PRODUCTS FOR PCO INSTALLERS
Bird Netting Install Overview:
Corner/Primary attachments are under the most pressure and must be the strongest component in the system; be sure all attachments are firmly anchored. Be sure to install attachments every 45-50 feet for large jobs. Wood: use galvanized/stainless Concrete: use expanding net bolts Steel: use eye bolts and nuts
These hold the cable tight against the structure to prevent bowing (giving birds room to enter/exit the area of coverage). Intermediate attachments should be installed every 20-25 feet. Smaller birds (such as sparrows and swallows) require intermediate attachments every 2 feet. These can be used for wood or concrete frames.
Stringing Wire/Cable & Ferrules:
The perimeter cable frames the entire area to be sectioned off by the netting. Ferrules secure the cables where they attach to the corner attachments. Slide the ferrules onto the cable before you form your connecting loop and secure it to the cable with the ratchet tool. Be sure there are at least two ferrules per loop to ensure strength and durability of the perimeter cable.
Turnbuckles also must be well anchored as they are subject to a great deal of tension between the cable and the corner attachments – be sure your components are well secured. When installing, make sure the turnbuckles are all the way open. Pull the cable as tight as possible through the turnbuckle. Before tightening, be sure all slack in the cable is removed, taking up as much tension as possible and fasten with a screwdriver, etc. Be sure not to pull out any fasteners or eyehooks when tightening.