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Beam Clamps

Discussion in 'Security Alarms' started by JoeRaisin, Mar 18, 2011.

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  1. JoeRaisin

    JoeRaisin Guest

    Anyone ever use the hammer on type beam clamps?

    Considering using them on a huge fire job where hundreds of beam clamps
    will be needed.

    The time savings would be considerable - of they are secure, which they
    look to be.

    Will likely still need to use the bolt on type for corners, but for the
    straight runs we're hoping these will do the trick.

    Any experience is appreciated.
  2. Bob La Londe

    Bob La Londe Guest

    I am always nervous about hammer on press fit anything, but if you setup
    with a cordless and spare batteries on the lift or use a lift with an
    inverter (or in the case of my lift a generator (its complicated but
    provides cleaner power)) to drive a screw gun you can install regular bolt
    on beam clamps pretty darn fast.

    Slap, zip.
    Slap, bang bang bang.

    Sometimes what appears faster isn't always. I have had guys who refused to
    drag out an extension cord to drill all the holes to prewire a house, but a
    good quality 1/2 drill on a heavy 12 gage extension cord will produce twice
    as much work over the course of a comprehensive prewire. Had that argument
    with another guy recently about erecting steel buildings, but when the
    contractor put up my shop they had Milwaukee screw guns running on heavy
    erxtension cords.

    Anyway. Try it both ways and see.
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