Poles should be placed 10’ to 12’ apart. If there is significant air movement you’ll want to move them closer together.
What are the working height ranges of ZipWall® poles?
The working height range of the 10’ pole is 4’ 2” to 10’ 3”. For the 12’ pole it’s 4’7” to 12’. For the 20’ pole it’s 5’2” to 20’.
Does the ZipWall® Dust Barrier System work with negative air?
Yes, the ZipWall® system was designed for applications using negative air. Because negative air creates pressure against the plastic, it tends to tug on the poles. So, with moderate pressure you should place the poles 6 to 8 feet apart, for very high pressure situations poles may have to be placed as close as 4 feet apart. Always use GripDisks™ under the poles to hold the bottom in place.
What types of ceilings do ZipWall® poles work with?
They work on all types of ceilings, including plaster, drywall, textured, popcorn, and suspended or drop ceiling. For suspended ceilings, it is important that the plate on top of the pole be placed on the grid or T-bar that holds the ceiling tiles in place.
Can ZipWall® poles be used with slanted ceilings?
Yes, the head and plate pivot to adapt to a slanted ceiling.
Can ZipWall® poles be used outdoors?
Yes, if there is a ceiling available such as on porches or balconies. But, do not use the ZipWall® system if it is very windy. Damage or injury could result.
How much weight can ZipWall® poles hold?
The weight a ZipWall® pole can hold depends on the strength of the person tightening the pole. The average person will twist the pole tight enough so the pole can hold 60 to 80 lbs. However, with a stronger tightening twist, a person can produce a hold of about 110 lbs. (Caution: Do not use for holding anything that could fall and cause injury or damage).
How can I clean the non-skid head plate?
Keep the non-skid, non-marking surface clean by using soap and water with a scrubbing pad, or by running it through the dishwasher.
Are ZipWall® products guaranteed?
Yes, all ZipWall® products except ZipDoors® and zippers are guaranteed for 2 years. Visit zipwall.com/warranty for more information.
Do ZipWall® products come with plastic sheeting?
No, plastic sheeting is not included. ZipWall® does sell an easier to use, more economical alternative to plastic sheeting, ZipFast™ Reusable Barrier Panels.
What size roll of plastic sheeting should I buy?
Buy plastic on a continuous roll that is long enough to reach from the beginning of the wall you are making to the end. The width of the plastic should be at least a foot larger than the height of your ceiling where the wall will be installed. For example, if you have an eight foot ceiling, buy plastic at least nine feet wide.
What is the recommended plastic sheeting thickness?
We suggest the use of the lightest plastic your application calls for. The lighter the plastic, the easier it is to handle and the less expensive it is. However, very light plastic (under 1 mil) can be hard to handle and control.
FoamRail™ Tapeless Seals & Wall Mounts
Can FoamRail™ tapeless seals seal completely?
Yes, FoamRail™ tapeless seals can be overlapped, allowing you to form a seal along any length of floor or ceiling, or any height wall.
Can FoamRail™ tapeless seals be used to hold up plastic sheeting or ZipFast™ reusable barrier panels?
No, they are not designed for this purpose. The dust barrier should be built first, anchoring the barrier material in place at the ceiling, then the FoamRail™ tapeless seals may be installed to form a tight seal.
How do FoamRail® Tapeless Seals attach to the ends of ZipWall® spring-loaded poles?
To attach a FoamRail™ to the top of the ZipWall® pole, first remove the head. To attach a FoamRail™ to the bottom, replace the foot of the pole with a Floor Adaptor. The FoamRail Span™ snaps onto ball-joint at either end of the ZipWall® pole. FoamRail™ Tapeless Seals (FR2) require T-Clips™: attach the T-Clip™ to the FoamRail™ and snap it onto the ball joint at either end the ZipWall® pole.
How do SideClamp™ Wall Mounts attach to poles and FoamRail™ tapeless seals?
A spring-loaded clamp easily holds the SideClamp™ wall mount onto any ZipWall® pole. The FoamRail™ tapeless seal attaches directly to the SideClamp™. No tools are needed.
Can SideClamp™ wall mounts be used when there are protrusions from the wall?
Yes, the outermost mounting position of the SideClamp™ wall mounts easily accommodates crown molding and/or baseboard heat along the same wall.