How to Fit Green Wall Wire Trellis
How to install a Green Wall Wire Trellis System
The Green Wall Wire Trellis System comprises of:
The stainless steel 'HUB' is the key component to the wire trellis system; the hub allows the crossing and tensioning of the wires to form the lattice shapes required to support any planting for your finished trellis.
These hubs are mounted to the wall surface using the 3" woodscrews supplied which will pass through the central hole of the hub and into the wall or mounting surface.
The hubs will be spaced according to your particular design. However, careful consideration of the plants is vital. We don't recommend a spacing of more than 50 cms even for the most vigorous of climbers, e.g.Vitis. For moderately vigorous climbers such as Clematis, we would recommend spacings of 15-30 cms.
It may be a good idea to layout your design onto the relevant surface with chalk prior to drilling any holes. You don't need to rigidly stick to exact dimensions - take the brick spacing into consideration for instance.
You will need to drill holes into the mounting surface and insert a plastic screw plug to suit the 3" No.12 woodscrew.
If your plants are particularly heavy or the overall size of the trellis area is very large we might suggest filling the hole with a chemical bonding agent, although this would probably only be required in very ambitious schemes.
Removing the central screw from the hub allows you to screw the hub onto your mounting surface.
Once all hubs are secure insert the central tightening screws loosely.
You are now ready to start threading the cable. We recommend you do not cut to final size until all the cables are in place and secured.
We recommend using a hand held wire cutter. You can cut the cables with a hacksaw but we don't recommend it as the cable may fray. Please remember to start with cables cut slightly over length. Start with the horizontal cables and pass them through the hubs, these will remain in place without any tightening. Once these are in place, begin to insert your vertical cables working from an outside edge of the lattice, as you pass through each hub hand tighten the central screw. Leave about an inch or so protruding from the outside edges.
Once all the cables are in place and hand tight, you can then start to tighten with the allen key, work from the outside edges, sequentially, into the middle. When you are tightening the central screws the cable is pushed into the barrel of the hub thus creating the cable tension between the hubs.
When you have finished tightening all the hubs the cable ends can be cut to size. Then attach the plastic cable caps to the bare cable ends on the outside edges.
The caps are tight fitting to enable a good grip onto the cable and therefore will require a degree of patience. One tip is to widen the opening of the plastic cap by inserting the tip of a biro to open the gap slightly just prior to placement.
The finished job! CLICK the image to see a large hi-res photo.
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