EZ Path Firestop makes life easier?

Sure it does! When compared to traditional firestopping methods, you never stop paying. You pay to put it in and every time you make cable changes, you do it again. The more changes you make, the more it cost you both in time and money and not to mention disruption.

With the EZ-Path System, firestopping is a one-time event! No sealent, putty, or foam pads to remove and replace. Nothing to adjust. Nothing to loosen and re-tighten! When comparing cost to traditional sleeves sealed with putty, the EZ-Path will have paid for itself in just 3 cable changes or less.

Let’s get a better look at this cool firestopping technology.

You might also be asking yourself why is it square? The square shape allows cables to nest more tightly raising loading efficiency to as much as 85%. This means less smoke!

Now let’s look at the internal safety feature.

What do codes require?

STI is not concerned about smoke!

Let’s take a quick look at the series 22 model from our YouTube channel.

We have the 3 most common sizes available and if you need to find a data sheet or have any other questions contact Mercy Salinas at extension 232.

 

I need some tools for running cable behind a wall, what you got?

We have this cool kit put together by Greenlee, it’s a good place to start so let’s check it out.

Now the D’Versibit flexible drill bit kit includes:

– The D’Versibit 

– Placement Tool

– Grip

The features mentioned for this tool kit are:

– Use to drill and pull wire through existing walls

– Drill through wood even slow speed and even pressure

– Flexible bit drills 9/16″ diameter holes in many kinds of wood

– Placement tool is used to position the bit inside of the wall

– Grip can be attached to the end of wire (10mm – 13mm). 

Now that you have some tools you might need some help on how to run your cable behind the wall, here’s the best video on YouTube showing you how it’s done.

Good luck on your install and to place and order for this kit we have them in stock!

 

What’s the best rooftop support system?

The “CADDY PYRAMID” rooftop supports are a surface mounted solution for supporting electrical and mechanical applications on a variety of roof surfaces.

They offer superior load capacity and dramatically reduce installation time by replacing slow, heavy and labor-intensive methods for support of pipe, conduit, duct, cable tray and equipment.

Unlike wood blocks, “CADDY PYRAMID” supports are specifically designed for rooftop applications, incorporating unique materials and finishes that protect roof membranes and provide superior corrosion protection.

Here’s some features of the Strut model.

Caddy P image

Let’s look at the load distribution of the Strut model vs. other inferior products.

load dis

Here’s another look from our YouTube channel.

Erico also has a cool kit that has everything ready for your install. Let’s get a good look at a installation video using the H frame model.

Erico knows that no installation is the same so they make a few different styles for whatever it is you’re installing. Here’s the Strut model.

PYRAMID ST FIXED

The Roller.

Pyramid Roller

 

The H-Frame.

H FRAME

For Crossover and Walkways.

Pyramid Crossovers Walkways

The Universal.

Pyramid Universal

The EZ Rubber Based.

Pyramid EZ Rubber

The Pipe and Conduit Based.

Pyramid Pipe Conduit

The Equipment Support Kit

equipment support

Now that you know there’s a few different styles to support anything you’re installing on a roof, order your parts online at Discount-Low-Voltage.com

 

Need an under desk holder for a computer?

I’m sure you’ve noticed, it seems like everyone who has a computer typically sets up their computer and leaves it on the floor and why not, it’s out of the way and off the prime real estate on top of your desk.

If you don’t use your computer much and never need to access the USB ports that’s cool but, if you’re using those ports and your constantly reaching down and up it can get old. I recommend you do the same thing I did and install this under desk mount for your CPU just like I did! Here’s my video on the installation and it’s my work desk, check it out!

It’s been a nice convenience and if there’s a flood in the office it’s off the floor! Check out this Kendall Howard CPU Holder on our site for more detailed information.

Wiring Nightmares!

If you follow our Facebook page you’re probably familiar with our “Monday Wiring” feature that we do every, Monday. We select a picture to display either an awesome wiring job or a nightmare job, here’s a video example of the nightmare ones.

For more of these cool pics follow us on Facebook.

The proper “CABLE TIE” for Aerial Wire and Cable attachment

So you need to run a cable aerially and attach it to an existing cable or messenger cable. You probably should be using these ties.

Not only are they UV rated but they contain an inhibitor which prolongs the life of the tie in outdoor environments, one piece design reduces installation time, outside serrations prevent cable damage, nice.

Let’s check out a video from our YouTube channel. 

We weren’t a big fan of the 500 piece box quantity so we ripped open a box and do sell them individually.

Heavy Duty Non-Metallic Enclosures at Your Service

Arlington Industries offer these cool UV resistant enclosures, a great choice for protecting networking equipment, power backups and more in a debris-free environment.

