Installing a Threaded Rod in Wood

  • Release date:28-01-2017
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    Threaded rod is classified by the American Society for […]

    Threaded rod is classified by the American Society for Testing and Materials International by grade, material and strength. The Society of Automotive Engineers specification J429 defines all threaded rod by its configuration as an externally threaded fastener. Usually full or continuously threaded, threaded rod is a head-less bolt and is also known as a stud, all-thread and T-rod. Used mainly for construction, renovation, electrical, maintenance and automotive repair applications, threaded rod comes in a variety of lengths, diameters, right- and left-hand thread pitches, grades and materials. You can buy T-rod easily at hardware stores, fastener distributors and manufacturers in America.
    Threaded rod affords a strong function when fastened to a wood joist. You cannot simply drill and thread the rod into the wood joist, as the fine threads of the rod will easily pull from the wood. To connect the threaded rod to the wood joist, you must first install a hanger that has threads matching the rod. The coarse threads of the rod anchor grip solidly into the wood and can hold 1600 pounds of direct pull weight.
    The primary requirement in installing a threaded rod into wood is to have the threaded rod of desired length, a few equally sized nuts and some special tools. The threaded rods can be inserted in wood by a vertical or a side mounted installation. Normally, you can install the threaded rods of 3/8-16 or 1/4-20 into wood, concrete or steel depending on the application. The rod anchoring for wood or steel does not require a pre-drilled hole. A threaded rod in wood is very expensive in the hardware shops and hence it is better to make one on your own. Installing a threaded rod in wood is a task made easy if the steps given below are followed.

    You should put on a pair of safety glasses which can give your eyes a protection without physical damage when you do the task.

    Choose an appropriate socket from the socket set to fix it onto the hex head of the threaded rod anchor.

    Open the chuck of the reversible drill. Now, fix the shaft of the socket drill attachment into the drill's chuck.

    Tighten the drill chuck to secure the attachment of the socket to the drill motor. Move the socket up till the square end of socket attachment. Now, at the end of the socket