• A 3/8” diameter rod has a cross sectional area of 0.14 square inches, so it could support, before failing, about 7,000 pounds! A threaded rod would probably be a little less, but still, that's 3.5 tons. With a safety factor of 3, the rod could support 2,000 lbs.


  • Nominal Rod Diameter (in) Root Area of Thread (in2) Maximum Load 1) lb 1/2 0.13 1100 5/8 0.20 1800 3/4 0.30 2700
    Similarly, what do threaded rods weigh?

    FULLY THREADED UNC (ASTM) STUDS APPROXIMATE WEIGHT IN KGS PER NO. 60 mm 0.053 0.684 65 mm 0.058 0.741 70 mm 0.062 0.798
    Similarly, what is 3/8 rod rated?

    The Superstrut 3/8 in. Galvanized Threaded Electrical Support Rod is used to suspend metal framing channel from ceilings. The construction of this support rod holds up to 1,900 lbs. This rod is 16-Gauge and 10 ft.

    What is b7 threaded rod?

    Alloy Steel Quenched and Tempered Threaded Rods (AISI 4140/4142) The ASTM A193-B7 (Grade B7), is the specification for a heat-treated chrome-moly steel used for medium high temperature service. Rods that meet this specification are either made from AISI 4140 or 4142.

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