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How to install a Chimney Lashing Kit with a aerial corner bracket





This web page gives you good information and video,s to help you do the job of installing a aerial chimney bracket

plus you will see we sell
the parts to do the job at the end of this page


When installing a corner bracket

on a chimney with a lashing kit

there are 3 different corner brackets you could use


We will give you some idea what

you need to use being there are

different chimney corner brackets and 2 different lashing kits .


It all depends on the size or

pole on what size chimney corner bracket you would use


Lets start with the standard aerial installation


This normally has a 6 ft pole so i

would use a 6"chimney corner

bracket with a small lashing kit


                              Like the picture below

            

Picture of a 6" chimney corner bracket with a small lashing kit



I might want to go a bit higher with the aerial to gain moor signal .


So lets say with a 10 ft pole i would then use a 9" chimney corner bracket with a small lashing kit


Picture of a 9" Chimney corner bracket with lashing kit



Then any aerial install bigger than

a 10ft pole i would use a 13"

cradle bracket with a large lashing kit 




Picture of a 13" cradle chimney bracket with a large
lashing kit



The difference between a small

lashing kit and a large lashing kit is the U Bolts in the kit


Picture of a U Bolt

The U Bolt is used to hold the pole onto the bracket .
There are 2 U Bolts used on a corner bracket

You will find that when you are using

a longer pole the width of the pole is larger


The smaller the pole the width is smaller


So on a 10 ft or 6ft pole you can use

a small lashing kit with small U Bolts in the kit


But anything that is over 10ft you

will need a large lashing kit with large U Bolts


The lashing kits in the trade are

called a large poly kit or a small

poly kit They look like the picture below


Picture of a poly kit

So before you start to install your

lashing kit with corner bracket

work out witch corner bracket and witch lashing kit you will need for the job in hand.


Always install your lashing kit lower than the top three courses of brick on your chimney


Before you start any work on a chimney check the structural stability .
Check that the mortar is not crumbling away.
Give the chimney a good push ,see if it moves ?


Picture of unstable Chimney Breast


You then start by taking the parts out of your poly kit (lashing kit)


You should have in the poly kit a 

length of lashing wire

2 x j bolts

3x corner plates

and 2 u bolts

like the picture below


Picture of a lashing kit

To start the install of the lasing kit you
would first take one end of the lashing wire



Picture of lashing wire


You will need to splice a loop on the end of the lashing wire so it fits over the end of the J Bolt     

The reason you splice the lashing wire is because of the strain on join and you don't want the aerial coming down on some ones head so this is a important part of the lashing kit install .                  

If you look at the VIDEO link below you will find a video we have put together to help you with the splicing of lashing wire

Video on wire spicing                                  

The good thing is you can splice the one end of the lashing wire when you are on the ground before you go up the ladder to the chimney

You then take the nut of the J Bolt and fit it into one of the center hole in the corner bracket


Picture of a 9" inch chimney corner bracket


You now need to position the corner bracket on the corner on the chimney .
Now take the other end of the lashing wire over or around the chimney so it ends up at the other side of the corner bracket.
Where you have inserted the other  J Bolt on the opposite side of the corner bracket so the J of the J Bolt is ready to have the lashing cable spliced onto it. 
You would then tighten the lashing cable by pulling the end you have not connected yet towards you .
Now wrap the end of the lashing wire around the end of the J Bolt but 
Leave a little space as you have to insert the corner plates behind the lashing wire on each corner of the chimney.Now splice the lashing wire in a loop over the J Bolt .  

                              
Picture of a corner plate


Before you start tightening the lashing wire the corner plates need to be put in place behind the lashing wire on the corners of the chimney The corner plates stop the lashing wire cutting into the brick




You are now ready to tighten the nuts on the J Bolts 
This will intern tighten the lashing wire around the chimney
When you have finished you can insert the two u bolts into the corner bracket ready to hold the aerial mast.

Please watch our video showing you howto install a aerial bracket on a chimney lashing kit

Video on how to install a chimney corner Bracket

    Terry recommends a few items below to help you with your corner bracket and lashing kit install below


So you get your kits as soon as possible all our Kits are sent by first Class Post or by myHermes

    








Kit 1

      Only £15.00


6" Chimney corner bracket with
a small lashing kit

        

 
Picture of a 6 inch corner Bracket
with Small lashing kit


     

    


Kit 2


   Only  £18.00



 9" Corner chimney Bracket with
a small lashing kit



      
Picture of a 9 inch corner Bracket with
a Small lashing kit


       



   


kit 3

Only £22.00

 13 " cradle corner bracket
with a large lashing kit   

                                                        

   
   
Picture of a 13 inch cradle Bracket with
a Large lashing kit



    


                                         



kit 4 


Only £8.00

                         Small lashing kit                      

            

Picture of a small lashing kit  

Contains Lashing wire,  2 x j bolts,

3 times corner plates ,

Plus 2 x u bolts

 

 





kit 5

      Only £10.00              

Large Lashing kit 

 

Picture of a large lashing kit

Consists of lashing wire , 2 x j bolts,

3 x corner plates , Plus 2 x u bolts

    






kit 6

Only  £5.00

2 x Small U Bolts 
      
 

Picture of 2 small u Bolts
Used to hold the pole to the Bracket







kit 7

Only
£7.00


2 x large U Bolts
Used to hold the Pole to the Bracket

Picture of 2 large u Bolts






If you would like moor information on fitting
aerial wall brackets .Then go to the link below
that will take you to our topic page on installing
aerial wall brackets