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
- Torque bolt clamp
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.