How to Install a U-Bolt

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Things You'll Need

  • U-bolt

  • Torque bolt clamp

  • Washers

  • Bolts

  • Wrench

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.


Step 1

Place the U-bolt around the pole or pipe. The threads should point toward the object being fastened.

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Step 2

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.


Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

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


Make sure that the two threaded ends extend evenly through the two holes in the clamp. The clamp must be flush to the pipe or pole.


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