- Professional Quality - Heavier Gauge Steel & Higher Quality Zinc Coating Than Bargain Pipe Sold at Many Retailers
- Perfect for Residential Grade Chain Link Fencing Projects - Light Weight, Yet Strong & Durable
- Wide Variety of Sizes & Lengths to Meet Your Project's Requirements
- Swedged Lengths for Easy Top Rail Assembly
- Hot Dip Galvanized Coating Protects Against Rust
.065" wall thickness tubing for chain link posts, top rail, gate frames, & other uses. This pipe is most often used in residential chain link fencing and it features high strength and durability given its light weight and relatively low cost. .065 tubing is made from 16 gauge steel that has been hot-dip galvanized with a zinc coating that protects against rust & corrosion for many years.
As a general guideline, residential fences use 1-3/8" top rail, 1-5/8" or 2" line posts, and 2" or 2-1/2" terminal posts, depending on the height of the fence. If you are planning to use privacy inserts in your chain link fence, consider upgrading to a heavier wall post, like SF20, to account for the increased wind load on the fence.
Our .065" wall tubing has numerous other uses in addition to chain link fence posts and framework:
- Kennel Panel Frames
- Temporary Fence Panel Frames
- Construction Fencing
- Greenhouse Skeletons
- Deer Fencing
- Party Tents
|Tube Size (O.D)||1-3/8"||1-5/8"||2"||2-1/2"|
|Actual Size (O.D)||1-3/8"||1-5/8"||1-7/8"||2-3/8"|
|Available Heights||10.5', 21', 24'||5.5' 6', 6.5', 7', 7.5', 21'||5.5', 6', 6.5', 7', 7.5', 8', 21', 24'||5.5', 6', 6.5', 7', 7.5', 8', 8.5', 21', 24'|
|Steel Gauge||16 ga.||16 ga.||16 ga.||16 ga.|
|Weight per Foot||.86 lbs||1.1 lbs||1.29 lbs||1.62 lbs|
|Finish||Hot Dip Galvanized||Hot Dip Galvanized||Hot Dip Galvanized||Hot Dip Galvanized|
|Typical Use||Chain Link Top Rail, Gate Frames||Chain Link Posts, Top Rail, Gate Frames||Chain Link Posts, Top Rail||Chain Link Posts|
Generally, the thicker the pipe, the heavier the zinc coating will be, which means a longer life of the steel without rust. So, .065 wall thickness posts will typically last longer than .035" or .055" wall thickness post due to a heavier zinc coating, which is why we don't recommend going any lighter than .065" for your chain link fence; the lighter posts will get the job done and look ok for a couple of years, but they will eventually start to sag and corrode, turning your long term investment into a money sink that needs frequent repair or replacement.
WHAT IS SWEDGED CHAIN LINK PIPE?
Swedged pipe has one end that is tapered down to a diameter small enough to fit into the inside of another pipe of the same size. For example, the swedged end of a 1-3/8" pipe will fit into the standard end of a 1-3/8" pipe. This is usually done so that the pipes can be fit together continuously and seamlessly. In chain link fencing, swedged pipe is typically used for top rail, where the rail runs in one continuous line the length of the fence. For that reason, swedged rail is usually only sold in full lengths of pipe - 21' and 24' long. If your pipe is not swedged, then you would need a sleeve to join your two unswedged rails together.
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I recently purchased 30 pieces of 2"OD X 7ft Fence posts to be used as parallel horizontal deck railing, 6 pieces each spaced vertically about 5-1/2" center to center with a wooden top cap. I think it will work nicely for my project and way by far the least expensive option compared to Steel pipe or metal conduit and feels very sturdy. I would imagine this product would fair well as its intended us also (fencing frame), overall the price/quality/customer service was great!