Strap hanger

Strap hanger

Metal bar with a rectangular cross section that is bent into a channel shape and used to attach beams to purlins; also called a stirrup.
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We may note the garlic and whisky on the breath of a fellow strap hanger, or the cheap perfume emanating from the person of the wondrous lady sitting in front of us, and deplore the fact of our sensitive noses; but, as a matter of fact, we cannot smell at all, our olfactory organs are practically atrophied, by comparison with the development of the sense among the beasts of the wild.
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The Mole works with any flat strap hanger and can be installed under asphalt, metal, or even slate roofing.