36" Galvanized Tension Bar
36" Galvanized Tension Bar

36" Galvanized Tension Bar

The American Fence Company

SKU: 11001

Regular price $5.28 Sale


Despite its simple appearance, a tension bar is one of the most essential components of installing a chain link fence, as it is what keeps your fence fabric rigid and secure—providing it with tension so that people and animals cannot easily remove/crawl under the fence. Please note: before installing tension bars and fabric, your fence's terminal posts need to be fitted with tension bands.

After you have installed your terminal posts, line posts, and top rails, it is time to attach the chain link fabric. When ready, unroll the fabric and stand one end of it up so that it's parallel to a terminal post. Hold the fabric in place and carefully slide a tension bar vertically through the tension bands as well as every triangular end—or "knuckle"—in the fabric. Install another tension bar on the opposite end of the fabric, using the same method. Having tension bars installed and rigged to the terminal posts will help keep the fence fabric stretched.

Two tension bars are needed for every stretch of chain link fence fabric. Install a tension bar at every end, corner, and gate post. This 36" Galvanized Tension Bar is designed for installing 3' chain link fences. It is made of rust resistant steel, which adds to the longevity of your fence.

  • Use with tension bands at each end of wire at terminal posts
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Install on a 3' fence

How the part fits? A 36” tension bar is actually 34” in length. It is designed to fit through the last weave of the chain link fabric at the point of termination.

Where is it installedA tension bar is installed at every point where you terminate your chain link fence. 

How many do you need?  You will need (1) 36” tension bar at every corner, end, and gate post. For every stretch of fence, you will need (2) total.

Once you have installed your post, framework and top rail, you will take the end of the chain link fabric and place it up to the terminal post. Start at the top of the chain link fabric and insert the tension bar down through the bands and the weave of the chain link until you get to the bottom. You will then tighten all the tension and end bands to hold the tension bar in place.