Ties are, "J" formed pieces of metal wire. They play a critical role in the installation of chain link wire mesh fencing. Installers use ties to secure the chain link fencing mesh to the fence, "framework." The framework in a fence is the combination of end posts, corner posts, line posts, and horizontal pipes, all of the elements needed to frame out a chain link fence job; the horizontal pipes are called the top rail, bottom rail, or mid-rail (middle rail).
What is the difference in quality between Galvanized Steel Ties vs. Aluminum Ties?
Aluminum fence ties can be manipulated easier than ties with a galvanized steel core.
What is top rail in chain link, cyclone, and metal fencing?
Top rail is the horizontal pipe that runs between fence posts in chain link, ornamental, PVC, Aluminum, and other types of fencing.
What value or benefit does top rail add to a fence?
Chain link fencing top rails add additional strength, security, and precision.
|Post Size (OD)||Recommended Tie Size|
|1 3/8" - 1 5/8"||6 1/2"|
|1 7/8" - 2 3/8"||8 1/4"|
|2 7/8"||9 1/2"|
|3 1/2" - 4"||13"|