catenary wire

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    hello all does any one know any websites that show how to use the catenary wire fixings as i dont have a clue i dont intend to use it for any thing electrical at all

    many thanks
     
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    Love the train set link :D
     
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    That's the way to do it!
     
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    it doesnt show how to use the fittings
     
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    1) They can't be rocket-science level - surely anyone with enough nous could work it out when they held them in their hands?

    2) Manufacturer's instructions?

    Try the general DIY forum?
     
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    OK.

    Screw a hook in both ends of the run.

    Fit the twisty turny thingy at one end

    Attach one end of the catenary wire to the twisty turny thingy

    Take the other end of the wire to the end of the run

    Connect that end to the other twisty turny thingy

    Hang it on the hook

    Turn the twisty turny thingy until the catenary wire is tight enough

    That's it.

    PS. At some point you'll have to think about whatever it is you want to hang from the wire. Usually its best to fit that when the catenary wire is at ground level. Its more difficult 7 metres up over a busy road.

    TTC
     
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    It's instead of a knot.

    You put it over the two wires from the loop and tighten it.
     
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    would that be strong enough to hold the wire to the turn buckle?
     
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    Yes, the real question is will you hook fixings be strog enough to hold the tension from the turnbuckle?
     
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    no websites any body?
     
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    Try finding a friendly BT Installer and see if you can "borrow" a couple of Eyebolt 1A's, a couple of Clamps Dropwire and a suitable length of Dropwire No 10.

    That will hold a good old weight before causing any problems. All you will need is an 8mm masonry bit for the eyebolts and a 10mm open ended spanner to tighten them into the wall. The dropwire wraps around the clamp once you've fitted it to the eyebolt ( very obvious to fit btw ) and I can guarantee it will NOT come out of the clamp. Make sure the wall you're fitting to is nice and solid though and if you can, drill the brick directly.
     
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