Gable Bracket and extended Shaft

$52.00 inc GST

Stainless Steel Gable Bracket. High corrosion resistance 316 3mm thick plate stainless Steel formed and crafted to maximise the life and stability of your treasured weathervane.

Description

 Gable  Bracket 316 Stainless Steel Shaft

Consisting of  a 316 Stainless Steel Plate formed and shaped to hold the weathervane shaft upright against the vertical face of the Roof Gable. It is suitable for both metal or tile roofs and will clear the rolled edge of a colour bond roof or the overhang of a tiled roof. There are four holes for screws, bolts or rivets to hold the bracket firmly against the face of the gable. This makes installing the weathervane easy and simple (simply easy).

Because the shaft of the weathervane comes down the face of the gable it has to be longer than the shaft used for attachment along the ridge line. So the gable bracket has to have a shaft 200mm longer than the ridge bracket shaft. When installing the Gable bracket it is important to only drill the top left hand hole and attach it with just the one the screw, bolt or rivet. This is so that you can adjust the bracket and shaft so that it is vertically plumb and true. If you pre drill all the holes in one go they may not be quite correct. Once you have the bracket held against the gable you can with the aid of a level ensure that the shaft is indeed boldly upright. It is most important to get this right otherwise the weathervane will not function as smoothly as it should.

Weathervanes have two functions.

1.    The prime purpose of a weathervane is to indicate the direction that the wind is coming from. they do this by facing into the wind. A properly balanced and designed weathervane will always face into the oncoming wind because the bulk of it’s surface area is displaced behind the pivot point and the oncoming wind hits each side preventing the weathervane from facing any way but into the breeze.

2.    The second purpose is to provide adornment, interest, character and beauty to spires , roofs of  buildings, towers, posts, walls and gardens, They were also used to advertise the location of certain types of business. Tailors and BakersIronmongers and Blacksmiths, Doctors and Dentists, in fact weathervanes were another form of shingle promoting the wares and skills of people in that building or location.

Simple rotating Arrows to figures of Animals, Birds, Sporting activities and people to cars and trucks and tractors in fact there does not seem to be anything that hasn’t been depicted on a weathervane at some time.

The oldest and most used figure of all time is the Rooster which by decree of one of the early Popes was mounted on the spires of churches to remind the people(the flock)  that Peter denied Christ three times before the cock crowed.

 

 

Tools Needed for installation,    1. Ladder (someone to hold it while you are on it).  2. Hammer.  3.Drill and 3/32″ bit.  4. Screwdriver.  5.  Adjustable Spanner.  6. Small Level.

Delivery free when ordered with weathervane. Postage charge applies when ordered separately.

Additional information

Weight 8.82 kg
Dimensions 28 × 12 × 12 cm
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