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Hoover Fence Co. and
Hoover Enterprises
4521 Warren Rd.
Newton Falls, OH 44444
Phone: (330)358-2335
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Chain Link Tension Wire
Aluminum and Aluminized

Tension wire may be used for a variety of applications. It is commonly used as a bottom tension wire on chain link fences and serves both structural and aesthetic purposes. Bottom wire helps prevent animals and people from 'pushing' their way underneath a fence. It will not prevent an animal from digging underneath a fence, however may help discourage this behavior. Tension wire may be retrofitted on to existing fences. Wire would be stretched on outside and slid up under the bottom of the fence. We recommend bottom wire on all chain link fences, especially vinyl coated chain link since it tends to be more elastic in nature. Bottom wire is also recommended on all chain link fences installed for security purposes. Tension wire is occasionally used in lieu of top rail on a chain link fence. This cuts down on costs significantly and may make the fence more difficult to climb. Be sure to brace and truss all terminal connections if tension wire is to be used in place of top rail to prevent terminal posts from 'pulling'. Tension wire is sold in 1000' rolls, weighs about 100 lbs. Available in all aluminum or aluminized. We recommend the all aluminum for a longer life, especially when installing an all aluminum fence. The all aluminum wire is made of 6064-T94 alloy with a .192" diameter. The aluminized wire has a steel core.

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Aluminum Tension Wire

Tension Wire

Code Size Price View Cart
CL-TW-AL 6 Gauge
All Aluminum
1000' Roll
$ Add To Cart
CL-TW-AZ 7 Gauge
1000' Roll
$ Add To Cart


Note: Items are custom fabricated and for that reason, once an order is placed, orders cannot be altered or cancelled. Items are not non-returnable.

Note: These photos are for demonstration purposes only, actual size and design may vary slightly.

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