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.22 caliber single shot tool.

Discussion in 'Installation Equipment & Techniques' started by signpost-boston, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. signpost-boston

    signpost-boston Making America great, one sign at a time.

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    So, i have to install 100 signs on motor. mostly small signs, 10"x30" long. its going in a "section 8" housing area and am worried about vandals if i use screws..
    could i use this tool? would i need to use something else so i will not damage the aluminum? its .040 gauge metal and don't want the finish to get marred.

    i would assume i need to pre-drill the aluminum holes and hold the sign on the building and "Shoot" the fastener into the masonry....
    thanks for your input!
    mosher
     
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  2. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    ummmm, NO

    maybe for cast block, but mortar lines?!? heck no, you'll blow that thing out.
    get a hammerdrill & security screws or rivots or use VHB tape & silicone.
     
  3. signpost-boston

    signpost-boston Making America great, one sign at a time.

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    the area where the signs are going would be over the front door, which has a white slab area. this is not the "motor" lines sandwiched between the brick...
    -mosher
     
  4. signpost-boston

    signpost-boston Making America great, one sign at a time.

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    Screen shot 2013-09-16 at 9.56.55 AM.jpg see pic!
     
  5. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Take a .22 with you for safety and keep a few extra clips fully packed in your pocket.

    You put in your quote that you are not responsible for vandalism or purposeful mischief after the signs are securely installed in place. There is no such thing as 'VANDAL PROOF'. If someone wants to remove something, they will do it regardless if in a Section 8 or anywhere else. Kids and nuts will do as they have been accustomed to and do whatever they want. That's not your problem. You are the sign maker and installer..... not the police.
     
  6. fixtureman

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    Get some non removable screws and drill and screw it.
     
  7. John Butto

    John Butto Very Active Member

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    Should have use fiberglass panels, cannot get any money for those at the scrape metal yard.
    And these are easy to use and are somewhat vandal proof, (nothing is vandal proof).
    And good information on the .22 being in your pocket.
     
  8. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    I'm just going to throw this out there...

    its MORTAR
     
  9. John Butto

    John Butto Very Active Member

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    I thought he left off the word "city".
     
  10. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

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    +1
     
  11. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

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    I'd use the fasteners John showed. Those damn things SUCK to get out. Please don't use silicone. That stuff ruins the looks of buildings if the signs ever have to come down.

    With 100 of them to install if you don't have a damn good hammer drill go rent one. Over the course of 400-600 holes it will pay for itself in the time you'll save.
     
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