How to Prepare a ZipWall® Barrier for a Construction Project
It’s very easy and quick to install a complete ZipWall® dust barrier system. The materials you’ll need include:
- Zip poles
- Plastic sheeting or dust barrier panels
- No-slip disc
- Additional items for larger construction projects
Using one product at a time, you can complete your ZipWall® setup from start to finish in just a few minutes. Here’s how to begin:
1. Extend and Twist the Poles
The first step to setting up your barrier is to extend your Zip poles to your preferred height. Remember that they are telescopic and will lock in place at any height, so you can adjust them with ease. When you’re ready to lock them against the floor and ceiling, simply twist the two poles against each other. Twist clockwise to lock, and counter-clockwise to unlock.
2. Attach Plastic Sheeting to Head of Pole
Next, you’ll want to take apart the two non-stick plates at the head of the pole. The head is imperative to grabbing ahold of the plastic sheeting reliably. By snapping the plate off the head, you can detach it from the head. Take the edge of your plastic sheeting, sliding it up and over the head of the pole. Once it’s in position, you can slide the plastic plate back on to it, where you will feel it lock into place.
3. Raise Plastic to Ceiling
Now that your plastic is firmly attached to the poles, it’s time to raise it to the ceiling. Make sure that the plastic is attached to all of the poles you will be using before raising it. Once the first pole is in place, attach the second pole between 8 and 10 feet away from it, pulling them taut until the sheeting is tight against the entryway you’re trying to block off.
4. Secure Poles to Floor
It’s natural for plastic sheeting to become slippery on certain surfaces. Make sure you have the no-slip disc at the ready. Simply place this disc on the floor directly underneath the pole and the sheeting, placing them both on top of it. That way your poles and sheeting will remain safe and secure no matter the duration of your construction project.
5. Seal the Walls
Sealing your plastic sheeting to the walls is the next step in creating a secure and tight dust barrier. Using your tapeless seals and additional foam rails, you can attach the clamps to the rails. Then, place the foam rail between the Zip pole and the wall, which will naturally grab the sheeting and hold it tight against the wall. Remember that all poles and seals are equipped to leave absolutely no marks, and they will not damage any kind of surface, no matter how freshly painted.
These are the basic steps to set up a ZipWall® dust barrier wall. Of course, there are extra items included in your kit so that you may add to your project with hallway barriers and other areas that require tight sealing.
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