With this kit you will get all the components you require to install a 4 wire ladder espalier set-up between posts as shown in the diagram below. (Wire not included) This set-up is ideal for situations where you don't have an existing wall or fence for surface mounting and can be used to espalier fruit trees or as a growing frame for climbing plants or vegetables such as tomatoes, beans, peas etc. It may also be useful for growing a privacy screen. Use AWG 12 (2.0mm) galvanised soft wire or stainless steel wire rope (not braided wire) for coastal environments.
The only tools you will require to complete this job are a power drill with a 35/64 inch (14mm) auger bit, pop rivet gun and wire cutters.
Plan your job carefully, measuring and marking location for holes on each post.
Drill holes through posts at each end and through any intermediate posts.
Feed wire through holes, working your way back and forth as shown in the diagram above.
Insert wire through Espalar anchor at the start and end points, and insert into post holes. Note caution above. Don't tighten with pop rivet gun until after the next step.
Insert guide plugs onto wire and into place in holes on posts. Note there is a groove in the top of the plug which the wire should follow.
Tension wire with pop rivet gun. Trim wire at start point and place end cap. Fit tension cap at other end and trim wire flush with cap.
This kit provides all the components required to install a 4 wire set-up as shown in the above diagram.
(Wire not included)
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