Cable Management

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While you don’t use them as much, 4″ j-hooks are a must have in many data cable installtions.  Many times coming out of the telecom closet you have such a large amount of cable that is simply more4" j-hooks economical to use a larger single hook over a couple of small ones.  The JH hanger series are all UL listed and stamped as such.  Some j-hooks you will see on the market will claim to be UL compliant.  That’s not the same thing.  You will find the JH64 is sturdy enough to handle your larger cable runs, rated at 50lbs.  The hook is available in a variety of different versions including the basic 4″ j hook that has a 1/4″ mounting hole that you can easily mount to many different attachments.  It is also availalbe mounted to a 1/4″ angle bracket and both hammer on and screw type beam clamps for fast secure installations.  The JH64 is also designed to fit with the HPH rail system so you can build j hook trees to your specifications on the fly.  You end up with the configuration you want for your install.  For instance.  Rather than four 4″ j hooks on a tree, you could have a couple of 4″ on the bottom and a couple of 2″ on the top.  You can see a videof how quickly you can build what you want below.

4 inch j-hookWe have always been a company that sells on service and innovation, not price.  But I think you will find the four inch j-hooks we offer fit a very nice price point in comparison to the competition.  The biggest complaint we have had with our j hooks, or for our company for that matter is that we only have the one location!  That is true, however we are still finding that we can often times provide better service across the county than many local suppliers offer.  J-hooks tend to be a last minute thought on many jobs and we get that.  By offering a quality, UL listed 4″ j-hook, the abiltity to customize your install on the fly and offering true customer service, our goal is to make it as easy as possible to have what you need for the job.  See the complete line up of JH series j-hooks here.




We know that once you see our HPH series J-hooks first hand, you will recognize that they offer the best fit and finish in the industry.  UL listed for air handling spaces and TIA compliant.  Available in 1″,2″,3″ & 4″ sizes in a variety of colors.  Aslo available pre assembled to clips, beam clamps, trees and more.  Request your sample by clicking the button below and enter sample HPH in the notes.




Fastening to bar joists, I beams or any type of flange is easy with a hammer on flange clip or beam clamp. These fasteners are often referred to as a smash or hammer on beam clamps or clips. There are a few variations available depending on your application. Whatever the application, knowing the thickness of the flange will help you select the right size clip or clamp. If you are mounting to a bar joist, likely a 1/8″ to 1/4″ sized clip will work. The next most common would be sized for thicker flanges like I beams sized at 5/16″ to 1/2″.

If you are doing something simple like suspending grid wire or jack chain for lighting or signage etc., a simple hammer on clip like our HOK24 or HOK58 will do the job. Both have a 1/4″ hole for an S hook, tie wrap or up to a 1/4″ bolt. You can use these for mounting j hooks but you will be limited to running with the iron. Read more below on the hammer on beam clamps if you want to run against or at a diagonal across the iron.

If you would like to mount a bridle ring, box, j hook, fixture or drop a 1/4″ rod, the FM24 or FM58 would do the trick. These are similar to the basic hammer on clips but they have a stamped 1/4″ threaded impressions to mount to. You will find these being used on many hammer on j hooks currently available. These clamps actually have two 1/4″ threaded impressions, one on the horizontal and one on the vertical making them a versatile little clamp. If you use a j hook with an angle bracket and mount to the bottom of these hammer on clamps, you will have the ability to rotate your cable hook 360 degrees to run with or against the layout of the iron or even at a diagonal.

A third option that is very popular with the low voltage and data cabling technician is the HOKFMP hammer on clamp. These clamps have a wide grip range, from 1/8″ to 1/2″ and have both a 10-24 and a 1/4-20 threaded impression. They will also accommodate most drive rings. We move a ton of these to match up to our bridle rings.

Hammer on clamps and clips are very useful little pieces of hardware, that will increase your flexibility. With their relatively low cost, it is easy to justify having a few on hand.  Visit our webstore shop our line of hammer on beam clamps, clips and more.



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Check out the full line HPH Catalog.  The HPH line of J-Hooks offer the best fit and finish in j hook supports for cable.  The HPH is UL listed, TIA compliant and approved for air handling spaces.  Available in 1″, 2″, 3″ & 4″ sizes and feature a built in latch.  Check out the wide variety of applications you can handle with the HPH.  From red iron bar joists, purlin flanges, I beams, concrete ceilings and more, you will find an HPH assembly for the job.  Now available in colors to separate out specific runs or purposes.



