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Simpson Strong-Tie

Model IS16-R100

Internet #100375163

Store SKU #594333

Store SO SKU #592854

16 in. Insulation Support (100-Qty)

$12.23 /case

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Keep your insulation firmly in place with the Simpson Strong-Tie Insulation Supports. The insulation supports are cut from carbon steel, spring wire for optimum flexibility and strength. Mitered tips dig into the wood, securing itself and insulation when installed between joists.

  • Install between joists
  • For 16 in. on-center spacing
  • Follow insulation manufacturer’s installation instructions
  • Wear safety glasses, gloves and other appropriate safety equipment
  • Length: 15-1/2 in.
  • Made from 14-Gauge wire
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I need a product which will span 16 inch enginered floor truses in a basement ceiling. Will this 16 in product work for me?

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Linda
Sevierville, Tn
December 10, 2012
I noticed under specifications it says the product is 15.5 long. So are thet 15.5 or 16 inches? Thanks. Linda
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June 16, 2015
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Yes and depending on the finish on how many you will need. If dry walling you may only need one every 18 to 24 inches depending on insulation fit to hold up until drywall is up otherwise you may need every 12 + inches to keep up and from sagging.
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March 18, 2015
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It should. The product is a bit longer than 16 inches so it will fit in the space.
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May 7, 2014
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The product is 15.5 inches long. Yes it will work on your engineered floors since they measure 16 inches from the center of your trusses.
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Blue Ridge, GA 30513, USA
January 21, 2014
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measure the distance between the joist. It should be less then 16 inches. the joist are at list 1 1/2 inch wide. 16" - 1.5". OK?
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Virginia Beach, VA, USA
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June 18, 2013
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It will do the job for you. I'm on my second box. These are actually 20" I think. They are made for exactly what U are doing. A snap to install - stick on 1st side and bend up to secure the other side - NO TOOLS required
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January 1, 2013
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Yes the flor trusses are set 16" on center therefore the space between is less than 16". The space is probably like 14.5" so this product will work.
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December 11, 2012
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Hello Linda and thank you for your question.
The Simpson Strong-Tie 16 in. OC Insulation Supports are an easy one-hand installation to hold insulation in place. The mitered edges ensure a tight fit when installed between joists. No fasteners are required.
You will install the Insulation Supports between the joists. IS16 are 15-1/2" long for 16" on center spacing. Wear safety glasses, gloves and other Read More
Hello Linda and thank you for your question.
The Simpson Strong-Tie 16 in. OC Insulation Supports are an easy one-hand installation to hold insulation in place. The mitered edges ensure a tight fit when installed between joists. No fasteners are required.
You will install the Insulation Supports between the joists. IS16 are 15-1/2" long for 16" on center spacing. Wear safety glasses, gloves and other appropriate safety equipment. You can see how to install the supports by checking out the drawing found at the top of the information page located here: http://www.strongtie.com/ftp/catalogs/c-diy05/C-DIY05_p23.pdf.
Best wishes on your project. Read Less
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I have a 1650 SQFT home how far apart do I space the ties? How many cases will I need?

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September 25, 2011
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Depending on the finish on how many you will need. If dry walling you may only need one every 18 to 24 inches depending on insulation fit to hold up until drywall is up otherwise you may need every 12 + inches to keep up and from sagging.
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There are two answers; depends on if you are using it for the walls or ceiling. A standard 8 foot wall will take about 4 of these. An 8 foot run on the ceiling will take 6. The main reason is gravity and the weight of the insulation. You will find that you can use less if you keep the insulation in one piece when you install it. If you use multiple smaller pieces you will have to use more and you will Read More
There are two answers; depends on if you are using it for the walls or ceiling. A standard 8 foot wall will take about 4 of these. An 8 foot run on the ceiling will take 6. The main reason is gravity and the weight of the insulation. You will find that you can use less if you keep the insulation in one piece when you install it. If you use multiple smaller pieces you will have to use more and you will also be leaving gaps where your insulation isn't working properly. Read Less
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1 foot apart is the recommend by most insulation mfgrs. At 18" separation the insulation sags a bit
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you need 1 about every 2-3 feet
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The number of hangers needed is not based upon the relation of square footage. It is dependent upon the insulation itself. For example, normally a hanger should be installed within 4 inches of each end of the particular insulation run and then 12-16 inches apart otherwise. (to install a single four foot run of insulation you would need at least four hangers - one on each end and at least two to cover the Read More
The number of hangers needed is not based upon the relation of square footage. It is dependent upon the insulation itself. For example, normally a hanger should be installed within 4 inches of each end of the particular insulation run and then 12-16 inches apart otherwise. (to install a single four foot run of insulation you would need at least four hangers - one on each end and at least two to cover the remaining middle section.) Read Less
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Chicago IL
September 26, 2011
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Hi there
This is George from our How-To-Community.
Depending on the thickness of the insulation you are working with,insulation supports are usually spaced out anywhere from 16" to 24" apart.Case of hundred supports will cover approximately around 300 square feet or 200 linear feet when spaced 2 feet apart.
For 1650 SQFT area you would need 5-6 cases of insulation supports.
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Hi there
This is George from our How-To-Community.
Depending on the thickness of the insulation you are working with,insulation supports are usually spaced out anywhere from 16" to 24" apart.Case of hundred supports will cover approximately around 300 square feet or 200 linear feet when spaced 2 feet apart.
For 1650 SQFT area you would need 5-6 cases of insulation supports.
Hope this helps and good luck with your project. Read Less
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what are the things called that attach brick face to the home

