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Eyelet Screws

This section covers stainless steel staples, eyelets, eye bolts, and other eyelet-screws, and ends with galvanized ground anchors. Here you will find the respective product sheets for our assortment of "eyelet screws." FassadenGrün recommends and sells eyelet screws especially for Easy Kits and for some other special cases.

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Stainless Steel Eyelet Nail

Eyelet nail

NA 04060

Eyelet Screw 7 mm, Stainless Steel

Eyelet screw

WH 07080

Eyelet Bolt M8

Eyebolt M8

WM 08080

Ring Screw M10

Ring bolt M10

WH 10150

Ring Eyelet M10

Ring Bolt M10

WM 10100

3 Types of Galvanized Ground Anchors

Earth Anchor

EA 10000

Eyelets and Eye Bolts

Eyelets are certainly the oldest form of attachments for growing wires. FassadenGrün uses eyelet bolts mostly in the "Easy Kits." If you put fastening systems together yourself, you can find information here on this page about all the different parts (staples, eyebolts, ground anchors...) needed. Learn below what distinguishes standard eyelet bolts from those that FassadenGrün offers. >>> Price list.

Staples and Staple Nails

Stainless steel staples (loops EK 02550 and EK 03510) are used to guide wire and wire-cable on wooden posts, pergolas, free-standing trellises and lattices/trusses. They serve primarily as an intermediate bracket, because here the loads are lighter than on end supports where growth wires are attached. The stronger nail staples KN 04055 are also for intermediate supports, and if necessary, suitable for end supports with dowels on stonewalls and regular walls. When wall distance is required (the wires must not touch the wall), protruding eyelets are required. The circular hook nail NA 04060 produces a bridge to these elements; as opposed to staples and staple nails, it allows wall distance. 

Eye screw with Wooden Thread

Eyebolts have a shaft with a 'wooden thread' and are thus suitable for plastic dowels or direct mounting in wood. The delicate variant, WH 06060, is suitable for very light loads, as an intermediate holder with longer ropes, and when small holes are desired. The standard eyelet for Easy Kits' "Basic" WH 07080 is then taken. The eye-bolt WH 08080 is a representative variant of WH 07080. WH 06061 is a 'decorative'-eyelet, but best used for small/light loads.

Ring bolt

Ring bolts have metric threads ('machine thread'), a collar, and a back plate for through-hole mounting (for example, to balcony panels and fences). You can also screw into metal square pipe (poles). FassadenGrün sells a small version WM 06030 and a larger WM 08080. The latter is also used on walls for axially loaded connections (cable system 0040), and then bonded.

Ring Screws

Ring eye screws are particularly strong eyelet bolts with M10 thread and allow more wall clearance than the other elements (6-8 cm instead of only 1-3 cm). The standard version WH 10150 is used in some medium-sized 'classic' kits to supplement cross holders, if deflection points are required. As a long version, the wall eyelet WH 10180 is available. For special cases there are the WM 10080 (thin-walled concrete) and the WM 10100.

Earth Anchor

Earth anchors EA 12800 are basically eyelet bolts which are screwed into the ground. With these, ropes/cables can be brought upwards without touching the wall, and fastened to rafters and the like. The small earth anchor EA 10300 (also via link above) is intended for light loads and special situations.

Strain on Eyelet Screws

Unlike clothesline hooks (see graphic), forces ("F") don't work in an axial direction with stretched wire ropes, but across them. The eyelets are exposed, not to tensile loads, but to buckling loads. The critical area with a 'clothesline hook' is the screw connection/dowel (yellow): if it gives way, the eyelet is pulled out. With an eye-bolt as a growing aid support, the critical area is the entry point to the wall; here the eyebolt can fold over, and in some cases, also pull out due to 'mis-alignment'.

Requirements in Fastening Systems

Depending on the fastening system and the strain resulting from it, different requirements arise: an axially loaded eyebolt ('clothesline hook' - see above) must especially be anchored in a strong way. Therefore, with FassadenGrün, such loops are cemented or bonded, as in wire rope system 0040. A transversely loaded eyelet, however, must not bend under weight. Its shaft must be as thick as possible and used with suitable collar dowels as a guide sleeve; at the same time it should have only a limited distance to the wall (lever arm). In this regard, please consult the details for the maximum permissible wire rope diameter on the product sheet for individual eyelets.

Design of the Eyelet Screws

Standard eyelets at FassadenGrün, like WH 07080 (for Easy Kits), have a thick shaft. Made of very thick wire/cable (more material weight) and a thread that is intricately milled, the price is somewhat higher. For aesthetic reasons, all FassadenGrün eyelets have a small eye hole in relation to the entire screw.

Ancient, massive, cemented iron wall mount, newly strung with grow wire, presumably Baroque period (Dornburger Locks / Thuringia)
Historical wall mount
Old eye hook with wooden dowel and wire. Probably 19th century, winemaker's house in Radebeul / Saxony
Eye hook with wooden dowel
Cable system for a vine in FassadenGrün's "Easy Kit/style."
Eyelet screw for greenery
Strain from eyelet bolts with a strength "F" (red) and zone of the greatest use (yellow). Above: an eyelet with "clothesline hook." Below: one single growing rope.
Strain on eyelet screws
Two "6/60 mm eyelet screws " with 60 mm shaft length and 6mm diameter wooden thread. The shaft thickness is not designated in the model number: The upper eye is made of 5 mm wire, the wooden thread H6 rolled on, thus pressed out. This eye is suitable for tensile load. The lower eye was completely bent from strong 6 mm wire (WH 06060), and the thread cut. It is suitable for bending loads on growing cables.
Comparing Eyelet Screws
Equipped with an M10 lifting eye bolt with different heads. Above: DIN version. Below: delicate special part (FassadenGrün, WH 10150)
Comparing Ring Nuts
Installation depth: Eyelet bolts must be screwed so far into the dowel that they withstand the bend-producing kink loads. The thread tip must break through the dowel approx. 5 mm.
Screw-on depth of eyelet screws
Shaft comparison of the two eyelets from the comparison photo above: Delicate shaft with a rolled thread and stronger shaft with a cut thread.
Shafts with wooden thread