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Acrow Props

Acrow prop is an important construction tool mostly used in renovation of buildings. It is used as a temporary repair tool. It is long metallic cylinder provided with screws to adjust its length. Acrow prop is also called BS prop. You can adjust the height of acrow prop in two ways: 

  • You can adjust the pin for various number of holes 
  • You can screw up or down on threads formed on outside of cylinder 

Acrow prop works in safe working load (SWL) and it differs for different acrow props in Newcastle based on dimension. SWL must be kept in mind while using it because little rise in SWL can cause toppling over of acrow pipe which may lead to serious loss and damages. Acrow prop are versatile with good strength. The main features of acrow pipes are given below: 

 

  • Its height is easily adjustable. You can do it just by adjusting the screw on its outside 
  • Its light in weight but supporting heavy loads so it is powerful tool 
  • It is very strong pipe which can bear tons of load 

Acrow props are mostly used for props shoring, a temporary support during building work. Props are made in 5 Standard BS sizes: 

  • Size 0 from 3.5 feet to 6 feet  
  • Size 1 from 5.75 feet to 10.25 feet  
  • Size 2 from 6.5 feet to 11 feet  
  • Size 3 from 8 feet to 13 feet  
  • Size 4 from 10.5 feet to 16 feet  

Construction: 
Acrow props are made up of high quality steel which is in fully compliance with safety standards. There are 3 different parts of acrow props which makes it adjustable 

  • Inner tube with top plate 
  • Outer plate with base plate 
  • Prop pin 
  • Nut and handle 

Acrow prop purpose: 
It is used for vertical support and different purpose: 

  • For making hole in wall, window and door 
  • For increasing the height of ceiling 
  • For removing the wall 
  • Temporary support for wall ties, doors and windows. 

Different other things are also combined with acrow props to increase its compatibility. For example timber needles are used to adjust the center of gravity of acrow prop in middle to avoid it from toppling over. Strong boy bracket is also you when you have to use acrow prop for additional load. Each bracket support up to 340 Kg. Fork heads are also used to keep timber pins in place. 

Safety of Acrow Prop: 
Acrow props manufacture by well reputed industries meet BS4074 standards and are of good quality. When using these props followings must be kept in mind. Always check before installation that acrow prop is compatible and position the upper and base plates safely. Maintain the level of prop so that weight gets distributed evenly. For more information, please log on to http://www.shorehire.com.au/traffic-rules

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