Classic Strap Installation
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- Beam Strap
- Loctite® PL® Premium® 3X Construction Adhesive
- Caulk Gun
- Caulk or Permanent Marker
- Screw Gun / Drill Driver & Bits
- Drywall Screws
- Utility Knife
- Clean Cloth
- Tape Measure
- Safety Glasses
- Square / T-Bevel
- Be sure to obey all safety rules and recommendations set forth by tool manufacturers.
- Wear safety glasses during the entire installation process.
- Always comply with clearances set forth by the manufacturer of stoves, fireplaces, furnaces, and any other heat source.
Determine the Desired Strap Length
- Measure the outer dimension of the beam. Figure A
- Calculate the length of strap based on the beam’s outer dimensions plus how many sides you want to cover.
- Cut the strap to length. Figure B
- Lightly score a v-groove into the strap to allow it to bend more easily at the corners.
TIP: Before cutting take into consideration the location of the clavos. You may need to trim from two sides to get the desired section of strap.
Apply a ¼” bead of adhesive to the back of the strap, avoiding the edges.
- Press the strap to the beam working from the center to ensure good contact between the adhesive and the beam.
- Screw the strap to the beam.
- Wipe off any excess adhesive with a clean cloth.
TIP:Placing screws at the base of the clavos will help conceal them.
- Look at the strap from the ground. If the strap is not laying flat against the beam install additional screws.
- If screw heads are visible, hide them using black caulk or permanent marker.