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Product Training: Threaded Rod

 Ep.9 – Weekly product training, this week we cover Threaded Rod with Roy Harmer.

Threaded Rod, also known as stud or all-thread, is pivotal in ensuring structural stability and efficiency in the mechanical and electrical industry.  It is well known for being a low-cost, tidy to install and easy to work with!  It is available in a variety of finishes including zinc, stainless steel, and hot dip galv.  Each of these finishes is suited for different environments which we will go over in this blog.  We will also explore the technical requirements, features and benefits of threaded rods in the mechanical and electrical industry.

DIN 976 is a standard that specifies threaded rods used in various industries for fastening and anchoring applications.  All our threaded rods meet this standard so you can rest assured that nothing will fail you!

Threaded Rod Product Video by Darelle Harmer

Threaded rod is available in 3 different finishes.  Zinc is the standard finish for rod and is used inside buildings or in areas protected from weather and chemicals.  Secondly, Hot dip galvanised and Stainless-Steel which are suited better for applications with humid, damp or wet conditions such as coastal areas or rooftops.

Threaded rod can be used with a range of products.  We have pipe clips, tapcons, backplates, channel nuts, wedge anchors, wedge nuts and swival ball hangers.

Sizing and specifications

When it comes to the sizing, threaded rods come as standard in 1 & 3M lengths, however, we do have a vast range of cut lengths available, or if you need a specific size, we can cut them in-house for next-day delivery.  Having the correct size delivered minimises the need for on-site cutting and reduces material waste. It also eliminates the need for a hot works permit resulting in safer working environment.

To conclude

Threaded rods are unsung heroes in the mechanical and electrical industry, providing crucial support, versatility, and cost-effective solutions. Their features and benefits make them indispensable components for engineers and contractors, contributing to safer, more efficient, and durable projects. Whether you are constructing a new building, retrofitting an existing structure, or setting up electrical systems, threaded rods play a vital role in ensuring success.

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Product Advice: Lined & unlined pipe clamps

What is the purpose of lined & unlined pipe clamps?

Lined & unlined pipe clamps are the support mechanism for suspending rigid and copper pipes. Suitable for horizontal, overhead or vertical applications against any surface. To ensure that all pipes are securely fixed, pipe clamps are essential as they allow for expansion or movement that may take place.

There are many different pipe clamps, including rubber-lined, hinged, unlined, zinc-plated and stainless steel. They are all designed to suit simple fix-in-place applications and complex scenarios involving pipe movement or heavy loads. Pipe fixing failure is the worst possible situation but can cause significant and costly damage to a building, so it is critical to get it right.

All of our lined & unlined pipe clamps also come with a dual-bossed threaded insert, meaning they can be used with either M8 or M10 threaded rod.

Hinged Clips are available for increased installation speed.

The hinged version of the rubber-lined pipe clamp has a single screw with a quick locking system saving you up to 40% fixing time.  The locking screw can be secured with a simple thumb push, no tools are required!  As a result of the no-tool method, there is minimal rubber compression which results in better absorption of noise and vibration.

Temperature resistance of rubber.

Some applications will require the pipes to have a rubber lining.  This requirement is often due to the material or temperature of the pipe.  Our pipe clamps are all temperature resistant from -30˚ to +120˚.

How to work out the pipe size NB v OB

To work out what size clamp you need, the first thing you will need to do is measure the pipe.  There are two ways to do this, by using NB (Nominal Bore) or O/D (Outer Diameter).  This will give you the diameter of the pipe clamp that you need.

Below is a useful chart to work out which pipe clamps you will need.  Once you have measured the NB or O/D the chart will do the rest of the work for you.

Recommended for speeding up your Lined & unlined pipe clamp installs are our backplates, concrete rod hangers and pre-cut rod range.

accessories for Lined & unlined pipe clamps

For more technical information please see the datasheet on our website!


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We’re fully focused on your first-fix M&E needs

We apply our expertise to help you strivers succeed

We provide supply certainty on every order