The DeWALT Wall-Dog is an all steel, one-piece screw anchor which provides an all-metal fixing solution to comply with the latest wiring regulations.
Engineered to meet the requirements of the most demanding M&E contractor, the DeWALT range of mechanical steel anchors offer innovative solutions for a wide range of M&E applications. Available in a range of finishes and sizes, DeWALT anchors provide fast, reliable and fully compliant fastening for applications such as fixing suspended lighting, junction boxes, electrical conduit and channel support systems.
One such anchor is DeWALT’s innovative Wall-Dog anchor. The DeWALT Wall-Dog is an all steel, one-piece screw anchor which provides an all-metal fixing solution to comply with the latest wiring regulations. Amendment 521.11 to BS 7671 requires wiring systems within escape routes to be supported in such a way that they will not be liable to premature collapse in the event of a fire; thereby prohibiting the use of non-metallic components. The DeWALT Wall-Dog requires NO plug and with its carbon steel body and deep cutting, corkscrew-like threads, it provides for smooth entry and powerful hold in a variety of substrates including wallboard, wood, masonry and concrete.
Wall-Dog mechanical steel anchors are ideal for light to medium duty M&E anchoring applications such as fastening conduit, trunking, back boxes, and cable/fire clips. For fixing into concrete a 5mm pilot hole is all that is required and the screw taps its way in, NO plug is required. For fastening to softer masonry materials a smaller pilot hole may be required but test fixings are always recommended. They also provide a compliant fixing for fire-rated cable clips in escape routes.
For example, D-Line, a major manufacturer of innovative cable management products, now recommends Wall-Dog as an effective, easy to use fixing for its fully certified Safe-D Clips (pictured above).