DIAMOND’s Aluminum Tap Bracket is used in CATV drop installation to secure a tap to messenger strand when it cannot be attached directly. The unit is offset below the strand preventing cable abrasion on the equipment housing. Features · 2-1/2" size (distance between strap and tap). · Bracket and clamping plates are made of high grade aluminum alloy with 45,000 psi tensile strength. · Bolt and nut are made of high tensile strength steel. Mechanically galvanized to meet ASTM specifications A153 and B695. · Square hole in bracket prevents bolt rotation when the nut is tightened. · Tap mounting hole accepts up to a 5/16" bolt (max.). · Designed for 1/4" (6.6M) and 5/16" (6M) messenger strand. · Bent top edge of bracket prevents bolt rotation when the nut is tightened. · Interlocking clamping plate assures a positive and secure grip on the messenger strand.