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48" Galvanized Tension Bar
48" Galvanized Tension Bar

48" Galvanized Tension Bar

The American Fence Company

SKU: 11003

Regular price $3.54 Sale

When it comes to building chain link fences, that old saying —"appearance can be deceiving"—is occasionally true. This 48" Galvanized Tension Bar might appear to be nothing more than a thin sheet of metal, but it is actually an essential fitting for providing the tension needed for a strong fence. Please note: Before installing tension bars into your chain link fabric, verify that your fence's terminal posts have been fitted with tension bands.

Once all terminal posts (again, with tension bands installed), line posts, and top rails have been installed, it is time to attach the chain link fabric to your fence. To do so, unroll the fabric and stand up one end up against the nearest terminal post. While holding the fabric in place, carefully slide the tension bar vertically through all of the tension bands—as well as the "knuckles" at the end of your fabric. Do the same with the next terminal post at the opposite end of the fabric. The tension provided by the bands and bars will stretch your fabric, thereby preventing humans and animals from simply lifting the chain link and crawling under.

Two tension bars are required for each stretch of chain link fabric. Install a bar at every corner, end, and gate post. This 48" Galvanized Tension Bar is designed for 4' chain link fences. It is made of galvanized steel, which allows for superior rust resistance. Having this tension bar will not only increase the strength of your fence but also boost its longevity.

  • Use with tension bands at each end of wire at terminal posts
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Install on a 4' fence

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 installedA 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.