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Unread 12-05-2006, 11:02 AM   #1
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Zipwall, experiences?

Looking to do a nasty rip out in the wide open center of a fashionable home w/o any doorways. Need to fashion a 360 degree protective barrier.

What actual experience does anyone have w/ this item? My research says this is the best of several competing products.

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Unread 12-05-2006, 11:26 AM   #2
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I like nearly everything about it but the price. Pretty grossly overpriced to my mind, but it's one of them things where they have some and I want some, eh?

For more permanent setups when I'm gonna need the area closed off for some time, I generally make some sort of wood frame to tack poly or tarps over.

But for quick temporary closures I carry four of those poles in the trailer and always have some poly and tarps in there, too. That and some blue tape seem to do the job for me in most cases.

I have some of their zippers but never have actually used them. I find it easy enough to just move one of the poles most of the time.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Unread 12-05-2006, 11:33 AM   #3
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Trailer.........hum..........I can see that a coming!
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Unread 12-05-2006, 08:21 PM   #4
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Not sure if this is what were talking about but this system I like.
2 "Third Hand" about $65 each
4 mil poly
2 Zippers $17
Duct tape
1/2" plywood

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Unread 12-05-2006, 11:38 PM   #5
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Very similar to ZipWall, Steve.

The ZipWall poles are the twist-to-lock aluminum extension-type poles with a spring-loaded section on top. Have a nice foot on top where one piece snaps into another with the poly between.

Yours are a little less expensive, too.
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Unread 12-05-2006, 11:43 PM   #6
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Just bought 4 of those "3rd hand" poles that Steve has. 'Cept I only had to give 'em $43 for each of mine.


Using these to wall off a portion of a wide-open room in a high-rise condo. Mighty nice, they are. Don't know what took so long before getting them. Could have been using these for years.
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Unread 12-06-2006, 12:38 AM   #7
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I use the zip wall zipper tape. In fact im still using the first one i bought
a few years ago. I dont have to use it often, mounted it to some thick
plastic first use and ive been reusing since. I think its a great product
and worth the money. Mount it right and reuse and it should pay for itself.
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Jack,

How did you mount it.....pichers, you know like CX says "we like pichers"
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Unread 12-06-2006, 06:02 AM   #9
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3rd hand got some negative reviews, is that consistant w/ your experiences?

Said pole was not neccessarily secur on the ceiling. Operator problem?

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THe platform on top of the pole is about 3"x3" hard plastic. I just bought these and have only used them the one time. What I did was to rip 1/2" plywood about 3" by 8'. I then wrapped the poly around and stapled it to the plywood. The plywood strips are at the top as well as at the bottom, you can see the top one in the pic.

Part of my thinking was I could probably use them for other things when needed. I didn't know about the zipwall system when I bought/created my system. I just went to their website and I must say it looks pretty impressive, somewhat costly though, but I can see the value in their system if it applies to the types of jobs one does.
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Gee Tom, we had some in SC you could have played with..........
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Not sure of your situation but heres what we did for a pool job.
Its 4 mil plastic about 10 8' pieces of 3/4" PVC pipe , Some Tee Connectors and 5 gal buckets of Sand.......This held up in a Humid area for 5 weeks.
Total cost to cover 36' x 38' area.......under 80 bucks

Value to the job.............Priceless!!!
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Unread 12-07-2006, 05:32 PM   #13
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Dave,

Sorry I missed it. Guess I overlooked it while snooping through your huge stash of goodies.

Just started a new job w/ a Zipwall 4 pack today, Can not believe I have worked w/o it for all these years. Especially doing all residential work. Set it up in 5 minutes with perfectly snug dust free fit along walls and ceiling. Not even using the included zippers, too easy just moving an end pole for access.

Compared to the time of properly hanging taped poly and watching out for paint/wallpaper damage this is a great timesaver and damage proof. Plus no more fabricating the clumbsy 1" X 3" poly frames that still leak a little.

Gonna get the new wall add on set they just packaged..

Forget the cost. within 7 jobs of conventional poly taping, Zipwall will pay for it's self in time saved and there will be no paint lift. The 5' long foam bars are the cincher.

Todd,

That was a great idea! Health club setting?

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Hey Tom, What's the new add on wall set? Now I'm thinking of gettin a set myself!
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Unread 12-08-2006, 07:19 AM   #15
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Steve,

Speaking to Jeff at Zipwall on Wed he mentioned they are just now packaging 6 poly carb Side Clamps and 6 five foot Foam Rails for the retail price of $16?.00.

He said that due to the newness of this package I will have to inform my retailer, retailer info. pack going out shortly.

I am so impressed with the absolute seal these foam rails provide. Just hate messing up a customers home so I go nutzie doing all I can to keep it clean, like the NASA scene in E.T.

This system is fantastic. So Quick and clean.

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