Fireproof Structural Steel Columns and Beams to Create
a "Finished Space Saving Enclosure"'
With This Simple Little Clip

Most Frequently Asked Questions About CB Clips
Submittal / Substitution Request
FIREPROOFING COLUMNS?
THE QUESTION IS...
GRABBER® FIREPROOFING COLUMN AND BEAM DRYWALL CLIPS
OR SPRAY-ON FIREPROOFING...
WHICH IS FASTER...WHICH COSTS MORE...WHICH IS BEST? SEE FOR YOURSELF!

SPRAY-ON FIREPROOFING...

Click here to see illustration of the sprayed columns with:

  • 8 areas to be sprayed
  • 2 outer flange faces
  • 2 web faces
  • 4 interior flange faces.

You pay for every square foot of spray-on fireproofing multiplied by the number of running feet of steel. And that's just for starters!What you actually pay for is 80 separate operations on every column in the project! And you STILL don't have a square foot of column enclosure erected!

 

Instead of all that, consider the GRABBER® FIREPROOFING COLUMN & BEAM DRYWALL CLIP...and the advantages!

SAVES YOU 65% IN PRODUCTION TIME!

  • Half the Material
  • No Loss of Usable Floor Space!
  • Snaps on by Hand...No tools required!
  • Application Time 75 Seconds per Column!
  • 12 Operations per Column vs 80 operations!

And with the GRABBER® Fireproofing Column & Beam Drywall Clip...steel columns are fireproofed, and provide a finished coded drywall surface, ready for final decoration. Production of fireproofing is increased by 65%, including decorative enclosure.

Size: 2 3/8 Inch Wide By 2 Inch High By 2 Inch Deep

Also of note...

Spandrel columns are fireproofed the same way.

APPROVED BY UNDERWRITERS' LABORATORIES

YOU COULD FRAME THE COLUMN USING STEEL STUD AND TRACK...
BUT BEFORE YOU DECIDE, CONSIDER THIS!
What does it really take to frame 20 steel columns?
Steel Stud VS
Tools and Supplies Needed:
Ladder, Screw Gun, Shears, Level, 80 Studs,
16 Pieces Track,160 Loads & 160 Pins
GRABBER® Fireproofing Column & Beam Drywall Clips
Tools and Supplies Needed:
Angle Iron, Screw Gun
One carton (240) GRABBER® Fireproofing Column & Beam Drywall Clips
Number of Operations Involved...Compare
Raise and Distribute steel studs 80
Cut 2 windows per stud 160
Plumb to flange edge each stud 80
Load 2 cartridges per stud 160
Load 2 steel pins per stud 160
Shoot 2 times per stud 160
Close 2 windows per stud 160
Unload 2 cartridges per stud 160
Up ladder 1 time per stud 80
Down ladder 1 time per stud 80
Move equipment 1 time per column 20
  1300
1
Raise and Distribute 1 carton
240
Snap-on 12 clips per column (20 columns)
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
241
 
NOTE: Total Time to Frame Each Column with GRABBER® Fireproofing Column & Beam Drywall Clips...75 Seconds!
FIRE RESISTANCE INDEX DESIGN
Click the links to view UL Drawings and Installation for Grabber CB Clips OR Click to print out the drawings.
COLUMNS BEAMS
*1 hr. Rating - x528
*2 hr. Rating - N501
  N502
*2 hr. Rating - x517
  x520
  x523
  x528
  X535
*3 hr. Rating - N505
*3 hr. Rating - x513
  x528
  X535
 
*4 hr. Rating - X522
  X535
 
Clip placement - I Clip every 4ft. Clip placement - I Clip every 2ft.
Clip Fit 3/16 to 1 ½" flanges