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Installation of easy kits

What are "Easy kits"? Please use the link if you need general information first. Here, on this page it is about the installation of such kits or of self-compiled growing aid sets made of eyelet screws. All information of this page should be considered in connection with the 10 - 25 mounting graphics of the corresponding cable system. Please use the link and go to the cable system you have purchased. If they contain eyelets only and no cross holders, the images shown here complement the local flow-graphics and apply also for medium kits. Please clarify before ordering if you need tools!

Grey ellipses (graphic) represent eyelet screws and show there 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 by threading a screwdriver through the eye and turning. Add thimbles (if included) to the eyelets that will hold wire rope loops later. Close the thimbles by pressing them together with pliers.

The graphics of the respective basic forms are designs that minimize cutting, and work without a turnbuckle. At first, thread the loose wire rope through most, or even all the eyelets in the order shown on the graphics. By kinking the wire rope as on the 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 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, by hand (approx. 5 kg), pulled taut. A second vice is used to fixate the two wire ropes close to the eyelet (photo) so that applying the grip or clamp is easier (graphic). After tightening the grips undo the vices and by using a wire rope cutter, cut the wire rope behind the grip leaving about a 10 cm overhang.

If additionally a cable tensioner is used, for example, when using 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 in the eye bolt (SP 05190), or hooked in (SP 05160 or SP 08280 for ground anchors). A tensioner built in at ground level is easily accessible when re-tightening, while a tensioner built in 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 pressed on wire end sleeves (photo). If the ropes protrude about 10 cm each, as indicated, they can be gripped and tightened there in later years, if necessary.