The RockSteady® Clip is designed for attachment to a framed wall structure of wood or steel providing that the minimum wood stud is at least 2” x 4” or greater and the minimum steel stud is 25 gauge or thicker under the following conditions:
Prior to stacking drywall sheets on or against any structure, inspect and reinforce as necessary to support the loads imposed by drywall sheets.
Floors or walls can be damaged or may fail if not designed to support the superimposed load.
The RockSteady® Clip is intended to stabilize drywall sheets only when stacked against a structure designed to support the superimposed load.
Place one clip every 6 feet and not less than 2 feet from end of drywall sheet. Sheets over 12 feet require two clips.
Always match Clip size to drywall thickness. Use 1/2” Clip with 1/2” drywall. Use 5/8” Clip with 5/8” drywall.
With a screw gun, drive the screw at eye end of cable through the eye into the side* of the framing stud.
IMPORTANT: Keep the screw and cable level with the top edge of drywall, no less
than 1” from outside edge of framing.
Place clip over outermost sheet on stack with the warning label clearly visible. No space should remain between clip and drywall edge.
Pull cable tight while driving down the set screw.
Ensure that the set screw is completely compressed and tightened with the cable pinched between the set screw head and the top of the
IMPORTANT: Do not overtighten screw.
When job conditions do not permit installation of cable screw into the side of framing stud, use the following method for front face attachment:
With a screw gun, drive the screw at eye end of cable through the eye into center and front face of framing stud.
Place one clip every 6 feet and not less than 2 feet from end of drywall sheet.
ALL SHEETS INSTALLED WITH FRONT FACE ATTACHMENT METHOD REQUIRE TWO CLIPS.
IMPORTANT: Keep the screw and cable level with the top edge of drywall.
Proceed with Step 2 above.
Vertically stacked drywall must always be placed four to six inches from the wall at the bottom of the stack.
Verify distance with a measuring tape, ruler or measurement template to ensure proper lean. Placing drywall sheets against a wall with a lean of less than four inches creates a serious tipping hazard. Placing sheets with greater than a 6” lean can cause significant lateral pressure and cause structural failure.
We recommend the use of a Drill/Driver or Screwgun, 12 Volt or higher, with a torque setting. Compact models with reduced battery pack size make it easier to install eye-end of cable level with the top of drywall sheets. Alternately, use a measurement template and install eye-end screw prior to placement of drywall sheets against framed wall.
From front of clip, push or pull up to loosen cable and minimize resistance when shortening or lengthening cable. This will save installation time and lessen the natural curling tendency of the cable.
Provided eye-end screw is self-tapping for metal studs. When installing screw to wood framing, use drill or screw gun to create a small pilot hole prior to installing screw.
Prior to removing clip from last sheet in the stack, carefully back out set screw just far enough to allow removal without disengaging screw from the clip. Repeat the same action when removing eye-end screw from stud.
The RockSteady® Clip prevents accidents by protecting jobsite visitors and contractors from the potential harm of falling drywall. It does this by securing sheets of drywall, leaned against a wall, into a stabilized stack. After installation, the clip offers round the clock protection for workers and visitors from the hazard of incidental or accidental stack tip-over.
ROCKSTEADY EXPRESSLY WARRANTS TO THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER THAT THE ROCKSTEADY® CLIP WILL PERFORM ITS INTENDED FUNCTION IF INSTALLED AND USED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS. PURCHASERS EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY AND ROCKSTEADY’S OBLIGATION UNDER THIS WARRANTY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF THE NON-PERFORMING CLIP. THIS WARRANTY APPLIES ONLY TO THE USE OF THE PRODUCT AS INTENDED BY SELLER AND IS VOID IF THERE IS ANY MISAPPLICATION, MISUSE OR ABUSE OF THIS PRODUCT, ABNORMAL USE, ACTS OF GOD, FIRE OR FLOOD, OR IMPROPER ASSEMBLY OR REPAIR, OR DAMAGE IN SHIPPING. THIS WARRANTY SHALL RUN ONLY TO THE FIRST PURCHASER OF THE ROCKSTEADY® CLIP FROM ROCKSTEADY OR FROM ROCKSTEADY’S DISTRIBUTOR AND IS NON-ASSIGNABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE AND SHALL BE OF NO FORCE AND EFFECT IF ASSERTED BY ANY PERSON OTHER THAN THE FIRST PURCHASER.
ROCKSTEADY MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND THOSE ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, OR USAGE OF TRADE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ROCKSTEADY BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY DAMAGES RELATED TO LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR LOSS OF GOODWILL.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS OR DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
RockSteady® Clip is not intended or warranted under the following conditions:
Purposeful or malicious attempts to remove the clip or to pull drywall away from wall by one or more individuals in the act of causing harm or destruction of property.
THE ROCKSTEADY® CLIP INSTALLATION GUIDELINES AND INSTRUCTIONS MUST BE FOLLOWED CAREFULLY AND COMPLETELY.
Choice of law.
All disputes regarding warranty claims shall be adjudicated in the federal or state courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute. Additional information available at: www.rocksteadyclip.com
Phone: 1-877-725-7839 or 1-877- RKSTDY
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U.S. PATENT No. 7,963,491 - Made in the U.S.A
The information contained herein replaces and updates all previous installation guidelines, instructions and warranty documentation for the Metal RockSteady® Clip revised 04-02-13, RockSteady, LLC