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Cy Rebarchak
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Comments on New Hardware

Postby Cy Rebarchak » Fri, Mar 05 2010, 9:48AM

Hi All,
I designed a new piece of hardware and I am looking for some honest comments on its overall value and usefulness. I received a provisional patent for it so I am sure it is unique. For now I call it “Furring Strip to Beam Clamp”. What it does is aids in the attaching of a standard furring strip to a steel beam allowing it to be “boxed in” and finished. When I was doing contracting work, we would often get jobs to finish basements and 9 out of 10 houses in my area, N.E. Pa., would have a steel beam supporting the 1st floor joists. We would have to box in the beam to cover it with drywall, paneling, etc. by attaching furring strips to the beam by drilling holes for bolts, using powder actuated fasteners or construction adhesive. Those methods didn’t allow much adjustment for square and true. My clamp uses standard off the shelf furring strips and standard drywall screws. It clamps to the beam with a simple hex head bolt, supplied with each clamp, and can be adjusted as needed. The photo below shows a prototype clamp in use. I didn’t show much detail in the picture, but take a look and give me your thoughts. I would like to hear good or bad before I go any farther.
Thanks,
Cy
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George Davidson
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Re: Comments on New Hardware

Postby George Davidson » Fri, Mar 05 2010, 12:19PM

Would you have more pictures on it.
I live in Pa.and bin in it for 46 years I started out in Philly I did a lot of basement in WP,SP NP with the I-Beam.
Now my son's us metal stud on all there basements cut there time in half
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Re: Comments on New Hardware

Postby George Davidson » Fri, Mar 05 2010, 1:55PM

????????
I have to go back in the shop
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Re: Comments on New Hardware

Postby George Davidson » Mon, Mar 08 2010, 4:51PM

Hi I was thinking today :idea:
Look at pipe clamps it looks like they start at 3.00 Home owners will not pay that for there basement clamps :?:
Vinyl strips 2" W
Us striping then dry wall or glue the vinyl to the I-Beam
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Re: Comments on New Hardware

Postby Cy Rebarchak » Mon, Mar 08 2010, 7:06PM

George,
I see the concept. I never saw those type of push on clamps. What are they called and where do they sell them? They wouldn't really work on a standard support beam in house construction because there is usually a 2 X plate on top of the beam to allow toe nailing the floor joists in place.
Cy

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Re: Comments on New Hardware

Postby George Davidson » Mon, Mar 08 2010, 7:40PM

They are going to be called Cy when you get the patent
I just made it up on my Cad program


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