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Wheatland’s Fence SpecCheck is a compilation of all related fence standards and specifications. Fence SpecCheck not only lists the standards and specifications but provides a summary of the standard which may provide the answer to your question.

Throughout the year, Wheatland monitors all standards and specifications to ensure Fence SpecCheck is up to date.

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Top Five Reasons to Spec ASTM F1083 schedule 40 pipe on your Next Project

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Top Five Reasons to Spec ASTM F1083 schedule 40 pipe on your Next Project

Whether you are a consumer, fence contractor or architect/engineer in the design phase for your industrial, commercial, or security project, there are multiple choices you have when it comes to protecting that structure. One thing is certain – you want to choose a structural fence framework that is going to last in any location for years to come and offer the best protection the project requires. That’s where ASTM F1083 Schedule 40 Pipe Fence Framework comes in to meet all the stringent specs for these demanding applications. Let’s look at the top five reasons you will want to spec ASTM F1083 schedule 40 pipe on your project.

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Increasing In-Line Galvanized Fence Framework Awareness at Fencetech 2017

Fencetech 2017 just wrapped up at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The show, which went from February 1st to February 5th, was a huge success and San Antonio was a fantastic host. More than 4,500 fence industry professionals were at the conference to attend meetings, meet with clients, and be educated about new fence standards and products in the industry.

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Tools of the Trade: Wheatland Wind Load Fence Post Size and Spacing Calculator

Will the wind blow down a fence? It sure will! In my many years of experience in the fence industry, I have visited countless sites and seen photos of fences bent anywhere from 30 degrees or more to just about flat to the ground. One time I visited a tennis court site at Montauk Point on Long Island; unfortunately, the wind screens were left on during a storm and I couldn’t believe my eyes…one 120-foot side of the court fence was blown a full 60 feet to the other! The post, including the massive footings were actually pulled out of the sandy ground.

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FENCETECH/DECKTECH 52nd Annual Convention Rolls Big in Vegas

FENCETECH attracts more than 3,800 industry professionals from across the country which makes this one of the industry's premier events. The show was held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center where manufacturers, distributors, contractors and specifiers celebrated Fence Industry Week and participated in the FENCETECH show either as an exhibitor or attendee.

Overall the show was very positive. The impact of new AFA management was well received across the board. ASTM meetings were well attended and all goals were met. New tie wire specifications in ASTM F567 and F626 were approved which clarifies and clears up any confusing issues. New items addressed were adding more gate designs, reviewing the current wood standards, drive anchors, temporary fencing, and adding cable to fence for crash ratings, completing a security application for welded wire mesh and cleaning up some in items in the current F1043 framework. Lots of discussions and a lot of ideas were brought to the table.

The Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Institute's meeting members were brought up to date on the 2014 economic and production projections and all activities that are taking place within the CLFMI group.The State of the Industry Panel held Friday morning was presented to a full house. The panel addressed issues from steel, aluminum, PVC profiles and wood future costs and availability, to Obama Care, OSHA, overwhelming contract paperwork requirements, potential labor shortages, industry trend and just about every issue a fence contractor faces.Now on to the show! The FENCETECH show was very well attended. There was a steady stream of visitors to our booth and throughout the show. One of the main highlights of the show was our virtual friend Meisha, a talking life-like hologram who literally had people stopping in their tracks to take pictures as they listened to her provide information on our fence framework products and our new F1083 high strength 50,000 psi yield Schedule 40 pipe which is 1.6667 times stronger than regular grade Schedule 40 pipe. Many contractors expressed interest in receiving Wheatland Tube's in-line galvanized product by name and also expressed their concerns about the quality of some pre-galvanized products not meeting required specifications and the negative impact that these deficiencies have on our industry.

For more information about our fence framework products, contact your local Sales Representative at 800-343-0124 or visit our website at wheatland.com

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Seven Benefits of In-Line Galvanized Mechanical Tube

In-line galvanization offers superior flexibility and quality when compared to products made from pre-galvanized coil or post hot-dipped galvanized tube. In-line galvanizing produces a bright, virtually lead-free coating that is exceptionally durable and can stand up to the most severe fabrication processes — all without flaking or chipping.

Galvanized tube is triple coated using a high-grade zinc alloy, followed by a conversion coating designed to reduce white rust and a clear polymer that seals the tube, adding a bright, long-lasting shine. These coatings offer precision, toughness and long-lasting protection for our mechanical tubing.

In-line galvanized mechanical tube creates a tough, easy-to-handle product with superior corrosion resistance and should be your preferred choice for OEM applications.

 

1. 99.99% high grade zinc exterior coating – The trip-coat process starts with a high-grade 99.99% pure zinc coating. Therefore, the heavy metals that may be found in other coatings are not significant components within the in-line galvanized product.

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