Overhead Fastening


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!


j-hooks

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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The Simpson-Strongtie THD50234RH rod hanger for 1/2″ rod in concrete is an excellent atlernative for suspening 1/2″ threaded rod in overhead.  If you are dropping 1/2″ rod from concrete overhead for cable tray, fixtures or HVAC applications, this is an anchor you may want to check out.  You may be used to using 1/2″ drop in anchors, drilling a 5/8″ hole and then trying to hammer with the set tool overhead to set the anchor.  I have done it, not fun!  Watch the video on the Simpson THD50234RH rod hanger, it is super easy to install.  Just drill a 3/8″ hole to a minimum depth of 3″, blow the hole and drive in the hanger using an impact driver and a 11/16″ socket.  While the initial cost may be higher than a drop in anchor, you will easily make it up in time, especially when you drop the set tool and have to climb down the ladder and grab it, again.  It is safe to say, you tech’s cost you $1 a minute, likely more.  It won’t take much to recoop cost.

One of the originators of the overhead rod hanger fasteners was Sammy Screws.  While they offer a concrete rod hanger for 1/4″ and 3/8″ threaded rod, they do not have  choice for the 1/2″ rod.  The THD50234RH is desigend arount the tried and true Titen HD series of anchors.  Unlinke the Sammy Screws, you do not need a special driver, just an 11/16″ socket and your impact driver.  This is one of those anchors you may hesitate to try, again, the initial cost is higher, but once you try them, you will keep using them.  They really are much more user friendly!


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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