Construction Fastening Systems deals with all of the trades but we have a very strong prescence in the voice/data, security and low voltage trades.  We didn’t set out to be there, but customer requests made it clear that there was a need for it.  Over the years we have worked with many voice/data contractors to solve their install issues.  So whether you are looking for a very basic cable support or a way to mount that support, we likely have what you are looking for.  Below you will find some key products for the cabling trades.  If you run into a difficult application, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-877-212-2377 or contact us via our contact page.  We would be happy to help!


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Basic J-Hooks.  For years we had requests for j hooks from our customers.  Finally one of our suppliers a produced a generic UL listed j hook in the standard sizes.  Available in 3/4″, 1-5/16″, 2″ and 4″ sizes. These continue to be one of our best sellers.  They are available in a variety of configurations to fit your install.  They have a great price point and as a day in day out cable support, they will save you money.  While most of our customers are using hook and loop to secure the bundles, a plastic retainer is available for the 1-5/16″ and 2″ sizes.


The Arlington Loop.  The Arlington Loop is a plastic hanger approved for use in air handling spaces.  We were one of the first distributors in the midwest to champion the loop.  The Loop is available in a 2″, 2-1/2″ and 5″ size.  Cost and flexibility is one of the reasons why the Arlington Loop has been a big mover for us. We make a few different custom versions including one with a hammer on clamp for flanges and beams as well as one with a multi clip or bat wing for grabbing on to grid wire.  We do a lot with nation wide rollout projects that we build the hammer on version by the pallet.  Learn more about the Arlington Loop here.


Pre-tied Ceiling Clips.  This is another product a customer begged us to make for him.  He needed 300 to suspend a cable run.  Well we gave in and now we tie thousands upon thousands!  Many are shooting up a grid wire and then twisting on a j-hook or Arlington Loop.  Some are adding a second cable hanger up the grid with a bat wing or multi clip.  Shipping can be a challenge.  We encourage you to buy in packs of 200 as the shipping is virtually the same.  A second option for you is to buy one of our hand wire twisters and make what you need as you go.  A word of caution.  If you are tying on clips for your Ramset or Hilti tool, make sure you use a quality clip like the Ramset SPC78 or SPC114 for a better “stick” rate.  You can find them here.


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If you are looking for a 2″ j hook with a beam clamp that will mount on a flange up to 1/2″ thick and be able to rotate a full 360 degrees, this is the j hook you are looking for.  This version has a standard UL listed hook mounted to pressed beam clamp similar to the Caddy BC200, Minerallac 600 or B Line BC442.   Some hangers have the beam clamp mounted to the back of the hook that limits you to running your cable with the beam or bar joist.   This  hook is mounted in such a way that it can be rotated 360 degrees if necessary.  Simply loosen the screw and turn.  Now you can run with the iron, at a right angle or even diagonally across a structure.

The real advantage this type of beam clamp used on this assembly versus a j hook with a hammer on beam clamp is that you can mount to any flange from 1/8″ to 1/2″.  With a hammer on beam clamp, you have to have at least an approximate idea of how thick the flange is.  Usually the clamps will be made in a size range of 1/8″ to 1/4″ flange, 5/16″ to 1/2″ flange and 9/16″ to 3/4″.  By far the most standard is the 1/8″ to 1/4″ but there is nothing more frustrating than trying to hammer on a j hook when the clamp is just a little to tight.  To be sure a j hook with hammer on clamp is still a very common part, we sell tons, but if you don’t know the flange size for use the standard beam clamp is a better bet.

If you are looking at j hook tree bade up of 2″ j hooks with a beam clamp, especially if it is a quad hanger, the pressed type beam clamp will offer more holding power and is a little more rigid than a j hook tree suspended by a hammer on clamp.

Check out our 2″ j hook with beam clamp and our j hook trees along with a host of other unique cable hangers and management products at our e-commerce site Construction.Fastening.Net


Construction Fastening Systems, Inc.

Specialty tools & fasteners for the trades.
952.230.7725Toll Free 1.877.212.2377

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contact@cfsdelivers.com

Serving the entire U.S.

Based In Twin Cities, MN



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