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Help! I need to hang signs....

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by RaceWrap, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. RaceWrap

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    I have 21 1/2 in. Ultraboard signs that need to be hung from open web joist. The boards are 5x5 and weigh about 12 lbs each. I am using 1/16 cable but don't know the best method for attaching the signs to the cable. I do not want to just drill holes in the board and run the cable through.

    I feel like this is a common install, do any of you guys have a clip, clamp, hook or anything that is commonly used for this type of install. I want it to be sturdy but not expensive.

    Any help would be great.
     
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  2. saktrnch

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    At a lot of hardware stores you can get a D ring with a tab with a hole in it. You can screw into the bottom or top cord to hang them. DO NOT cut through the center web.
     
  3. Mosh

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    I hope that is Stainless Steel cable you are using. If its not...you might want to reconsider. Additionally... you might want to use the plastic shielded cable as well. I would also consider using brass cable crimps and double loop the cable through the crimp. Aluminum crimps used with non-shielded stainless cable will be susceptible to electrolysis corrosion. Plastic shielded S.S. cable and brass crimps are available from any commercial fishing supply.
     
  5. Mosh

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    They are Ultraboard, they will not last long enough for electrolysis corrosion to happen.
     
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  7. SignosaurusRex

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    I was thinking of another material. oops. 5' x 5' ultra board???
    Mosh.....Electrolysys can happen pretty damned fast in some environments and can result in disaster, even if it is only Ultraboard.
     
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