Tension bands are among the most essential accessories needed for building a chain link fence. Used in conjunction with tension bars (sold separately), these curved pieces of metal imbue your fence with tension—thereby helping prevent animals and people from lifting the fabric and crawling underneath.
Attaching these tension bands is easy. They are designed for use on a fence's terminal posts (gate posts, corner posts, end posts). Slide the bands over and down the posts and space them apart evenly. Secure each band in place with a 5/16" x 1-1/4" bolt (sold separately). The bolts go through the tangs of the band.
After securing the tension bands, vertically slide a tension bar through both the bands as well as the "knuckles" at the edge of your chain link fabric. When you've done this on two terminal posts, the fabric in between can be stretched and tightened. Rust resistant and galvanized, these tension bands are built to last. Each pack comes with ten 4" tension bands.
How the part fits? A 4” tension band is designed to fit around a 4” terminal post.
Where is it installed?A 4” tension band is installed by sliding over the 4” terminal post once the post is set. Tension bands will be evenly placed on each terminal post.
How many do you need?You will need 4” tension bands for every stretch of fence. The amount of tension bands you will need per terminal post is 1 less than the height of the fence. For example, if you have a 4’ fence you will need (3) 4” Tension Bands per terminal post. There are two exceptions, if you have a 3’ or 3-1/2’ fence, you will need (3) 4” tension bands. For a full stretch of fence from terminal post to terminal post, you will need double the amount. Ex: For a stretch 4’ fence you will need (6) total 4” tension bands.
A 4” tension band is installed by sliding it over the 4” terminal post once the post is set. You will need to space the 4” tension bands evenly on the terminal post. Then you will slide the 5/16” x 1-1/4” bolt through the tangs and tighten the nut.