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Post Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:22 pm

Banner install ideas (urgent)

Hi all,
Got a client coming in very soon (3pm today) and they want a 4m double-sided banner put up between to columns. now the printing is not a problem but, They have had some done before but are unhappy with the "sagging" in the middle from a previous company.

Has anyone got any help/advice on how to hang this banner? Not allowed to drill/fix anything :o and im coming up with nothing as my mind is blank

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Post Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:25 pm

Well this may not help as your need to fix something !
2 steel wires pulled from one post to another pushed through hem in banner like Catenary Wire 3mm
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Post Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:35 pm

Richard Urquhart wrote:Well this may not help as your need to fix something !
2 steel wires pulled from one post to another pushed through hem in banner like Catenary Wire 3mm


& maybe an aluminium pole threaded on the wire, slide the banner on, like a scaffolding banner? And make padded collars for protection of the columns.
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Post Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:38 pm

Thanks for the reply Richard,
its fixed with steel cable at the moment but cant get enough tension to stop it from sagging no matter hows hard its pulled, the banner will just keep sagging. I tried this the the banner that was up there this morning to "help them out" but nothing.
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Post Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:46 pm

That looks like the entrance to Greenwich market !
Are you using adjustable turnbuckles to create the tension in the wires ? We've done loads like this and never really had a problem. The only other suggestion I could offer is to maybe stitch a couple of ratchet straps to the banner top and bottom. . but this would only ever be as strong as the stitching. .
hope you get it sorted !
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Post Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:53 pm

Well, what about fabricating some clamps to go around the pillars, then fixing a rigid pole between the clamps?

Or maybe you could work out a way of fixing a rigid pole to some of the banding used on plate and post type signs.
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Post Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:02 pm

Correct dave it is!
Been surfting am in going to go with this and steel cable round the posts and alone/inside this
http://www.aluminiumwarehouse.co.uk/Alu ... be_(6063T6)_3_in_x_1_in_x_10_swg/product_info.html :D
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Post Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:04 pm

Sorry forgot to say. . :D
Get some flexible tubing. . thread the cable through the tubing. . ( to protect the pillar ) loop it round the pillar and then add the u -clamps make sure these are tight as possible and use 2-3 and it won't slip.. . do this for each pillar then cut the cable to span the gap placing tensioners / turnbuckles at each end. .
Tension the whole lot up without the banner so its nice and tight. . and where you need it to be. ..
then cable tie the banner to the wire. . . snip the ends off the cable ties and the jobs done ! !
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Post Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:09 pm

I know you said no fixing, but if you tension the wires and any wind loading how can you tell the columns are up to the job with a constant force on them.

At a glace they look tapered so you will have to stop the cable riding up.

If you have to go the cable route maybe run it through some solid uprights of box aluminium to keep the top and bottom cables spaced apart. If the columns do have a taper I would put a solid upright tight to the column also to stop them sliding and closing up the gap.

I usually use 'D' shackles to attach to the cable.

More food for thought.
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Post Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:32 pm

I would suggest using a mesh banner for this job. Less weight and windage.

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