The first step in understanding when to use U bolts is becoming familiar with them. The bolt may be made from galvanized steel, bright zinc plated steel, or stainless steel. These fasteners are shaped like the letter U, with a pair of threaded arms that extend from the rounded base. The threaded ends are designed for use with screws and washers. In some cases, a crosspiece may be used to increase the security provided by the bolt. Just like other bolts, these fasteners are inserted into holes that have been pre-drilled.
The Right Fit for Many Applications
U bolts are about as versatile as they are strong, and they come in a large variety of sizes. Some of their most practical uses include:
- Attaching items to poles, such as a utility pole
- Securing wiring and cables to walls
- Adding bolts to concrete surfaces (the rounded ends are sunk into wet concrete, with the threaded ends protruding from the surface)
- Supporting pipework
- Attaching signs to posts
- Any general clamping
Choose the Right Size and Weight
It is important to choose the right U bolts for your project. For example, if you are working around or in water, then you’ll need to choose a metal that resists corrosion. Another consideration is the weight of the objects you are working with. Once you have chosen the correct size and weight for your project, you’ll find that these bolts are great choices whenever you need extra strength and durability. Call (800) 603-6887 today for more information about u bolts available at Copper State.