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Benefits of Using a Rigid Bracing System

Posted by Colin Andrews on Jan 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Buildings can be safeguarded from damages of earthquakes—and subsequent days of downtime and unsafe conditions for tenants—through approved installation of seismic bracing. To aid in this, nVent CADDY offers cable bracing and recently launched rigid bracing for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) service market.

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Topics: Mechanical, Plumbing, HVAC, Seismic Protection, Electrical

Debunking Myths About Prefabrication

Posted by CADDY on Jan 24, 2019 4:32:56 PM

Prefabrication is undeniably beneficial in the long term for contractors, installer and site owners. However, some perceive prefabrication practices as difficult. Although the benefits outweigh the drawbacks, such apprehensions can deter contractors from making improvements to their processes. We've addressed some common concerns about prefabrication:

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Topics: Prefabrication, Mechanical, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Datacom

Understanding the Four Components of a Rooftop Anchoring System

Posted by Bryson Allen on Jan 9, 2019 12:20:42 PM

Rooftop mechanical and electrical systems are very sensitive to wind and seismic damage. Rooftop anchoring is vital for the protection of systems including: pipe, conduit, cable tray, duct and equipment.

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Topics: Mechanical, Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical, Datacom, Rooftop, Seismic Protection

nVent CADDY Relaunches EZ Riser With New Features that Improve Installation

Posted by CADDY on Nov 14, 2018 7:02:00 AM

 nVent CADDY has updated the EZ Riser to provide several new user benefits, from quick installation times to elimination of possible rework. The product is recommended for suspending vertical steel pipe risers.

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Topics: Mechanical, Plumbing, HVAC

Top Reasons to use nVent CADDY’s Telescoping Pipe Stand

Posted by Colin Andrews on Oct 31, 2018 7:01:00 AM

nVent CADDY’s new Telescoping Pipe Stand supports low-to-the-ground horizontal pipe runs with simple installation and reduced requirements for material and storage space.

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Topics: Mechanical, Plumbing, HVAC

Understand 4 Types of Telescoping Strut Replacement

Posted by CADDY on Oct 17, 2018 10:52:46 AM


The nVent CADDY Telescoping Strut Replacement is an innovative alternative to using strut-based trapeze or support structures, and it accommodates standard strut-based fittings. This tool-free solution eliminates the need to handle long lengths of strut and cut sections of strut to size. The bracket telescopes to the desired length, attaches to threaded rod, and is locked in place by snapping closed a spring retainer.

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Topics: HVAC, Datacom, Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical

What is Bend Radius and Why is it Important?

Posted by CADDY on Oct 3, 2018 1:24:18 PM

What is Bend Radius?

During installation, cables are bent or flexed to accommodate various environmental conditions such as obstacles and elevation or directional changes. Minimum bend radius refers to the smallest radius the cable may be bent without getting damaged. Minimum cable bend radius guidelines vary per cable type and industry standards.

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Topics: Datacom, Cable Support Systems

Four Ways Wire Rope is Better than Jack Chain

Posted by Adrien Le Roux on Sep 26, 2018 9:00:00 AM


Wire rope support systems provide benefits to make them a superior support method compared with threaded rod, jack chain and metal strap. Discover the ways a wire rope performs better than jack chain.

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Topics: Electrical, Datacom, HVAC, Cable Support Systems

Four Traits of Spring Steel That Makes it the Ideal Material for Fasteners

Posted by CADDY on Sep 12, 2018 1:23:24 PM

In 1956, the CADDY brand was the first to develop and market spring steel fasteners. Since then, spring steel has gained popularity, and the offering has expanded due to cost effectiveness and ease of installation.

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Topics: Electrical, Datacom

Top Four Benefits of Shot-Fire Brackets

Posted by CADDY on Aug 29, 2018 10:06:16 AM

Shot-fire brackets are an innovative way to allow installers to attach drop rods and fasteners directly to a concrete structure. However, with so many different shot-fire bracket installation tools on the market, they must be sized to be installed with a variety of tools. Not only do nVent CADDY Shot-Fire Drop Rods enable tool standardization, but they offer other important benefits as well.

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Topics: Electrical, Datacom