There are a number of producers of powder actuated instruments used within the suspended ceiling business: Hilti, Ramset, Powers, Simpson and Bluepoint. The Hilti DX 350 powder actuated software (PAT) and its cousin the DX35 has been the usual of the business for a few years. A lot of the different producers started making comparable instruments (knock offs) when Hilti's patent expired. The extension poles provided by these producers may be costlier than the powder actuated software itself. Fortunately there are different corporations making extension poles. The Lengthy Shooter model of pole instruments for example has a confirmed monitor report of top of the range and is out there at a low value.
Sometimes an extension pole consists of a fiberglass pole with a way to safe the PAT software on one finish and a set off pull on the opposite. The installer needs to be shielded from shock in case an electrical conduit is pierced by the PAT nail. Subsequently, PAT extension poles are often manufactured from fiberglass and have a dielectric coupling to face up to as much as 10,000 volts.
Ceiling wires pre-wrapped to an angle clip and a concrete pin can be found at a few of the bigger distributors. Pre-wrapped ceiling wire assemblies coupled with an extension pole permit a single employee to put in 700 or extra ceiling wires in a mean day. Most contractors customise their pole software by attaching a brief part of electrical conduit or PVC pipe to the aspect of the pole. That is used to carry quite a few ceiling wire assemblies to chop down on journeys forwards and backwards to re-stock.
Ramset's Viper device was developed particularly for the suspended ceiling business within the US. Early variations of Ramset's Viper device didn't require a trigger-pull mechanism. As an alternative, the device was pressed towards the ceiling and the influence or "BUMP" activated the device. This "BUMP" function allowed the software to be place on a easy and cheap telescoping pole. The newest model of the Viper, the Viper4, requires a set off pull mechanism and a particular extension software. The Viper four isn't a "BUMP" device.
Powers Fasteners makes a "BUMP" software just like the older variations of the Viper. Powers calls their device the Sniper. Most followers of the "BUMP" device are switching to the Sniper.
In abstract, extension poles for powder actuated instruments improve effectivity, enhance security and enormously scale back value. There are movies on-line that reveal how PAT instruments are mounted to extension poles, in addition to how they're used.