Let’s get a better look from our YouTube channel.

It’s an awesome enclosure for the price, you should probably stock a couple.

 

 

Save time and labor with Telescoping Strut Replacement

We just got our hands on a new part by CADDY called a Telescoping Strut Replacement, it’s an innovative alternative to using strut-based trapeze or support structures to support cable tray baskets, cable conduit or pipe. Eliminate the need for for handling long lengths of strut and cutting sections of strut to size.

cutting-unistrut

This new bracket telescopes to the desired length, attaches to threaded rod with a captive threaded nut on each end, and is locked into place by tightening a screw on a pre-installed steel band.

Telescoping

Let’s check out some of the features of this new product.

  • Ready to use out of the box and eliminates the need for cutting sections of strut
  • Captive threading nuts enable fastening to threaded rod supports without loose parts
  • Clearance holes help quickly create multi-level trapeze
  • Supports up to four 2″ conduits or four 2″ water filled pipes at 10′ spacing
  • Works with KBT wire basket tray clip for securing wire basket cable tray
  • Works with SCH Single-Piece strut clamps

Let’s now get a better look at this item from our YouTube Channel (Don’t forget to subscribe to the channel for weekly videos)

Now that you’re going to have some extra time on your hands you need to grab some kind of tool, maybe a hammer and just walk around with it. You don’t want the boss thinking your doing nothing so make it look like your doing something.

LAN Station products overview

LAN stations have been around forever, but I don’t remember feeling a boom in demand for them until the late 90’s during the dot com bubble.

control room

LAN Station furniture has recently been more popular with video editing companies for their control room needs so depending on what your needs are you’ll find many different types of possible set-ups that may suit you best. Let’s check out a couple.

If your setup is not complex you might want to consider a 24 inch station. The lower shelf is 14 inches deep and is great for shallow components and allowing you room to stretch your legs. The two 16 inch shelf’s above can be adjusted in different increments. Includes a built-in cable management channel keeping your communication and power cables organized. With it’s 1000 pound weight rating this will be a station that will last, a lifetime! There is a lifetime warranty, so you’ll have something to pound on for a while. You may also want to consider some accessories that’ll make life easier. I’d start with casters, keyboard tray, LCD mount and maybe a utility drawer.

24 inch work bench

Maybe you need to make the most out of the space you have at your location and you have multiple monitors you work with. You might want to consider a corner station, shove it in the corner of your location and you should have enough room for about 3 monitors.

LAN-corner-station

Or, your in charge of a team of people and need to provide an organized solution for multiple work stations. You might want to consider a 96 inch station, this larger station also provides larger lower and top shelf’s and is completely modular.

96-inch-lan-station

I just wanted to highlight a couple of options for you and hopefully you can find something that will fit your need best. For me, I especially like the cable management, it drives me crazy when all those cables get messy and I have to have casters to easily get behind my equipment. Example.

wiring-lan-station-mess

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Looking for cable management ladder rack? Try U hooks with Unistrut!

CADDY “CAT CM” is an alternative to cable tray in low-voltage and power cable applications. This cable-support system has cULus®-Listed components and allows for customized support spacing and simple horizontal and vertical change of direction.

U-hook

Beginning with the J-Hook, ERICO® continues to innovate and develop the complete line of CADDY® CABLECAT products to support today’s high-performance cable. The CADDY CAT CM provides a cable tray alternative utilizing rod and strut components together with specifically developed steel brackets.

Features:

  • Includes specially designed U-Hooks and double J-Hooks with large-diameter, rounded support surfaces/edges to avoid over-bending and kinking of cables
  • Accommodates U-Hooks in a range of sizes for different cable capacity needs
  • Offers two installation options that can easily be combined resulting in installation flexibility to meet a variety of needs
    • Rod-mounted option
    • Cantilever-mounted option

The Rod-Mounted option allows for field assembly of the hooks onto All-Thread Rod. Benefits include:

  • Customized intervals between hooks to comply with ISO/IEC 18010
  • Easy level changes – under or over ductwork, piping, etc. – no level change fittings necessary
  • Direct attachment to the ceiling or building structure with threaded rod and CADDY® Fasteners

The Cantilever-Mounted option consists of U-Hooks mounted with brackets to walls and columns. This option allows for:

  • Cable runs along walls
  • Specification of individual hook spacing as needed
  • Mounting of cable within existing column grid

If you still reading I’m sure you probably want more so let’s check out an overview from our YouTube channel.

For me, what makes this attractive is that you can pick up unistrut local to you. A very common issue with long pieces of long ladder is the freight, lead time and cost can hurt your project estimate or hurt you on the back end after the freight bill arrives eating into your margins.