What Are U Bolts?
U Bolts are industrial fasteners in the shape of the letter U with screw threads on both ends. U Bolts are commonly used for supporting pipework to fixtures or ceilings. U Bolts are commonly sized dependant on pipework sizes. If you know the size of the pipework you need to secure you should be able to find the corresponding U Bolt with ease.
How To Measure A U Bolt
Regardless of the bend type, all U-bolts are measured in the same manner as shown in the diagram below. The U-bolt size is given as Diameter (A) x Distance Between Legs (B) x Leg Length (C). In addition, the bend type must be specified. The bend type would either be round, semi round or square. It is advised that U-bolts should not be used more than once for different applications because rust and alteration in the threads due to wear can cause problems during installation. A big issue with U-bolts for end users is finding out what size nominal bore U-bolt they require to fit the pipe. The nominal bore of a U-bolt will be bigger than the outside diameter of the pipes wall to ensure the U-bolt fits and is correctly supports the pipe. The outside diameter of a pipe is the size of the outside of the pipes wall. The nominal bore of a pipe is the inside diameter of the pipes bore.
U Bolt’s We Stock
Grip U bolts are typical of the stock we hold, however, “Non-grip U bolts” can be ordered in, to the size and specification of your requirement. Grip U bolts we stock, are used as attachments to pipes and bars where vibration and movement occur. Because the U bolts are grip, this allows longitudinal movement of the application. The size range we offer from stock is ½”NB to 4”NB (nominal bore). The general grade of the U bolts stocked is mild steel, we can offer three different types of finishes from our stock; Stainless steel grade 304, Galvanised mild steel and zinc-plated mild steel.
Bespoke U Bolts
Custom U Bolts to drawing or customer specification are available to be manufactured to order. Get in touch for more information.
Get In Touch
Whilst we cant guarantee we will have exactly what you need, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org your requirements and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, call us now on 0151 355 8045. We are based in Cheshire and deliver right across the UK and beyond.