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Bridging Systems

Bridgelock TM Bridging System(BL 365/400, BL 600. BL 800)

Ideal in uniform wall applications for both wind and axial load-bearing walls, Bridgelock's unique clip design and pre-punched channel combine to deliver superior performance and workability.

Positioning tabs on the underside of the clips lock onto the channel guaranteeing precise fastening as well as ensuring:

• Studs are positioned at 90º to track member 
• Clip does not interfere with sheathing plane
• Sheathing edges will always align on stud centers
• Screw pilot holes always line up onto the bridging channel and stud
• Eliminates the need for clamping
• The clips tear-away center tab easily allows for off module stud placement
• Angled corners make it easy to rotate the clip into position and allows for installation to either the inside or outside of the stud
• Easy, fast and accurate stud engagement with #8 or #10 screws in pre-punched holes
• Adaptable - individual studs are easily unclipped and relocated
• Economical - cost competitive with standard bridging components 
• Familiar components and installation ensures applicators are up to speed quickly

Bridging Channel

Bridging Channel, used in conjunction with Bailey Universal Bridging Clips, is one of the most common bridging methods used to provide resistance to stud rotation and minor axis bending under wind and axial loads. Bridging channel is passed through the stud knock-out and secured with Universal Bridging Clips and screws. However, Bailey Bridging Channel can be used for both welded and screw applications. Lateral bracing is typically installed at a maximum of 48" o.c. Available sizes: 1 1/2" x 1/2" 18ga, 1 1/2" x 1/2" 16ga, 1 1/2" x 3/4" 16ga and 1/2" x 3/4" 16ga all sizes are 12'-0" in length.

Contact a Bailey Technical Representative for proper sizing and spacing.

Flat Strap Bridging

This type of bridging can take tension only and must be used in combination with solid bridging or direct attachment to shear walls. Flat Strap Bridging is best suited to projects with irregular stud (or joist) spacing’s and where holes are not available at the required location for through the knock-out type of bridging.

Flat Strap is available cut to length or in coils. Cut to length is available in pieces 10'-0" long in multiple gauges and widths. Coil Strap is available in 2-1/2" wide 100' coils in 18ga (.043) only.

Other widths and gauges are available upon request. Please consult with the Bailey Sales Office in your region.

Notched Bridging Channel

This type of bridging can take tension and compression and must be used in combination with solid bridging or direct attachment to shear walls. Notched Bridging Channel is best suited to projects with regular stud (or joist) spacing and where holes are not available and where holes are not available at the required location for through the knockout type bridging.

Bridging Channels are notched to match stud spacing (12", 16", and 24" centers) and are available in 12' lengths of 1 1/2" x 1/2" 18ga.

SPZD - 33 Spazzer® 9200 Spacer Bar 

ClarkDietrich Spazzer Bar System is distributed in Canada by Bailey Metal Products Limited.

9200 Spazzer bar facilitates the rapid erection of interior, non-load-bearing, nonstructural studs into a rigid, accurately laid out gridwork.

The TradeReady® Spazzer® 9200 spacer bar is a prenotched, 20-gauge, galvanized steel spacer and bridging bar. The Spazzer 9200 bar facilitates rapid erection of studs into a rigid, accurately laid out gridwork that has excellent resistance to stud rotation and displacement. Hanging drywall is also faster and easier because the Spazzer 9200 bar eliminates the bow that often occurs in tall interior studs. TradeReady Spazzer 9200 bar is a 20-gauge bar that is 50" long and prenotched to hold studs rigidly on 16" or 24" centers. The slots have been pre-engineered to hold studs in place by utilizing “shear” to bridge studs into a rigid gridwork. Eliminates clip angles and saves up to 40% in combined labour and material costs. 

Product Dimensions:

7/8" x 7/8" x 50"

Material Specifications:

Gauge: 20 gauge (33mil)
Design Thickness: 0.0346 inches Coating: G40 or equivalent
Yield Strength: 33ksi
ASTM: C645, A653/A653M

Installation

Insert the prenotched, 50" Spazzer bar through the appropriate stud punchouts and rotate the bridging bar to engage or grip the stud. Use the prenotched slots to automatically lay out studs on 16" or 24" centers. Press the Spazzer bar firmly into place. Overlap the last slot with the next piece of Spazzer and continue to repeat the process.

