Galvanized steel fence ties are used in securing chain link fabric to the framework of a chain link fence (vertical line posts, horizontal top rail, and gate framework). Ties are critical in cyclone fencing because they mount the fabric in place, making sure no one can push through the fence or pull-up the bottom/top of the fencing fabric.
Hooking the end of the fence tie onto the top or bottom of the chain link fence by using fencing pliers, wrap the tie around the fence posts, top rail, or framework, and twist the long end of the tie around the other side of the chain link fence mesh - finishing in a "C" shape.
There are various lengths and gauges to choose from when selecting the right fence ties for your application. The following Gauge & Size Charts act as a general guide for most common fence tie practices.
|Fence Application||Recommended Thickness (Gauge)|
|Residential Fence||12 GA|
|Commercial Fence||11 GA|
|Industrial Fence||9 GA|
9 GA ties are commonly used in commercial or industrial applications, as they are thicker and more secure, harder to undo. 11 GA is more commonly used in residential installations, while 12 GA material is often used in temporary or construction site applications.
Pipe Outside Diameter (in.)
|Recommended Length (in.)|
|1 3/8" to 1 5/8"||6 1/2"|
|1 7/8" to 2 3/8"||7 1/2" or 8"|
|2 7/8"||9 1/2"|
|3 1/2" - 4"||13"|
*NOTE, it is always recommended to check with customers, authorities, city code/specs, etc. on if any preset standard is set.