With an open fire or a cosy wood stove, you can quickly create a warm atmosphere in your home almost all days of the year. But for the fireplace or wood stove to work properly, it must of course be connected to a flue. Depending on the height of the wall, you will need to attach a wall bracket at least every three metres to secure the flue to the wall. To protect against rain, snow and mist, you can use a wall rosette to prevent moisture from penetrating. If the flue cannot be fixed to the wall, it should be cabled.
What are guy ropes used for?
Our stay cables are often used to give stability to tall, narrow structures (such as transmission masts or chimneys). Guide wires are often used for aerial installations and in utility construction as stabilisation, guidance or protection against wind and weather. In this way, freestanding structures can still be held firmly in place. Guy ropes are also sometimes called sheathing ropes, but a guy rope on a boat is called a stay and is a part of the rigging. In the case of tents, however, they are referred to as guy ropes.
Guy rope kits and guy rope brackets
If you want to attach mooring lines to a stainless steel smoke channel, a mooring line in a stainless steel version is certainly recommended. As well as being rustproof, these are also resistant to weathering. If the flue extends far beyond the roof, it is advisable to reinforce the flue, or in other words to tether it. The tether should be attached to the flue as high as possible and secured. Then, the guy ropes are attached to the guy rope bracket on three sides and secured at suitable points on the roof. This whole process is called tethering. In the professional world, this technique is frequently used for ship masts, radio transmitter masts, wind turbines, utility poles, etc.
Keeping it tethered
When casing a structure, guy wires are attached, usually at equal distances from each other. Our galvanised mooring line package is highly suitable for making mooring lines for aerials, flues and other drains that need to be kept stable. The installation of guy ropes is generally not a job for a do-it-yourselfer, but the guy rope kits on offer are suitable for do-it-yourself applications. Make sure that the construction you make is strong enough first. In some cases, it is even necessary to use a certified application. However, this rope package does not meet these requirements.
Different rope packages
We have two inexpensive guy rope kits in our range:
- Stainless steel wire package
- Mine wire package galvanised.
The guy rope package consists of the following parts:
- 20 metres of steel cable - so you can make 3 x 6.5 metres of guy ropes.
- 12 wire clamps with nuts - for extra safety, 2 wire clamps per guy rope.
- 6 sleeves - the sleeves provide a sturdy curve with good power distribution.
- 6 shackles - fast connectors that can take a beating.
- 3 wire tensioners - with these M6 wire tensioners hook & eye, you can tension the guy wires.
Tie-wire kit for amateur radio antennas and masts
Radio amateur aerials and masts must of course also be securely fastened. However, amateur radio antenna installations all look different. This is mainly because many radio amateurs like to build their antenna systems. Depending on the purpose of the amateur radio, he or she uses antennas for transmitting and receiving or 'listening antennas' that can only receive signals. Antennas with a transmission power of 10 decibel Watts or more (dBW) must be registered in the Antenna Register. Listening antennas are not included, as they do not transmit. For more information, you can always visit the Antenna Bureau, the national government's information office on antennas for wireless and mobile communication.
Find out in advance whether you need a licence
The erection of a transmitter mast by a radio amateur is subject to certain rules. However, antenna installations up to five metres may be placed behind one's own home without a licence. Antenna installations at the front of the house and antennas higher than five metres require a permit from the municipality.
Do you have any questions about our tethering wire packages for your smoke vent or the tethering of your transmitter mast or antenna? Please contact one of our customer service team members. They will do their utmost to provide you with the best possible advice and help.