U.S. Patent Nos. 5,784,850 and 6,021,618

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SPZS - 54 Spazzer® 5400 Spacer Bar, SPBG - 1 ½ X 3 ¼ Bar Guard™

ClarkDietrich TradeReady® Spazzer® 5400 spacer bar is a pre-notched, 16-gauge, galvanized steel spacer and bridging bar, engineered to facilitate the rapid, efficient erection of exterior curtain wall framing, load- bearing walls and high interior partitions constructed of structural studs. Until now, most bridging in steel studs was accomplished with cold-rolled channel that required bridging clips or welding. The Spazzer bridging bar is equipped with proprietary prepunched slots that reduce installation costs up to 40% and provide excellent torsional and lateral stud restraint. The Spazzer Bar Guard™ retainer clip or the Spazzer Snap-In Grommet should be used to secure the Spazzer bar when used in load-bearing applications.

Product Dimensions:

1-1/4" x 1-1/4" x 50"
Material Specifications:
Gauge: 16 gauge (54mil)
Design  Thickness: 0.0566 inches Coating: CP60 per ASTM C955 Yield Strength: 50ksi
ASTM: A653/A653M, C955

Load-Bearing Wall Installation

The TradeReady Spazzer 5400 bar is passed through the stud knockouts and rotated 90° into position, engaging each side of the knockout. For load-bearing studs, the Spazzer 5400 bar guard retainer clip requires screws to keep the bar in place. The TradeReady Spazzer 5400 bar should be installed at a maximum 4' o.c. vertically or per specification, and should not be used in studs over 6" wide.

Non-load-Bearing Wall Installation

The TradeReady Spazzer 5400 bar is passed through the stud knockouts and rotated 90° into position, engaging each side of the knockout. For 20 gauge studs, the Spazzer 5400 bar guard retainer clip requires screws to keep the bar in place.The TradeReady Spazzer 5400 bar should be installed at maximum 5' o.c. vertically or per specication, and should not be used in studs over 6" wide.

U.S. Patent No. 6,708,460 and other patents pending

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Clip - SFLY Spazzer® Bar Fly Clip  

Spazzer Bar Fly prepunched clip that eliminates the need for cutting and bending when using the Spazzer® 5400 Spacer Bar to facilitate rapid installation of exterior curtain wall framing.

The Spazzer bar fly clip is a secure, fast and efficient way to finish a wall section when using the TradeReady® Spazzer 5400 spacer bar to facilitate the rapid erection of curtain wall or load-bearing framing. Traditionally, at the end of a section, the Spazzer bar would need to be cut and bent to keep the bar in place. With the new Spazzer bar fly clip, installation is as easy as fastening the prepunched clip to the stud and the Spazzer bar. The excess Spazzer bar is cut and installation is complete.

The Spazzer fly clip is the perfect solution for installing off module studs with the 5400 series Spazzer bar. Simply cut the Spazzer bar just short of the stud web, and use the Spazzer fly clip to quickly connect the Spazzer bar to the face of the stud with self-drilling framing screws.

Product Dimensions:

1" x 1-1/4" x 1"
Material Specifications:
Gauge: 18 gauge (43mil)
Design Thickness: 0.0451 inches
Coating: G90
Yield Strength: 50ksi
ASTM: A653/A653M

Load-Bearing Wall Installation

The TradeReady Spazzer 5400 spacer bar is passed through the stud knockouts and rotated 90º into position, engaging each side of the knockout. In load-bearing applications, some type of attachment is required to keep the bar in place—the Spazzer bar fly clip is an optimum solution. The TradeReady Spazzer 5400 bar should be installed at a maximum 4' o.c.vertically or per specifications. The Spazzer bar should not be used in studs over 6" wide. 

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