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Four Benefits of Prefabricating a Sprinkler System

Posted by Colin Andrews on Jan 11, 2018 7:53:00 PM

DROP-IN LOOP HANGER:

Traditionally, loop hangers have been commodity products that are mostly similar across manufacturers. Although they are low in material cost and sufficient at holding pipe, they can be very costly because of the long, tedious installation process. Most contractors typically install pipe by sliding each section through the hanger individually and then adding turns, sprinkler heads, and branch lines later. The whole process is timely and involves hours of dangerous overhead work.

The CADDY Drop-in Loop Hanger makes installation much simpler and quicker. Because the pipe does not need to slide through the hanger, large assemblies can be prefabricated on the ground and installed in one piece.

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Topics: Fire

Two Tips for Reducing the Rework of Rubber-Lined Pipe Clamps

Posted by Colin Andrews on Oct 26, 2017 11:40:55 AM

RUBBER-LINED PIPE CLAMPS:

Rubber-lined pipe clamps are common for installation of single runs of medium- and large-diameter pipe. Many options are available, but most look and behave alike. Pipe clamps that lack less-obvious but key features may force contractors to spend hours reworking installations. Labor is often the largest expense associated with pipe installations, and the price can quickly increase if unplanned work is required.

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Topics: Fire, Plumbing

Limiting Exposure to Crystalline Silica Dust

Posted by Adrien Le Roux on Oct 2, 2017 9:04:08 PM

CRYSTALLINE SILICA

One of the biggest health risks to installers who frequently work with concrete is exposure to crystalline silica dust. Crystalline silica is found in many naturally-occurring minerals and is common in concrete. Although harmless in a set slab, when the set concrete is drilled or cut, the dust flies into the air and can be easily breathed in by a contractor who is not taking proper precautions. An estimated 2 million workers are at risk of negative health effects in the United States alone.

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

Three Reasons the TSR1220R was Named Product of the Year

Posted by CADDY on Sep 13, 2017 9:50:50 AM

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR:

Called a one-of-a-kind product, the CADDY Telescoping Strut Replacement has been recognized as an award-winning alternative to using strut-based trapeze. EC&M named the CADDY TSR1220R its 2017 Product of the Year platinum award winner for fasteners, hangers and accessories—and the reasons are simple.

This tool-free solution eliminates the need to handle long lengths of strut and cut sections of strut to size. The innovative design also allows contractors to install a trapeze on existing threaded rods without disrupting functioning services. 

The motivation behind its product design? “To help end-users save time and money on the job site,” according to Eric Osborn, CADDY Brand Leader. How does it achieve this? Discover three reasons why the TSR1220R earned its Product of the Year nod:

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Topics: Electrical, Fire, Datacom, HVAC

Drop-in Loop Hanger: Safer Than Traditional Hangers

Posted by CADDY on Aug 11, 2017 10:47:06 AM

DROP-IN LOOP HANGER:

Traditionally, loop hangers have been commodity products that are mostly similar across manufacturers. Although they are low in material cost and sufficient at holding pipe, they are very difficult to use because of the long, tedious installation process. Most contractors typically install pipe by sliding each section through the hanger individually and then adding turns, sprinkler heads, and branch lines later. The whole process is physically exhausting and involves hours of dangerous overhead work.

The CADDY Drop-in Loop Hanger is designed to make the installation process much safer. Large assemblies can be prefabricated on the ground and installed in one piece.

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Topics: Fire

Using CADDY ROD LOCK Couplers on Insulated Structures

Posted by Adrien Le Roux on Jul 21, 2017 10:10:12 AM

USING CADDY ROD LOCK COUPLERS ON INSULATED STRUCTURES:

Threaded rod couplers are used to connect two male ends of threaded rod to each other. Although they can be used simply to extend the length of a threaded rod, couplers provide the most value to installers when used on insulated structures.

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

Three Features That Can be Prefabricated with the Drop-in Loop Hanger

Posted by Colin Andrews on May 19, 2017 9:57:19 AM

DROP-IN LOOP HANGER:

Traditionally, loop hangers have been commodity products that are mostly similar across manufacturers. Although they are low in material cost and sufficient at holding pipe, they can be very costly because of the long, tedious installation process. Most contractors typically install pipe by sliding each section through the hanger individually and then adding turns, sprinkler heads, and branch lines later. The whole process is timely and involves hours of dangerous overhead work.

The CADDY Drop-in Loop Hanger makes installation much simpler and quicker. Because the pipe assemblies do not need to slide through the hanger, large assemblies can be prefabricated on the ground and installed in one piece.

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Topics: Fire, Mechanical

Three Benefits to Retrofitting with the TSR1220

Posted by CADDY on Jan 17, 2017 2:14:32 PM

TELESCOPING STRUT REPLACEMENT:

The Telescoping Strut Replacement is the award-winning alternative to using strut-based trapeze or support structures and 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 innovative design also allows contractors to install a trapeze on existing threaded rods without disrupting functioning services. 

The benefits of this innovative product are so impactful, it was awarded the EC&M Product of the Year 2017Learn more about the benefits and try this award-winner for yourself!

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Topics: Electrical, Fire, Datacom, HVAC