Brace Bands are a critical part of every permanent chain link fence installation. They provide a mounting point for the horizontal bracing framework as needed for each section of fencing. Each brace band is designed to work with a Carriage Bolt (CB516114) that mounts through each side of the band. The square shape of the bolt holes allows for the square shape of the head of a carriage bolt to stay in a fixed position and allow a hex nut to be tightened on the other side. The hot dip galvanized finish on each brace band provides added longevity necessary for any outdoor fence. Hot dip galvanized bands are designed to withstand the elements of frigid and brutal weather for +25 years.
The two most common ways to find the size needed is as follows:
-If you are trying to measure the size of a band you already have. Pinch the two ends of the band together and measure the INSIDE of the band.
-If you have the post you are going to mount the band, simply measure the OUTSIDE of the post.
Where do I find the brace band on my fence, where does it go?
Brace bands can most often be found in 1 of 3 places, if not all three. They will be on the bottom of each terminal post, the top of each terminal post, or mounted on a line post that has a horizontal or diagonal pipe braced between it and a terminal post. When in doubt as to where the brace band goes on your fence remember the name, "Brace Band." You can find a brace band anywhere your fence has bracing (in theory).
How do I attach the brace band to my chain link fence?
Brace bands can be slid over the top of a post and mounted in place by inserting a carriage bolt and tightening it with a hex nut and ratchet.
How do I attach a brace band to my chain link fence that already has other items mounted to it?
Brace bands can be bent open with a pair of pliers or by hand (depending on the person). Simply open grab each end of the brace band and apply pressure in a pulling motion. Once open, wrap the band around the post at the desired location. Next, squeeze the two ends back together, by hand or with pliers. Insert a carriage bolt and tighten.
What mounts to a brace band?
Brace bands support the bracing framework in every section of fencing. Most often rail ends, tension or barbed wire are mounted with a brace band.