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Fleshing. It should be installed on top of your Windows/doors behind the bricks to invent any water infiltration. I just ran into this issue, as the developer of my condo never installed one
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are you referring to metal lathe, an expanded metal attached to the structure used to attach the cement and brick fascia
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May 11, 2015
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I’m not completely certain either of these is what you are referring to, but please see the BT brick tie or the Heli-Tie™ Helical Wall Tie here on the Home Depot website. Thank you!
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insulation

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I have an 18,000 sq ft house built in 1992
70% of the insulation under the house has fallen down
The insulation is still good, it just needs to be secured better. Obviously the builders did as little as they could get away with!
I called an insulation company and they want to charge me $595 to do the job. I looked at a utube video and I'm thinking I could probably do it myself even though I don't like small spaces!!
How many cases would I need to do the job well....looks like the builders space the rods unevenly from 2ft apart to 4ft apart
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Forget the rods. The problem with rods is they fall out - sooner rather than later - no matter how you space them. That's probably why your insulation fell down in the first place. Better solutions are stapling chicken wire, webbing, or straps under the joists; or nailing wood slats under the joists. Not hard work, just time consuming. But if you really have an 18,000 sf house you many need an army of Read More
Forget the rods. The problem with rods is they fall out - sooner rather than later - no matter how you space them. That's probably why your insulation fell down in the first place. Better solutions are stapling chicken wire, webbing, or straps under the joists; or nailing wood slats under the joists. Not hard work, just time consuming. But if you really have an 18,000 sf house you many need an army of people to help you; 1,000 - 1,500 sf crawl space or basement is already pretty big. Read Less
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September 22, 2015
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The insulation supports are to be installed following the insulation manufacturers installation instructions therefore we cannot say how many you would need. We can tell you the IS16 comes 100 pieces per package and there are 15 packages per carton. Thank you!
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Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 32 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by great purchase easy to use, stylish, works good... I'm happy with choice. April 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by it works They do the job they were meant for. It would be costly and time consuming to put up wood slats to hold the insulation under a floor. Last owner did not put anything to hold the insulation up and most of it was on the grown. I put new insulation in with a higher R value. January 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product These went up so fast and seem to be working as intended. February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 16 In, Insulation support I being a petite women wanted to insulate my 1868 victorian attic walls and with this product I accomplished what I set out to do. January 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Useless Half of them pop out after a short time. Pushing them in hard and tight so they have a better chance of staying in place diminishes the effectiveness of the insulation. Wasted time. Professional installers recommend chicken wire, webbing or straps as more effective alternatives. January 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent item What a simple solution to a complex problem. you can use these with R-30 to insulate almost any depth of ceiling. So much cheaper than batts, just as effective, almost as fast. Can't recommend these enough! December 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very useful! Insulating the ceiling for a spare room in the basement. These 16 in. insulation supports were just the trick! In the past I have used plastic and even fishing line and staples and this was by far easier and very fast. I would recommend having someone nearby ready to hand you one of these at a time as sometimes you need one or both hands to keep the insulation from falling back down on you until you get the support in place. As I went along I found it easier to poke one side in and the bow the wire up and slide the other end up until it went into place. Very glad that these are available. Note the wire is high tensile and very strong, bows with moderate force but does not bend in half easily. Cutting can be done but you will need a good quality or long handle wire cutter as the wire is hardened. September 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by They work as advertised Easy to use/install when you are adding insulation to your home. October 13, 2015
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