Snap Hook Attachment
FAQ: How do you Attach a Snap Hook?
Q: How do you attach a snap hook to a type 3 turbidity barrier?
A: Thank you for contacting us! Snap Hook Attachment on a Type 3 turbidity curtain can be an easy process when performed correctly. Please review the following information as a procedure for this process.
Attaching the Snap Hook
The first thing you will want to do is make sure your turbidity barrier has been placed in
the correct place along the shoreline of your work site. When placing the silt curtain, you will want each bundle to be about 15 to 20 inches apart. After they have have been placed in its proper positions, cut or untie the straps on each bundle to create connection.
Next, you will want to look at the bottom end of your turbidity curtain. Here you should find a chain ballast that has been secured to a triangular plate. Each section of barrier should feature a heavy duty snap hook on one end and a steel ring on the other end. After these have been located, all you will need to do is attach the snap hook on one section to the ring on the adjacent section. This process should be repeated until the all the sections of the barrier have been connected.
Additional Connection Requirements
In addition to connecting the bottom snap hook of the sections, you will also need to connect several additional components of the barrier together prior to deployment. These will include:
- Slide Connectors - located along the ends of barrier sections
- Grommet Eyes - connected through zip ties or rope to further secure sections of barrier together
For more information on this process, please check out our Turbidity Curtain Installation Guide.