Installation Safety Training FAQ's
1. When drilling into concrete block, what type of drill should be used?
Always use a standard type electric drill rather than a hammer drill. This will prevent the inside of the block from breaking out when entering the cavity.
2. Is it important to drill into the center of a stud or joist?
Yes, drilling off center may compromise the holding ability of the fastener.
3. What is the most accurate method of locating utilities such as electric, gas, or water lines inside a wall?
Always use an electronic conduit sensor. As built drawings or blue prints will only show the approximate locations of utilities.
4. What types of ceiling mount accessories are available?
Peerless has a ceiling mount attachment for most every type of ceiling structure, such as finished ceilings, truss mounts, I-beam mounts, internal joist mounts, Unistrut mounts, cathedral ceiling mounts, suspended ceiling mounts, and some with anti-vibration stress decouplers.
5. Can the "do-it-yourselfer" install a Peerless mount properly and safely?
Yes, absolutely. All you need is the proper tools and a little common sense. Read through and follow the enclosed detailed instructions. If, for any reason, you are not sure of the mounting surface load capabilities, consult with a certified contractor or architect before continuing.
6. Can steel stud construction carry the same load wood stud can?
No, steel studs can be much weaker than wood depending on their thickness or gauge. Typically, you will find #25 gauge (.020) in most construction, which is totally incapable of safely supporting a 125 pound with a safety factor of four. You then need to spread the load across 2 or 3 studs using a Peerless wall plate designed for that purpose.