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Identify Installation Hardware

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by LoGl, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. LoGl

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    Hey all,

    I am looking for a particular piece of hardware and am just not sure if these were custom made. I can get them made...but was hoping not to have to reinvent the wheel. As you can see in my photos, the track/ channel that was used, I'm told is Unistrut. After searching through images and Unitstrut website...I'm not finding the clamp that was used. I have more images of the clamp, but I think you get the basic idea here. It inserts into the track, slide up and grasps on to an I-beam (one on either side of beam). Works like a charm.

    Anyone have and idea where I might find these?

    Thanks much....Lori
     

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  2. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    It appears to be a machined extrusion...meaning that it's most likely a stock item somewhere.

    Had it been totally machined from billet stock, then it would have been a custom.


    JB
     
  3. Typestries

    Typestries Very Active Member

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    Check your local electrical supply house......or mcmaster carr.

    Google image "beam clamp strut" there are a bunch of varieties
     
  4. Moze

    Moze Precision Sign Services

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    Pretty sure it's a rocker from an LS1.:Big Laugh

    JK...

    There are lots of I beam clamps from the various maunufactures...maybe replace that with one that's easier to find...?
     
  5. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    does the "replacement" need to be so beefy?
    depending on what you're mounting, it doesn't look anything different than what you can get out of a toggle-bolt/beam-clamp.
     
  6. CP Signs

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    Don't know about the LS1 but my LS6 could probably use a few of those. Hahahahah
     
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  8. LoGl

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    Thank you all who have helped me out here. I will continue searching through the different sources you have identified. At the end of the day do the clamps need to be precisely these type...no. But I am adding to a sign post that has existing signs on it and if I can easily find the same type...it just made sense. If not...I will find a way to make installation work. These clamps worked easily and perfectly so hoping to find and use them. If I do find...i will post my source.

    It never ceases to amaze me how helpful fellow sing folks are. I thank you whole heartedly.
    Lori
     
  9. LoGl

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    Here you go....yes...could be that I am supposed to be working on an engine...lol


    But seriously....a couple of you made great suggestions...in the end, I think McMaster Carr is what I will go with....similar use product, not the beefiest clamp, but the weight load is fine to use something smaller.

    have a great day all...
     

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