This architectural hardware is generally used as the lower attachment from another top cable attachment to suspend panels, pictures, etc. in a tensioned way. The cable is oriented in a vertical axis. When used in this manner it is generally matched with a Fixed Pier Short to affix the cable at the upper location. However, for specific design purposes this Long Pier may also be used in the upper position, as well.
This architectural hardware is not approved for use where cable would be deployed in a horizontal axis. Please note that if the cable is to be held in tension a nylon cord shall not be used.
All visible components in this assortment, body, base and mounting plates, are finished with a luxurious anodized hard surface. The parts are CNC machined from solid aluminum.
The Fixed Pier, Long may be purchased with an optional Mounting Plate. Mounting Plates are intended for use when the Pier is to be mounted to gypsum board, or to other similar brittle surfaces, and there will be some weight or tension applied to it. The plates also include a Wing Toggle anchor to be used in place of a plastic screw anchor. Wing Toggle anchors require a larger hole in the drywall board in order for the toggle wings to gain access to the backside of the gypsum board, thus the need for the Mounting Plates to cover the hole and spread compression forces across a larger area.
There are two versions of Mounting Plates to choose from. Mounting Plate Round, most common, is a 1.5-inch diameter circular plate. The other option, the Mounting Plate Half Moon, has the same diameter but is trimmed on one edge to allow it to be mounted closer to an obstruction, such as a ceiling or a wall, within 0.5-inch from the obstacle. Both plates include a recessed area on either side, which automatically centers the Fixed Pier on the plate.
The hardware included in this basic assortment may be used to mount a pier base to brick, cement, plaster, ceramic surfaces and structural wood. To mount the piers to gypsum board (drywall) please order with your choice of Mounting Plates.
It is the responsibility of the installer to select the proper mounting hardware for a particular installation.
Rated strength: The Fixed Pier Long is rated for 150 lbs. when installed by fastening into structural wood with the appropriate fastener being engaged 1” or more into lumber. However, the weight capacity of an individual pier/steel cable may be as low as 10 lbs., or less (static load), depending on the mounting hardware and installation technique. Actual capacity is dependent upon the installation. It is the responsibility of the installer to select the correct fastener for a particular installation.
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