Fence Basics

Terms:

Break Strength: Force needed to break a specific wire sample
Galvanization: Process used on steel when it has been immersed in molten zinc and is covered with a zinc alloy that is resistance to rust
Gauge: Wire gauge (abbreviated GA) describes the weight and size of the wire. The larger the number, the smaller the wire
Line Wires: Horizontal wires
Pullout: Distance, in inches, between the vertical stay wires
Stay Wires: Vertical wires
Tensile Strength: Force needed to pull one square inch of steel apart, measured in pounds per square inch (PSI)
Yield Strength: Force beyond which the steel will not go back to its initial length

What is the difference in knots?

Red Brand Fence Knots
Many heavy-gauge wire fence styles are made by "tying" sections of wire together with knots. Red Brand Fence uses three types of knots, each with a specific advantage.

 

Monarch Knot Monarch Knot
The Monarch® Knot acts as a hinge that gives under pressure, then allows the fence to spring back into shape.
Square Deal Knot Square Deal Knot
The construction of the Square Deal® Knot prevents Red Brand fence from buckling or sagging. It provides extra strength and rigidity with flexibility for ideal installation over hilly terrain.
Cross Lock Knot Cross Lock Knot
The Cross Lock® Knot firmly affixes the fence wires together, providing superior resistance to movement from animal penetration or severe snowstorms.

 

What is the difference between low carbon and high tensile?

The materials used in making wire will determine the strength and durability of the final fence products. Different compositions are used for different needs. In addition to strength, elongation is a consideration. This factor determines how far the wire can be stretched before breaking due to pressure or changing weather conditions.Low Carbon Steel and High Tensile Steel are the most common wire types used in agricultural fence products today.

 

Low Carbon: 85% of ag fencing is made from low carbon steel. The steel contains about .05 - .15% carbon content, making it strong but very malleable. The elongation factor is 8-11%. The low cost of materials make it a popular choice.

 

High-Tensile: High-tensile wire fencing contains approximately 0.6 - 0.99% carbon content, making the material harder to bend than low-carbon wire. The elongation factor is 1-3%. It is lighter weight and thinner with the same break strength.

 

What do the style numbers mean?

How to Read Red Brand Fence Look for the style number, which is a quick description of the fence it classifies. Pull-out is the measure, in inches, of the distance between the vertical stay wires.

 

 

Style Numbers
10  # Line wires
47  Height in inches
6    Pullout
9    Wire gauge
Style Numbers

 

What gauge wire do I need?

Wire gauge (abbreviated GA) describes the weight and size of the wire. The larger the number, the smaller the wire. Refer to the chart to see which wire gauges are featured on different Red Brand® fences.

 

Wire Gauge
Wire Gauge

 

 

What does it mean to be galvanized?

All Red Brand fence is galvanized, which means the steel has been immersed in molten zinc and is covered with a zinc alloy that is resistance to rust. Red Brand fence uses three classes of coating (Commercial, Class 1 and Class 3).

 

Galvanization

 

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