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Catalogue - Fixing Kit Rectangle
(Eye Bolt)

CARREECHEVILLE, shade sail -  garden
Reference : CARREECHEVILLE
Price : £ 119.00
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  • This accessories pack for square or rectangular sail shades comes with all of the hardware that you will need to install your shade sail.
  • All fixings are made of 316 marine grade stainless steel. They are very strong and will not rust
  • 4 x turnbuckles
  • 4 x snap hooks
  • 4 x Eye Bolts

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Pad eyes versus eye bolts

Pad eyes and eye bolts are both types of hardware used for creating attachment points or anchor points. Each has its own characteristics and is suited to different purposes. Here's a comparison between pad eyes and eye bolts:
  • Pad Eyes:

    • Design:

      Pad eyes are flat, metal plates with a loop or ring that provides an attachment point. They typically have multiple mounting holes, allowing for flexibility in installation.

    • Installation:

      Installation involves bolting, screwing or welding the pad eye to a surface, such as a wall, post, large tree or other solid structure. Can be used in both horizontal and vertical orientations.

    • Strength:

      Pad eyes are designed to distribute load forces over a larger area, providing stability and strength.

    • Applications:

      Commonly used in marine and industrial settings for securing loads, creating anchor points on boats, or attaching lifting slings.

  • Eye Bolts:

    • Design:

      Eye bolts are bolts with a loop or eyelet at one end, providing a secure attachment point.

    • Installation:

      Installed by screwing or bolting the threaded end into a pre-drilled hole or by threading directly into a structure such as a metal or wooden post. Can be used in both vertical and horizontal applications, depending on the type.

    • Applications:

      Commonly used for lifting applications, attaching cables or ropes, and creating anchor points for loads.

  • Considerations:

    • Load Distribution:

      Pad eyes are often preferred when load distribution over a larger area is crucial for stability.Eye bolts are suitable for lighter loads and applications where the load is directly in line with the eye.

    • Versatility:

      Pad eyes offer more versatility in terms of orientation and multiple attachment points. Eye bolts are simpler and may be more straightforward for specific applications.

    • Installation Surface:

      Pad eyes are typically attached to flat surfaces. Eye bolts can be used in a variety of surfaces, including wood, metal, or concrete.
The choice between pad eyes and eye bolts depends on the surface to be used as a fixing point. For posts Eye bolts are often preferred, for walls and other surfaves pad eyes are preferred.