What Are U-Bolts?

What Are U-Bolts?

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U-bolts are metal fasteners in the shape of the letter “U,” with threaded arms or legs. They are designed to be inserted around and through a pipe or other cylindrical object, then fastened into place with nuts that are threaded onto the ends of the arms. The purpose of a U-bolt is to provide a method for attaching or anchoring pipes, conduits, or other round objects to structural surfaces, such as wood or steel beams, or to secure them together.

The key components of a U-bolt include:

Body: The curved portion that fits around the pipe or object.

Legs: The threaded sections where nuts are applied to secure the U-bolt.

Nuts (and sometimes washers): These are threaded onto the legs of the U-bolt to tighten it into place.

U-bolts come in various sizes and materials, including carbon steel, stainless steel, and galvanized steel, to suit different applications and environments. For example, stainless steel U-bolts are often used in marine applications due to their resistance to rust and corrosion.

The application of U-bolts extends beyond plumbing and electrical conduit installations; they are also used in automotive applications (such as securing exhaust systems), construction, manufacturing, and even in DIY projects for hanging or securing items.

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