Hello. My name 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 four by four wood post.
Okay. What we have here is the lag terminal assembly. The lag 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 go around the cable and lock it in place. And then the washer, which sites 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, if 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 a 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 put that on there. Tighten this up. Put a jam nut on there first. We’ll make sure that cable is seated all the way into the lag termnal. Your bass collar is there. Pull the jaws all the way down and slide the collar back over it. Jere’s the number twelve wrench to tighten the two nuts against each other.
Okay. So, now we’re going to be installaing our adjustable lag temrinal – 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 number ten over here and you can use a socket on a socket style wrench like we’ve got here. Okay. So, now we’ve got our adjustable lag terminal installed.
Okay. We’ve got the lag 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 lag terminal there and you just turn that turnbuckle in the direction that tensions the cable. You can 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 that tension, you just pull these jam nuts back to the turnbuckle on the lag terminal and cinch them down.
How to install DIY lag terminals and adjustable lag terminals into 4x4 wooden posts