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How to Tension Cable on An Angle Run

  • Tape measure
  • Plyers
  • Sharpie

Step 1 – Tensioning the Top Post

Leaving your cable on the spool, run the loose end through the top hole of all of your posts, starting from from the bottom post. Crimp a threaded crimp fitting onto the end of the cable, making sure to crimp twice.

Put your angle washer over the cable so that it is sitting flush against the post. Thread your tension receiver onto the threaded crimp fitting, tightening it four turns.

Pull the cable back toward the bottom post, so that the tension receiver is seated flush against the angle washer

Step 2 – Tensioning at the bottom post

Mark the cable witha sharpie 1 and a half inches from the inside of the post. Cut the cable. Repeat these steps for each of the other cables in this run.

Starting with the middle run, crimp a threaded crimp fitting onto the open end of cable, making sure to crimp twice. Put your angle washer over the cable so that it is sitting flush against the post. Thread a tension receiver onto the threaded crimp fitting, tightening it four turns

Repeat for the rest of your cable in this run following this diagram.

Step 3 – Tensioning the cables

Once all of the cables have been run, and all hardware is mounted, make sure all of the cables are tensioned. Use your plyers to hold your cables in place, while you tighten the tension receivers.

Make sure to follow the diagram above when tensioning your cables.

Cable Tension Guide

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