How to install and use U Bolt?
A U-Bolt is a U-shaped bolt with two threaded arms that extend up from a curved or square base. The special “U” shape of the bolt provides U-Bolts with a great deal of extra stability.
An U Bolt is commonly a type of fastener used in business construction to append any threaded rod or bolt accessory to concrete. After installing it, you will now be left with female threads in the binding material, featuring either threaded rod or bolts.
How to install an U Bolt?
Follow these five steps to ensure your U-bolt is installed correctly.
Step 1: Remove the Nuts
The U-bolt will probably come with nuts attached to its threads. Start by taking the nuts off each side of the bolt.
Step 2: Position the U-Bolt
Place the U-bolt around the object you’re attaching to the beam or support. This object is usually piping or tubing.
Step 3: Examine Your Holes
Next, make sure you properly drill holes through the support structure. If you’ve drilled through the beam, make sure you haven’t damaged its protective coating. Cracks in the coating can lead to rusting around holes. At this stage, it’s smart to touch up the beam’s surface around holes before adding your bolts.
Step 4: Thread the Bolt Through
Push the two bolt ends through the holes and thread the nuts on each end of the U-bolt.
Step 5: Fasten the Nuts
It’s good to note that nut placement on a restraint will be different from a guide. If you’re working with a restraint, you’ll want to tighten the nuts on the bottom side of the beam.
For guides, you’ll want to place one nut on the top side of the beam and one nut on the bottom side. These nuts allow proper spacing between the piping and U-bolt.
Once your nuts are in place, start by hand tightening the nuts closest to the beam first. Finally, tighten each end’s second nut. This will lock the U-bolt in place. Then, use a power tool or wrench to tighten the nuts until they’re secure.
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