Gable Bracket and Extended Shaft

$55.00 inc GST

Gable Bracket and Extended Shaft. Made of high corrosion resistance 316 Stainless Steel 3mm thick plate crafted to maximise the life and stability of your treasured weathervane.



Gable  Bracket and Extended 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 and  is suitable for both metal or tile roofs.

It is designed to 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 on top of the ridge line.

Therefore the Gable Bracket Extend Shaft is 200mm longer than the ridge bracket shaft. When installing the Gable bracket it is preferable 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 purpose of a weathervane is to indicate the direction that the wind is coming from.

It does this by facing into the wind. A properly balanced and designed weathervane will always face into the oncoming wind. The bulk of the weathervane’s surface area is displaced behind the pivot point. The oncoming wind hits each side preventing the weathervane from facing any way but into the wind.

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

There were rotating Arrows and figures of Animals, Birds, Sporting activities and people. Cars and trucks and tractors, and on it goes. 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 or Cockerel.  By decree of one of the early Popes the figure of the Rooster  was mounted on the spires of churches. This was to remind the people that Peter denied Christ three times before the cock crowed.



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

Free Delivery when included with weathervane order. Postage charge only applies when purchased separately.

Additional information

Weight 8.82 kg
Dimensions 28 × 12 × 12 cm
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