- Class III Galvanized Tension Wire
- Marcelled "Springs" Maintain Tension When Wire Is Stretched
- Use as Top or Bottom Wire to Connect Fabric & Maintain Tightness
Our 7 gauge, marcelled tension wire is used for commercial applications where a heavy gauge bottom, and/or, top wire is needed to secure the fence. The "springs" in the wire help it to stay tight, once stretched, so that it doesn't hang loose and sloppy. When used as a bottom wire, this tension wire will help stop intruders (animal or human) from lifting the bottom of the fence up and crawling under it. When used instead of top rail at the top of the fence, tension wire makes the fence much more difficult to climb and is more economical than top rail. It is used effectively in security applications with barbed wire and/or razor ribbon.
For residential applications that don't require a heavy gauge wire, use a straight utility wire as your bottom wire instead of this 7 gauge marcelled tension wire.
|Tension Wire Size
|Commercial Chain Link Fences
Tension wire is typically installed using brace bands. Install and tighten your brace band on one end of the fence and then weave your tension wire around the carriage bolt in the brace band and twist it on itself 3-4 times. Roll out your tension wire to the other terminal post and use a wire grip and come-a-long to stretch it tight. Even when tight, you should still see the crimps in the marcelled wire, otherwise, you have tightened it too much. Repeat the process of running your tension wire through the brace band, around the carriage bolt, and twisting it on itself 3-4 times. Use fence ties to tie the tension wire to the line posts. Use hog rings to attach the chain link fabric to the tension wire.