What is a Catenary Wire Fixing Kit?
17 May, 2022
Catenary wire fixing kits enable you to
safely and securely suspend and support cables. That said, kits can vary from
one manufacturer to another, however, there are two main types: galvanised
catenary wire kits and stainless-steel catenary wire kits.
At Rope Services Direct, both of our kits
can be used safely in various internal and external environments. Our galvanised
version features a protective zinc coating. These kits are ideal for more
corrosive environments, whilst our stainless-steel version already has some
natural corrosion resistance.
What does a catenary wire kit include?
A typical kit will include a wire rope
coil, thimble eyes, wire rope grips, hook or eye tension turnbuckles and wall
plates – so you have everything needed to create a permanent fixing. Our wire
rope can be produced in a variety of diameters and lengths.
How do you use a catenary wire kit?
Whether you need a kit to support outdoor
cables and lighting, decorations, hanging plants or any other application,
we've outlined some steps in a typical installation.
- After selecting an appropriate
fixing point, the wall plate will need to be fixed using either wall plugs or
screws (depending on the substrate).
- Pass your chosen length of wire
through the wall plate before attaching a thimble eye to each end.
- Once the thimble eyes are in
place, you can add a wire rope grip to each end. These will need to be
tightened using a wrench until they're secure.
- The final step is to adjust the
turnbuckles until the wire is tight and secure before trimming off any excess
A high-quality catenary wire fixing kit
will streamline the installation process, helping you safely, securely and
effectively support cables for indoor and outdoor applications.
If you'd like to learn more about our
catenary wire fixing kits or wish to speak to our team about your needs, please
call us on 01384 78004.