ends and weak zones through which intruders and animals can slip. Households with children and pets need sturdy, impervious chain link fences fitted with chain link fence tension bars.
First, set up all your terminal posts, line posts, and top rails. Fit them with tension bands (sold separately). Unroll your chain link fabric and stand one end against a terminal post. Run a tension bar vertically through the bands as well as the end "knuckles" of the fabric. Repeat the process on the opposite end of the fabric using another terminal post.
As mentioned above, the 60" Black Tension Bar is made of rust resistant material. It features black vinyl coating.
- Rust resistant
- For a 5’ chain link fence
- Black vinyl coating
How the part fits? A 60" tension bar is actually 58” 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) 60” 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.