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Aluminum Street Pole Signs - Brackets HELP ???

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by miltondavis, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. miltondavis

    miltondavis Member

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    Does anyone know or have a recommendation for a company that makes a street pole banner type bracket system (with band it tool) that could be used for a permanent application.

    I have a client that wants to display (q:13) 18" w x 36" h x .063" thick aluminum signs to street poles (2 sided) Im a bit skeptical because of the weight of the signs and becoming a sail- at least traditional banners are light and have give.

    Any suggestions would be great.
    Thanks!
     
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  2. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    We had our local welder fablicate some like this once.
     
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    Rick Certified Enneadecagon Designer

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    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    Creative Banner has a bracket that has a built in spring.
    I was watching some we installed ( 5 years ago) in a violent storm two weeks ago. Massive wind gusts, most of the county was severely damaged by trees and poles coming dowm, saw a few large sign faces get blown out. But those banners were just bending in the wind, no damage what-so-ever. You could probably mount a solid panel to the arms using some clamps.
     
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    WhiskeyDreamer Professional Snow Ninja

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    i second creative banner..they're the only company i deal with for these....excellenet product for the cost....
     
  7. miltondavis

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    thanks all for the help and input, so far the #730 Zumar Bracket is very cheap per unit and has great durability. Also as an alternative I contacted MetalCraft Industries and they said they would just take an aluminum pole (instead of fiber glass) and notch it out so a .063 thick aluminum would fit into it and then add a screw or through bolt to hold it (looks like I could even modify the image1 example). I'll take a look at the creative banner solution as well.
     
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    You can buy them if you want, but I've made them for 2 different jobs. They've worked great (one set even survived Katrina) and cost a mere fraction of the manufactured ones.

    I cut pieces of 1 and 1/2 inch angle iron about 8 inches long. Then got some 1/2 inch steel rod cut to the width of the pole banner, plus about 3 inches, and bent this 3 inches into a right angle (like an L). We the welded the 3 inch bent area to the long side of the angle and painted them gloss black (or whatever color you want).

    2 band clamps hold them in place and you're in business. It cost us about 5 bucks apiece to make them like this versus about 10 times that much for the already made ones.
     
  9. petrosgraphics

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    check with GRIMCO, you should find all types of brackets for what you need..
     
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