The poles can be spaced 3m to 4m apart if there is little or no air movement. The stronger the air movement - such as a site open to the outside - the closer the poles should be placed to one another. If there are strong air currents or wind gusts putting pressure on the plastic sheeting, you may need to bring them as close as 1.5m to 2m apart.
The ZipWall® system was originally designed for applications using negative air and handles it very well. Because negative air creates pressure against plastic, it tends to tug on the poles. Thus, you may need to place the poles closer together. With moderate pressure you will find that 2m to 2.5m spacing between poles is a comfortable range. For very high pressure situations you may need to place the poles as close as 1.2m apart.
ZipWall® requires a ceiling. Thus, it can be used on verandas and balconies provided they have ceilings. It should not be used if there are high winds. This can cause damage or result in injury and we suggest caution.
The working height range of the standard Zipwall spring-loaded pole is from 1.4m to 3.8m. The working height of the Super-Tall pole ranges from 1.6m to 6.1m.
Each standard pole weighs just under 700 grams. The Super-Tall pole weighs about 1.5kg. This light weight makes carrying multiple poles accessories to and from the job site very convenient.
The weight the poles and jacks can hold depends on the strength of the person tightening the pole, this includes the new SLP. The average person will twist the poles tight enough so the pole can hold 30kg plus. However, with a stronger tightening twist, a person can produce a hold of about 50kg. (Caution: Do not use for holding anything that could fall and cause injury or damage).
Keep the non-skid, non-marking surface clean by using soap and water and a scrubbing pad or by running it through the dish washer.
Check out our downloadable guide on SLP pole cleaning. It’s designed to keep your ZipWall® dust barrier system working like new.