The Ramset 38TRHSS is a ceiling clip designed for installing 3/8″ threaded rod to concrete decks using either a powder actuated or gas powered tool from Ramset, Hilti, Simpson and others. The z shaped design features stamped 3/8″-16 threads and a premium 1″ pin. While not offering near the pullout of a 3/8″ drop in anchor, the 38TRHSS 3/8″ rod hanger offers some fairly decent pullout values for lighter weight applications. In 4,000 P.S.I concrete at 3/4″ penetration, you can obtain allowable pullout values of 100 pounds. Pull out data from Ramset. The real advantage with the Ramset 38TRHSS 3/8″ rod hanger shooter clips is the speed. So if your application is light enough, they are well worth looking at.
Consider a couple of other advantages of using the Ramset 3/8″ rod shooter clip. One added advantage that you may not have considered is the fact that you are not drilling do not have to contend with the Silica Dust regulations OSHA has implemented for any concrete drilling! On some sites, you will find the actual quick shot of your powder actuated tool to be much less annoying than the sound of your rotary hammer. Another advantage is installing the hanger with a pole tool for your Ramset or Hilti Tool. Adding the threaded rod before you install can even keep you on the ground for a large portion of the install and may even help you get into tighter areas in crowded ceilings.
The Ramset 38TRHSS rod hanger is also rated for use in single shot gas tools such as the Ramset T3SS. Gas tools require no certification and can be used on some sites that restrict the use of powder actuated tools. Gas tools also work a little better on block applications with out over drive issues so you may find some creative horizontal uses for them as well.
You can find the Ramset 38TRHSS 3/8″ threaded rod shooter clip along with a wide variety of other threaded rod hanging options for 1/4″,3/8″ and 1/2″ threaded rod online at Construction Fastening.Net. Not sure if our 3/8″ shooter clip will work in your tool? Give us a call toll free at 1-877-212-2377 and we will do our best to help you out.