Hello, my name is Brandon with AGS Stainless.
Today, in this video, what we’ll be doing is showing you how to install lag terminals and adjustable lag terminals into our four by four wood posts.
Okay, what we have here is the leg terminal assembly. The leg terminal is comprised of five different parts. First, we have the collar right here. Then we have the jaws, there’s three jaws in there that goes around the cable unlocks it in place. And then the washer, which seats it up against the lag terminal here. And this is the jam nut, which we’ll use to tension, or lock up against the collar there after it’s installed. So, the first thing you want to do is slide the collar over the cable, and you want to put the jaws. Like that. And then you put this washer over the cable there. This is a ten millimeter nut, and this is twelve millimeter nut.This is also a twelve millimeter nut over here. So, the cable just goes in.
Okay, so when you’re installing the lag terminals, the first thing you want to do is pre- drill the hole. We’ve got treated four by four lumber. And so you just put that on there. Tighten this up. Put jam nut on their first. We’ll make sure that cable is seated all the way into the lag terminal. Your brass collar is there. Pull the jaws all the way down and slide the collar back over it. Heres your number twelve wrench to tighten it up all the way. And then we’ll pull the jam nut back, tighten the two nuts against each other. Okay, so now we’re going to be installing our adjustable leg terminal. One of the first things you want to do….This is all the way closed up, because it’s adjustable, you want to open it up a little bit and then you could take these off too. The collar and the jam nut – you could take those off so that you can use the ten wrench over here and you can use a socket/ socket style wrench like we’ve got here. Okay, so now we’ve got our adjustable lag terminal installed.
Now it’s time to cut the cable. Then what we want to do is hold up the cable and cut it at a point to where it’s going to be it just inside the threads of this leg terminal. Use our cable cutters to cut the cable. And we want to put it together just the same way that we would put together the fixed leg terminal. So we put the collar on first. Seat the cable into it. Pull the jaws back. Pull the collar back. Tighten down the collar using our number twelve.
Okay, we’ve got the leg terminals installed now and all we need to do is tension the cable. To do that, you take a small screwdriver that will fit through the hole in the leg terminal there, and you just turn that turn buckle in the direction that tensions the cable. You could see it coming up. You just tension it enough to where there’s no slack showing in the cable and just a little bit more. Once you’ve got it that tension, you just pull these jam nuts back to the turnbuckle on the leg terminal and cinch them down. And you’re all set.
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How to install DIY lag terminals and adjustable lag terminals into 4x4 wooden posts