Steel Wire with a 9 gauge (wire thickness) is the standard gauge for most projects. Heavier and lighter gauge options are available depending on the project requirements. A heavier 6 gauge is used for many sports applications such as backstops and batting cages or a high security application for a prison.
Mesh Sizes - Various mesh sizes (opening in the fence fabric) are available. The most common is the 2" mesh. The 1" mesh is popular on higher security projects.
Allegheny Fence utilizes 20 or 40 weight pipe (posts and top (or bottom) rails. The pipe can be galvanized or vinyl coated (to match the vinyl fabric choice). See ASTM F1043
Pipe Diameters - Standard Pipe diameters are available for the height of the fence chosen. Your Allegheny Fence representative will recommend the proper diameters for your project.
Pipe Thickness - Allegheny Fence utilizes three different pipe thicknesses
Allegheny Fence uses high strength galvanized pipe per ASTM F1043 Group 1C (40 weight) or group 1C-L (20 weight).
Pipe Coating - Galvanized pipe would be used with either the galvanized or aluminum coated fence fabric. The vinyl coating pipe is offered with a PVC or Polyester coating.
20 Weight Fence Framework (pdf)
40 Weight Pipe Framework (pdf)
Chain Link Reference Guide Master Halco (pdf)
Chain Link Windload Guide 2016 (pdf)
Security Fencing Recommendations CLFMI (pdf)
Vinyl Chain Link Fence Stephen's Pipe (pdf)