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Old 02-02-2009, 07:15 PM   #1
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Now here's something I've never come across before. What kind of moron would use an assumed ramset gun to fire nails through steel angle iron to attach 8' fluorescent HO's? Thanks a lot, moron, I spent the bulk of my day with a sawzall cutting out nails wedged between the fixture and the webbing of a steel rafter. Seriously, who does work like this?

I'll be installing 6 new lights using beam clamps and 1/4 x 20's so that it gets done right.
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Now here's something I've never come across before. What kind of moron would use an assumed ramset gun to fire nails through steel angle iron to attach 8' fluorescent HO's? Thanks a lot, moron, I spent the bulk of my day with a sawzall cutting out nails wedged between the fixture and the webbing of a steel rafter. Seriously, who does work like this?

I'll be installing 6 new lights using beam clamps and 1/4 x 20's so that it gets done right.
I'm sorry. I thought that was the right way. You didn't have to call me a moron though.

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I'll be installing 6 new lights using beam clamps and 1/4 x 20's so that it gets done right.
Who says that the nuts and bolts is "right"?

BTW, I'll need a code reference


I agree....I hate those friggin' things unless something is "supposed to be permanent".
A couple weeks ago, I was replacing the mailboxes at multi-family building we own.... ~ that same moron shot the mail boxes to the brick!
What's gonna last longer....some cheap azz mail box or a brick
What's gonna last longer....some cheap luminaries or an I beam
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~ that same moron shot the...
I just said I was sorry. sheesh!
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Please see the RAMSET site..........


http://www.ramset.com/fasteners_powder.asp



I personally have a HD 22 and a Cobra.


http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/c...T/DSC01362.jpg

I KNOW this picture has NOTHING to do with the OP's statements, BUT.....................


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This moron gets around then huh.

I mean seriously, who looks at a steel beam and says, "go get the nails"?
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I mean seriously, who looks at a steel beam and says, "go get the nails"?
I bet it was fast.
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See what's screwy here is that there is no open space between the 2 pieces of angle iron, otherwise a few 1/4" x 4" toggle bolts, wire 'em up, install bulbs, and I'm done.
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I bet it was fast.

I didn't even know they made charges that strong!
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I'm sorry. I thought that was the right way. You didn't have to call me a moron though.

Sorry bout that.
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I used to work in a mining plant yrs ago and the head Electrician was going around driving threaded studs in the 1/2" beams for grounds. Man would the dust fly when he touched that thing off, sounded like a high powered rifle going off and not the normal .22 bang. He then went around and grounded all the equipment to the beams after the dust settled.
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I won't even lie. I would have shot em up to the beam and not even thought twice about it
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It could be worse, at least someone didnt mig-weld them up
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Please see the RAMSET site..........






I personally have a HD 22 and a Cobra.
Don't use that tone with us

I personally have a hammer, a drill and a Beretta 9mm ...
...I don't see where you're going with this?
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You guys are killing me!
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AR15 and some nails here...Will that work to attach a fixture? If not I'll go get a bazooka and some tent stakes...Yeah, that should work.
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I do a LOT of rework and I hate any kind of irreversable fastening system.
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I do a LOT of rework and I hate any kind of irreversible fastening system.

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I don't get it.

Why not just use those 3M double adhesive strips?
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I don't get it.

Why not just use those 3M double adhesive strips?
Because there is not a gun to fire them from. What kind of man are you?

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