How to Install a U-Bolt

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U-bolts are manufactured in a variety of sizes. They are designed to fit around round objects such as fence posts, poles and pipes. A U-bolt consists of two threaded ends that fit into two holes on a matching clamp. Two bolts hold the clamp into place. A properly sized U-bolt will securely fasten an object to a post or pole. You only need a few basic tools to install U-bolts.

Things You'll Need

  • U-bolt
  • Torque bolt clamp
  • Washers
  • Bolts
  • Wrench
  • Place the U-bolt around the pole or pipe. The threads should point toward the object being fastened.

  • Slide the U-bolt clamp over the part you are attaching. Push the two U-bolt threaded ends into the two holes on the U-bolt clamp.

  • Place a washer on each of the threaded U-bolt ends. Place a bolt on each threaded end.

  • Turn the first bolt by hand in a clockwise direction until snug. Repeat this with the second bolt.

  • Tighten the bolts with the wrench. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendation pertaining to the amount of torque required.

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