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Suspended ceiling metal clip

07/29/2007 5:49 PM

I am having a tough time in finding a metal clip to be used to resist a force of 256 lbs. The metal clip will be fastened to a 16 gauge metal purlin and a 12 gauge wire will be fastened to the metal clip. I know the screw will resist the force, but who manufacturers the metal clip?

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Re: Suspended ceiling metal clip

07/31/2007 12:01 AM

Not quite sure what you mean by "clip" - are you looking for one that allows you to fasten & unfasten the load easily?

I'm not a mech engineer, so don't have alot of industry knowledge here, but if all else fails, try boating supplies - boats (esp yachts) use a wide range of high tensile quick release clips suitable for use with steel lanyards, etc....you could also try suppliers of mountain climbing equipment.

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Re: Suspended ceiling metal clip

07/31/2007 1:23 AM

Try looking up "scissor clip" made by "minerallic" #scx-1 . These clips are generally used in studio lighting and supplied by Mathews Studio Equipment Inc.

I have one of these clips, but it is not load rated, regards :-) Gary Misseghers

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Re: Suspended ceiling metal clip

07/31/2007 3:02 AM

Has it got to look pretty? If not, get a load rated shackel.

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Re: Suspended ceiling metal clip

07/31/2007 10:36 AM

I'm not clear if you're hanging items from the underside of a roof purlin, or from the side of a wall purlin. However, we use plenty of speciality screws to fasten items to purlins from the underside. One such screw has a hex exterior about halfway down so a screw gun can install it in the purlin. It has a threaded hole drilled at right angles to the main axis for bolts, #12 wire, etc.

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#5

Re: Suspended ceiling metal clip

08/02/2007 6:28 PM

Try a hammer on Caddy clip manufactured by Erico www.erico.com. I am not sure of load ratings but they have different models. They are impossible to remove though.

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Re: Suspended ceiling metal clip

08/03/2007 6:12 PM

Thanks everyone. I found one. It is a Caddy fastener. It was ultimately called a bracket.

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