Ball End Socket - Tube Mount - 316 Stainless Steel

Wire Balustrade Tube Mounting Socket for Cable Ball End Tensioners and Fittings.

Ball end socket to create a secure fixing point on 42.4mm tubular Ø posts to terminate wire balustrade ball end fittings, suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

Ball End Socket - Tube Mount - Balustrade Wire

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Quantity Code Price (inc VAT) Quantity 
Tube Ball Socket 316 22 25 6.3 22 6.3 1 BCFM6-S £9.13
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Don't forget to add your screw fixing...

We do NOT supply screw fixings with this socket, you can simply add a fixing to suit your preferred mounting surface.

Stainless Steel Post Mount

M6 x 16mm Countersunk Hex Head Screw is recommended for mounting on to tubular profile stainless steel posts.

(Please Note: Posts will require drilling and tapping)

Stainless Steel Hex Head Screw
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Key Features

316 Grade Stainless Steel
316 grade stainless steel.
To Fit 42.4mm Diameter Posts
To fit 42.4mm diameter posts.
Drill And Tapping Set Required For Installation
Drill and tapping set required for installation.

Ball end socket with a scalloped base for a flush fit on to 42.4mm diameter stainless steel balustrade posts.

Can be mounted on to similar diameter wooden posts using a suitable wood screw.

Manufactured from 316 marine grade stainless steel, strong, tough and long lasting in the most harsh of conditions.

The ingenious design allows up to 42 degrees of cable articulation for angles and inclines.

Ball End Socket and Wire Rope Ball End Fitting Articulation

Dimension Information:

  • Overall Height (B): 25mm
  • Inner Height (A): 22mm
  • Diameter (ØD): 22mm
  • Hole (ØH): 6.3mm
  • Opening (C): 6.3mm

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Installation Advice

We always recommend you plan your project in advance to ensure you have the correct number of posts, wires and fittings, remembering to take into consideration end post and corner post termination clearance and position.

Stainless steel wire cables should be spaced a maximum of 100mm apart, with vertical posts spaced at a maximum of 2 metres apart to ensure a strong frame.


Simply view or download our installation advice below.


Ball End Socket - M6 Screw

Installation Example: Mounting Onto Stainless Steel Posts

1. Getting Started

Layout your design onto the relevant surface with a pen or chalk prior to drilling any holes.

Layout Your Project

2. Drill Pilot Holes

You will need to drill and tap M6 holes into stainless steel posts to accept the socket and screw. ('tap' refers to the method of drilling a hole whilst adding an internal thread. A special drill bit is required to achieve this.)

Drill and Tap M6 Holes

We offer a wide range of balustrade tools and accessories to make your installation as smooth as possible.

Drill Bit and Tapping Set

Tube Drilling Template

Balustrade Tools and Accessories

3. Align Socket

Place the M6 screw through the centre hole of your socket and align to the post, with the socket opening pointing downwards, for a neat and tidy finish.

Align Socket

4. Fix Socket

Tighten the M6 screw with a hex head key until your socket is securely fastened to the post.

Secure Using Hex Head Key

Stainless Steel Posts Made Easy

Take the stress out of drilling and tapping your own stainless steel balustrade post with our range of corner, mid and end posts, 42.4mm diameter with pre-drilled M6 thread holes spaced at 100mm, complete with welded base plate for easy installation.

All stainless steel posts are available for either indoor (304 grade) and outdoor (316 grade) applications.

Simply add a post base cover plate and tube end fitting for the perfect finishing touch.

Stainless Steel Posts for Wire Balustrade
Stainless Steel Posts for Wire Balustrade

Alternative Fixing Option

You can use a suitable Stainless Steel Wood Screw, which will allow for flush mounting on to 42.4mm diameter timber posts and uprights.

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