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2" x 11 ga. x 36" Pre-Galvanized Wire (KK) - 50' Roll 2" x 11 ga. x 42" Pre-Galvanized Wire (KK) - 50' Roll 2" x 11 ga. x 48" Pre-Galvanized Wire (KK) - 50' Roll 2" x 11 ga. x 60" Pre-Galvanized Wire (KK) - 50' Roll
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Galvanized Chain Link Wire Fabric Information

Glossary

Hot-Dip Galvanization – The process in which steel is dipped into a bath of molten zinc, which then hardens to form a protective coating over the steel.Galvanizing is done to protect the steel from rust and corrosion. Zinc is what is known as a sacrificial anode, which means that it will protect the steel part even if the coating becomes scratched or chipped.

Galvanized Before Weave Wire (GBW) – Also known as Pre-Galvanized is wire that has been galvanized when it was still in the strand stage of production, before it is woven into a chain link mesh. This process results in a smooth, uniform coating with no excess zinc deposits in between the knuckles of the wire.

Galvanized After Weave Wire (GAW) – Wire that has been woven into a chain link mesh and then dipped into a bath of galvanizing zinc. GAW wire often has a thicker zinc coating than GBW wire, but it can also result in the knuckles of the chain link fabric becoming frozen in a buildup of excess zinc which can be problematic during installation. GAW wire also typically has tiny, sharp zinc icycles that are the result of runoff during the galvanization process. These icycles can scratch anybody or anything that brushes up against the fence, including pets and children.

Knuckle-Knuckle (KK) – Chain link fabric in which the top and bottom ends (ie. Selvages) are bent down into round knuckles.

Knuckle-Barb (KB)- Chain link fabric in which the top end (ie. Selvage) is twisted and the bottom end is bent down into a round knuckle.

Wire Gauge – Wire gauge is a measure of the diameter of the wire. Diameter increases as the wire gauge decreases. So, for example, a 12 gauge (.105 in.) wire is thinner than a 9 gauge (.148 in.) wire.

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About Galvanized Chain Link Wire

Galvanized chain link wire, or fabric, is a diamond patterned wire mesh that has a protective zinc coating that stops rust and corrosion. However, not all galvanized fabrics are created equal. They differ in gauge of the underlying strand and thickness of the zinc coating. Often, when you see a really low price on a roll of chain link wire, it is either because the gauge of the wire is smaller or the protective zinc coating is not as thick as competing products. A thinner galvanization layer costs much less to produce, but it also dissipates more quickly and opens up the owner to rust problems sooner. The galvanized chain link that we sell at signetfence.com is composed of commercial grade medum carbon wire that has an ASTM A 392 Specification Class I Coating of 1.2 oz. per square foot. All of the specs can be seen in the table below.

Table 2: Zinc Coated Wire Characteristics

Gauge

Nominal Coated Wire

Allowance Variable

Zinc Coated Weight, min.

Breaking Strength

Diameter

Class 1

Class 2

Minimum

inch

inch

oz/ft2

oz/ft2

lbf

6

0.192

±.005

1.2

2.0

2,170

9

0.148

±.005

1.2

2.0

1,290

11

0.120

±.005

1.2

-

850

Choosing the right gauge of galvanized chain link wire

We sell galvanized fabric in 6, 9, 11, and 11 ½ gauge. The lower the gauge, the heavier (thicker) the wire. The chart below shows the wire thickness in mm. that corresponds to each gauge. 11 and 11 ½ gauges are ideal for residential chain link installations. They are light and inexpensive, but not easily bent by hand. 9 gauge is heavy enough for commercial installations and it has a heavy duty galvanized coating on it that protects it from rust even under the harshest conditions. 6 gauge wire is reserved for heavy industrial usage as it is a very strong, heavy wire that can be difficult to install without proper equipment.

Gauge

Diameter

6 ga.

.192 in.

9 ga.

.148 in.

11 ga.

.120 in.

11.5 ga.

.113 in.

12 ga.

.106 in.

12.5 ga.

.099 in.

Note: We don’t recommend using the 12 ½ gauge wire, often sold by big home improvement centers as residential chain link, for anything other than temporary fencing. It’s very thin and can be easily bent or damaged.