Spazzer® 5400 Bridging Bar

Facilitates the rapid erection of structural wall framing

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, loadbearing 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.

  • Saves up to 40% in combined labor and material costs.
  • Prenotched at 12", 16" and 24" intervals, so no layout is needed.
  • Eliminates clip angles and the labor required to install them.
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,708,460 and other patent pending.

 

 

 

Product Data & Ordering Information

Product code Gauge Mils Design thickness (in) Size (in) Packaging Pcs./Skid
SPZS 16 54 0.0566 1-1/4 x 1-1/4 x 50 600

Coating: CP60 per ASTM C955
Yield Strength: 50ksi
ASTM: A653/A653M, C955

 

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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 bar retainer clip or the Spazzer snap-in grommet is required. Both require 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 and the Spazzer snap-in grommet (both require screws to keep the bar in place) must be used. The TradeReady Spazzer 5400 bar should be installed at maximum 5' o.c. vertically or per specification, and should not be used in studs over 6" wide.

Spazzer Bar Guard™       Spazzer Snap-In Grommet       Spazzer Bar Fly Clip (SFLY)

 

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