When ceiling grid wire hangers or pencil rod doesn’t offer enough rigidity or code won’t allow you to use a ceiling grid wire to support your hangers, consider our SC14 shooter rod hangers. The SC14 shooter rods are designed for use in Ramset, Hilti, Powers, Simpson and other powder actuated tools. Available with in lengths from 12″ to 36″ these hangers lend themselves to many install applications. Use them with an Arlington Loop or j hooks for fast cable hanger installs. One very common install involves mounting a j hook or loop at the bottom and then adding a second j hook or loop with a mutli clip midway up the rod. These can be assembled on the floor and installed with a powder tool on an extension pole.
Many electricians are using them for their BX cable runs. Simple shoot in and fasten your BX cable with a clip like the Caddy KX clip. Simple to use, open the box and shoot! The uses for these shooter clips are endless.
If you are using brand name metal j hook hangers for structured cabling, you owe it to yourself to check out several of our low cost alternatives to costly metal j hooks. Here are 3 low cost alternatives that will not only save you money on the hangers themselves, but the wide variety of custom assemblies will save you even more by making better use of your time.
1. Arlington Loops by Arlington Industries
The Arlington Loop has been on the market for years and offers some real advantages over the standard metal j hook offerings on the market. The Arlington Loop is a plastic cable hanger that is UL listed for use in air handling spaces. Available in 2″, 2-1/2″ and 5″ sizes. These hangers lend themselves to all kinds of installations because of their unique mounting block that can fastened with 1/4″-20 hardware to beam clamps, threaded rod and many other hangers. Check out the variety of custom versions of Arlington Loops. The best part, a standard TL25 2-1/2″ Loop still comes in under a dollar.
2. Comdangles CD12 Cable Hangers
The new kid on the block is the Comdangles CD12 data cable hanger. This is the first low voltage wire hanger designed to be used on ceiling grid wires. The Comdangle hanger is being used extensively on some very large projects not only for data comm but for temporary lighting as well. One thing that makes the Comdangles series of hangers so appealing is the ability to purchase them completely assembled to grid wire, ready to go. Simply open the box and shoot them up with your Ramset or Hilti tools.
3. UL Listed Generic J Hooks
Metal j hooks are still the preferred data cable hanger my many. So if you prefer to use a metal j hook, why not give our generic UL listed metal j hooks a tr? I did a google search for the Caddy Cat32 j hook and the average cost today online is between $2.50-$5 each. Our standard JH32 2″ j hook is still $1.79/each, every day. We offer some custom assemblies as well on the metal j hooks including a version you can shoot right to the concrete deck with a powder actuated tools. Give our j hook cable hangers a try for easy savings.
If you are using the Caddy’s® 2FMP28 multi clip for bridle rings, you know this is a very versatile clip. Not only does the 2FMP38 accept 10-24, 1/4-20 and smooth shank bridle rings but it will hammer on securely to any 1/8″ to 1/2″ flange. The design allows you to turn your bridle ring a full 360 degrees. Add a jam nut on the bridle ring if you want to lock the position of the ring on the 2FMP28. This clip teams up well our generic bridle rings or our bridle rings with saddles. This clip also lends itself to use with our 2″ bridle ring with angle bracket. Simply hammer on and add j hook with a short 1/4-20 screw. Our version of the Caddy® 2FMP28 is part # HOKFMP and comes packed 50 per box.
Our UL listed 4″ metal j hook is an excellent choice for your larger cable runs. The 4″ cable hook will hold up to a 4″ bundle of cable. That loosely translates into room to hold up to 300 4-Pair UTP CAT 5e or 2-strand fiber optic cables; or up to 185 CAT 6 cables, depending on cable manufacture. Our generic 4″ metal cable support has a yellow zinc chromate finish and has a load rating of 50lbs. Easy to mount to beam clamps and other attachments. Check out what your are paying fro 4″ metal j hooks and start saving today. Click here to compare!