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,FIX MY ALUMINUM SCAFFOLDING EXTENSION FRAME

 

DAMAGE:

To fix your aluminum scaffolding extension frame we will need to know the problem. This three rung double wide extension frame is missing its bushings.

The missing bushings are what connect the extension frame to the bottom frame. After time these get beat up or lost.

FIX IN THE FIELD:

Fixing your aluminum scaffolding extension frame in the field requires the replacement bushing and the self-tapping screw. You will see from the pictures below the sequence process for replacing the bushing in the field.

This double wide extension frame is missing its bushings.
This shows them lining the holes up and getting ready to insert the self tapping screw

 

This shows the missing bushings at the bottom of the frame and the self tapping screws hole connecting the bushing to the frame

 

this shows bushing in place for self tappiing screws inserted
this shows the bushing in place and the self tapping screw and place. This frame is ready to go.

 

PREVENTION:

Read your owners manual regarding maintenance. By checking your scaffolding daily before it goes out you can catch loose screws or broken rivets. These are the two methods of connections that are used by the manufacturers for connecting the bushing to the frame. It takes less than 10 minutes to read the manual and that time can save you hundreds of dollars.

CONCLUSION:

In fixing your aluminum scaffolding extension frame you will need to know the problem in this situation it was the missing bushings. As you saw above they are easy to replace and if you have any questions please feel free to call me Joe foot at 707. 799. 8902 or email me at Joe@uprightsna.com.

As we like to say at Upright Scaffolds North America is,” if you need to get up, get Upright with Upright Scaffolds North America”

 

Aluminum Scaffolding, Short Pin Interlock Clips

Aluminum Scaffolding, Short Pin Interlock Clips

Aluminum Scaffolding, Short Pin Interlock Clips

Short pin interlock clips what are they used for?Short pin interlock clips are used on your aluminum scaffolding to hold the frames together. Short pin interlock clips are easy to use and field replaceable if lost.

aluminum scaffolding

How to use your short pin interlock clips:

There are two holes at the top of each frame. The bottom hole is used to hold the interlock clip while not in use. The top hole is used to connect the two frames together with the short pin interlock clip. You will notice on the short pin interlock clip that there is a positioning line. This line should be at the bottom of the short pin interlock clip when positioning it in the top hole or bottom hole. If the positioning line is at the top of the short pin interlock clip, the clip will not be able to fit into top hole. This is due to the pin being offset making a clearance issue between the short pin interlock clip and the bushing of the scaffolding frame.

The short pin interlock clip is made to stay on:

The short pin interlock clip is made of sprung steel. The reason for this is for the ability to pull the clip apart a bit and slide it down into the bottom hole or up into the top hole without having to pull it off the scaffolding. This is why the ends of the short pin interlock clip are bent inwards. This gives you a place to grab when pulling the pin apart as well as preventing it from coming off the scaffolding frame.

Conclusion:

Short pin interlock clips are used on your aluminum scaffolding to hold the frames together. Always use short pin interlock clips that are made for your brand of aluminum scaffolding. Do not use other items to hold your frames together for example nails, screws, miscellanies metals, etc.

As always thank you for reading our blog and

If you need to get up, Get up right with UpRight Scaffolds North America.

 

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