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Hi,
I’m planning to run climbing plant support cables across 2 six foot fence panels. The left and middle fence posts are concrete and the right end is actually secured directly to the wall without a post as such. I will be using Rivelin brackets for the concrete posts and vine eyes for the wall end.
Here there is a wooden batten at right angles to the fence which is securely screwed to the brickwork. The batten is only 2cm thick. I’m no DIY expert (60 year old woman with all the gear though little idea!) though it appears to me the most secure fixing would be to screw the vine eyes directly through the batten into the wall. However this meals any tension in the cable will be pulling in the same direction as the vine eye. Will it be secure enough?
alternatively I could secure a thicker batten to the existing one and fix though that. 
Any thoughts welcome. I’ll now try to attach some photos.

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  • janet.guestjanet.guest Posts: 7
    edited 16 March
    May be an image of outdoors tree and brick wall



  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    I would get some extra-long vine eyes (like these) and then drill through the batten and secure directly to the wall using rawlplugs.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • janet.guestjanet.guest Posts: 7
    edited 16 March
    I would get some extra-long vine eyes (like these) and then drill through the batten and secure directly to the wall using rawlplugs.
    Many thanks Bob. Excuse my ignorance though will standard length rawl plugs be sufficient by the time they've gone through the 20mm batten or should I get longer ones? The 'eye' can sit flush against the batten given its direction and so not a spacer as such. How much of the 'screw' part needs to be in direct contact with the brick?
    Thank you for your time.
    Kind regards. J
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    You can push the rawlplugs completely through the wood, so they are embedded in the wall itself.  Half in wood and half in brick won't work, unfortunately.  Use a masonry drill bit and drill through both wood and brick. 
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thank you for your clear advice Bob. Will give it a go once the brackets arrive.
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