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TITLE: How many tension wires should be pulled in a fence?

Hello everyone, I'm Marco from Fenceshop, our ecommerce for fence products. Today we want to address a commonly asked question: how many tension wires should be pulled in a fence? Although there is no fixed rule, we can provide some useful guidelines to help you make the right decision.

Distribution of Tension Wires

The general rule is to distribute the tension wires at a distance of about 50-70 centimeters apart along the height of the fence. For fences up to 2 meters in height, which are the most common, we can follow this rule. For taller heights, such as sports fences, the distribution changes, but we'll discuss that later.

Standard Height Fences

For fences with heights of 1 meter, 1.20, 1.50, 1.80, and 2 meters, we recommend using three tension wires: one at the top, one in the middle, and one at the bottom. This allows for a distance of 50-70 centimeters between the wires, ensuring stability and resistance. If the fence is 2 meters high, you might consider adding a fourth tension wire for added security.

Shorter Height Fences

For fences of shorter height, such as 60 and 80 centimeters, the situation is slightly different. Even though two tension wires might seem sufficient, we still recommend using three wires to ensure greater stability. Specifically, for a height of 80 centimeters, pulling three tension wires is always a good idea, while for 60 centimeters, two wires can be used, but be aware that a third wire would provide greater security.

Sports and Tall Fences

For taller fences, like those used in sports facilities, it's important to increase the density of tension wires in the lower part of the fence. The lower part of the fence is more subject to stress, such as impacts and ball hits, so having more closely spaced tension wires is essential. As you go higher, the distance between the wires can increase, reducing the number of wires in the upper part.

Final Considerations

Imagine pulling tension wires or steel cables every 50 centimeters for a fence 6-8 meters high. In sports fields, where stresses are greater, the wires and posts can cause wear to the mesh over time. It's important to find a balance between the number of tension wires and the need to keep the mesh as unrestricted as possible in the upper part.


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