It’s just a fact, you’re going to need to run your communications cable where there’s no easy way to do it. Discount Low Voltage has a solution that may save the day for you. Let’s check out the Drop Rod with Shot Fire Bracket by Caddy.
CADDY Drop Rod with Shot Fire Features:
- Quickly and easily attaches to concrete, steel or composite metal decking
- Integrated pin installs easily using powder-actuated or single-shot gas-actuated tools
- Works with most standard CADDY spring steel fasteners designed for rod attachments
- Rod is rigid and does not require secondary attachment to ceiling grid per NEC 300.11
- Includes pre-assembled end-cap
- Specialized packaging simplifies material handling and minimizes sorting
- Rods are ready to install out of the box
Seems like the CADDY Drop Rod with Shot Fire is a great solution in certain areas of your data cabling project. The one thing that really caught my eye though is that National Electric Code called out. So I decided to grab my NEC book and see what code 300.11 was all about.
Section 300.11 had a lot to it but, the part that stood out was in section B and it covers wiring systems installed above suspended ceilings. It states that support wires that do not provide secure support shall not be permitted as the sole support. Support wires and associated fittings that provide secure support and that are installed in addition to the ceiling grid support wires shall be permitted as the sole support. Where independent support wires are used, they shall be secured at both ends. Cables and raceways shall not be supported by ceiling grids.
Sounds like the CADDY Drop Rod with Shot Fire is also a bit of a labor saver due to the fact that you don’t need a secondary attachment to the ceiling grid. We have these available in a few different options. For pricing and availability visit Discount-Low-Voltage.com