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Installation of Easy Kits

What are "Easy Kits"? Please follow the link if you need general information. This page is about the installation of such kits or of self-compiled growing aid (trellis) sets made of eyelet screws. The information here should be considered in connection with the 10 - 25 installation graphics of the corresponding cable system. Please use the link and go to the cable system you have purchased. The pictures shown here complete the flow charts there and apply also to the Medium Kits (so long as they contain eyelets and no cross mounts). Before ordering, please check to see if you need tools!

Grey ellipses (in the graphic) represent eyelet screws, show their alignment and indicate their corresponding force distribution. After drilling, all holes are cleaned with a hole brush and/or blower. Then the eyelets are screwed in (usually by means of a screwdriver inserted through the eyelet). Add thimbles (if included) to the eyelets that will hold wire rope loops later. Close the thimbles by pressing them together with pliers (photo).



The graphics of the respective basic form (construction design/kit) feature installations that minimize cutting and work without a turnbuckle. First, thread the loose wire rope through most or all the eyelets in the order shown in the graphics. By double-kinking the wire rope (see photo), leaving a 15 cm overhang, it will be easier to make the first wire rope loop.

After threading, the first loop of rope is formed at a specific eye bolt. The rope is wound around the (pressed together!) thimble and clamped immediately behind it with a rope clamp/grip. The rope overhang behind the clamp should be approx. 10 cm.

Proceed with the next steps at the eyelet you first threaded through. The end of the not-yet-fastened wire rope is grasped with a mounting vice and pulled taut by hand (approx. 5 kg force). A second vice is used to fix the two wire ropes close behind the eyelet (photo) so that applying the grip or clamp is easier (graphic). After tightening the grips/clamps, detach the vices and, with a wire rope cutter, cut the wire rope behind the clamp/grip, leaving about a 10 cm overhang.

If additionally a turnbuckle (rope/cable tensioner) is used when using, for example, a ground anchor (graphic) or when installing long ropes in the roof area (photo), the installation of one of the two cable loops takes place at one end of the tensioner. The other end of the tensioner is then mounted directly to the eyelet (SP 05190) or hooked in (SP 05160 or SP 08280) for ground anchors. A tensioner put in at ground level is easily accessible when re-tightening, while a tensioner put near the roof protects against vandalism and manipulation.

If more rope sections are shown on the graphics, they are laid according to the principle shown above. On places where ropes in the trellis system intersect, floating cross clamps are placed (graphic). Finally, all projecting ends of the wire ropes get wire end sleeves/ferrules (photo). If the ropes protrude about 10 cm each, as indicated, they can be clamped again and re-tightened in later years, if necessary.