Cable Management


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


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We are very excited to start offering J hook trees and components for cabling installs.  J Hook trees have been around from several manufactures for some time and they offer a nice option to cable tray while still offering a structured system.  The HPH J Hook Tree System uses the HPH series of j hooks which are UL listed, approved for use in air handling spaces, are TIA compliant and feature a built in closure. 


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D-rings for cable management have been around for decades, and there isn’t much new in that world.  But one d ring that has been overlooked for cable management is the Arlington D Rings.  They are available in 2″ (#D-22), 3″ (#D-33) and 5″ (D-55) sizes.  The Arlington D ring has been out for years as well and so we want to give them a little push and address a couple of questions that we have had with them.

The first obvious difference is that they are made out of a smooth non conductive plastic material.  The size and shape are the same as the metal d rings that you may have been using for years in cable management, just different material and color.  The biggest objection I have heard from people is that they probably aren’t as strong as metal.  In some regards, maybe that is true, in other ways I would disagree but the real question is what are you using them for?  Unless you are using them as ladder rungs or pull handles, they are way anf I mean way strong enough.  What is a d ring for cable management designed to do?  Manage cable right?   So you should have no trouble routing your cable and holding it in check with a nylon d ring.  If you are putting enough pressure on a nylon d ring to bend or distort it, you are likely putting too much pressure on your cable as well.  So there are my thoughts on the concern that metal d rings are stronger than nylon d rings.

Now here are a couple of things I like about the Arlington D rings.  One, they simply look better.  With a better fit and finish, your closets will just look that much better.  They simply look more modern than a raw cast piece of metal.  The black finish will blend in well with your racks and panels.  And a small detail but again one that ads to the over all look of the job is that you can install them with a standard black drywall screw that will blend right in.   So if you are looking for d-rings, we stock the D-22 2″ D-Ring, the D-33 3″ D-Ring and we we can bring in the 5″ as well if you have the need.



The MagDaddy 62452 Magnetic Hook and Loop Mount allows you to quickly install hook and loop for cable support and management to metal structure. The strong magnet has a direct pull off of up to 15 lbs which is more than enough to support small runs. The MagDaddy 62452 is wide enough to handle up to 3/4″ hook and loop and is UL listed as well as plenum rated.


Construction Fastening Systems, Inc.

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

cfsdelivers.com

contact@cfsdelivers.com

Serving the entire U.S.

Based In Twin Cities, MN



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