Ordering parts for a fence can be daunting. The majority of returns
begin during the ordering process due to improper measurements, or due
to confusion in terms. Using the diagrams and installation instructions we
provide, should help you avoid getting the wrong size part for your
Did you know that Chain Link
Fence piping isn't the same as plumbing pipe? Chain link fence pipe can
be called Tubing, CQ20 or DQ40 and comes in different sizes of outside
diameters. So when you are on-line about to purchase new rail ends or
eye tops, understand that the fence was probably constructed of Tubing,
CQ20 or DQ40 pipe. So, if you repaired or replaced fence top rail and
posts and didn't purchase fence pipe, you will need to re-measure the
pipe or post to match up. Chain Link pipe is measured by the
"Outside Diameter" of the pipe, where household plumbing pipe is measured by the "inside." Does that
mean you can't use a pipe you found with your fencing? No, it just means
you need to measure differently. All chain link fencing is measured
"Outside" or across the pipe,
not around or by circumference. Measure across the end of the pipe or
on the outside of the pipe using a caliper.
strive to provide as much detail in our descriptions and examples to
assist you in getting the correct part, the first time without issues.
Our recommendations come from many years experience installing fencing
here in our area. You are welcome to call our CSR's at
406-752-5253 or chat on our web site. We are here to help.