How to Measure Chain Link Fence Mesh?

Mesh size of chain link fence fabric shall be determined by measuring the minimum clear distance between the wires forming the parallel sides of mesh, and determined as the average of two readings taken at right angles to each other. This is an important factor of how much steel is used. The smaller the mesh opening, the more steel is used. Commonly, 2-1/8", 2" and 1-3/4" are recommended for residential chain link fence, while 2" and smaller opening are for commercial fence. 5/8", 1/2" and 3/8" are typically used for high security requirements (see Table - 1).

Chain link mesh size measurement.
Mesh measurement for 2-1/8, 2, 1-3/4, 1-1/4 and 1 in.
3/8, 1/2 and 5/8 in. of chain link fence mesh measurement.
Mesh measurement for 3/8, 1/2 and 5/8 in.
Table -1 Mesh dimensions for 3/8, 1/2 and 5/8 in. chain link mesh
Mesh size, S, in. Height, H, in. Width, W, in.
3/8 3/4 3/4
1/2 15/16 15/16
5/8 1-1/8 1-1/8
Table -2 Size of wire and mesh of chain link fence
Diameter of galvanized wire, in. Coated wire gauge Size of mesh, in. Height of fence fabric, in.
0.192 6 2 36, 42, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, 108, 120, 144
0.148 9 2 36, 42, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, 108, 120, 144
0.148 9 1-3/4 36, 42, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, 108, 120, 144
0.148 9 1-1/4 36, 42, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, 108, 120, 144
0.148 9 1 36, 42, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, 108, 120, 144
0.148 9 1/2 36, 42, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, 108, 120, 144
0.120 11 2 36, 42, 48, 60, 72, 84
0.120 11 1-3/4 36, 42, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, 108, 120, 144
0.120 11 1-1/4 36, 42, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, 108, 120, 144
0.120 11 1 36, 42, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, 108, 120, 144
0.120 11 3/8 36, 42, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, 108, 120, 144
0.120 11 1/2 36, 42, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, 108, 120, 144
0.120 11 5/8 36, 42, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, 108, 120, 144
0.113 11-1/2 2-1/8 36, 42, 48, 60, 72

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