When contractors and engineers hear the name Unistrut, their minds usually go to our strong and versatile metal framing channel that has been used for a wide range of applications since the 1920s.
Channel is indeed the heart and soul of the Unistrut framing system, but the best channel in the world is of no use if you can’t connect pieces together or attach hardware and fittings to your strut. Performing this task requires the use of channel nuts.
The Unistrut System is incredibly versatile and our vast product offering frees up engineers and contractors to make just about anything imaginable. As we often say, if you can imagine it, chances are good you can build it with Unistrut.
With Unistrut channel nuts, you can combine strut channel in an infinite variety of configurations to suit nearly every need. We offer channel nuts in a range of sizes, including 1-¼” channel nuts, 1-⅝” channel nuts, and 13/16” channel nuts. We even offer ½” channel nuts (more on that below).
At the same time, we know that our vast catalog can seem a bit intimidating, especially for people who are new to Unistrut.
Unistrut manufactures channel nuts with and without springs for ½” hardware applications. The spring serves as a third hand, holding the nut firmly in place during installations. Some of our customers prefer spring-loaded channel nuts (think one-handed installations from a ladder where having the nut held in place is important). Others prefer spring-free or plain options (spring loaded channel nuts can be a hassle when you are using channel with slots or holes). The choice between springs and the plain style boils down to installer preference.
Here are some of the Unistrut Channel Nut options with a spring:
- Unistrut P1010: Compatible with P1000, P1100, P2000 and P3000 channel.
- Unistrut P4010: Designed for use with P3300, P4000, P4400, P4520 and P4100 channel.
- Unistrut P5510: For use with P5000 and P5500 channel.
For those preferring Unistrut Channel Nut for ½” hardware without springs, consider the following part numbers:
- Unistrut P3010 is designed for use with any channel except P3300, P4000, P4400, P4520 and P4100.
- Unistrut P3013 is compatible with P3300, P4000, P4400, P4520 and P4100. The P3013 is similar to the P3010, but it is thinner.
- Unistrut P1010t will work with any channel except P3300, P4000, P4400, P4520 and P4100. These channel nuts are commonly referred to as a “top grip nut.”
- Unistrut P4010t is made for applications using P3300, P4000, P4400, P4520 and P4100 channel. This part is another example of a top grip nut.
Everything we do at Unistrut Service Company is designed to make customers think, “Why would I go anywhere else for help with my next project?”
From our engineering-oriented Design and Materials Program to our vast inventory of channel, fittings, and hardware, our goal is to become your one-stop shop for all things Unistrut.
When clients inquire about strut channel, our team members make a point of asking about the application. We do this for a number of reasons. For starters, we want to match the right channel and proper finish to the task at hand. What’s more, Unistrut channel is of little use without the right fittings and hardware.
The comparison we like to make is a contractor’s trip to the lumber yard. A builder needs large lots of lumber in various sizes to build a home, but without nails and joist hangers, you can’t get much done with that mountain of wood. The same holds true with Unistrut channel—you need channel nuts, bolts, washers, and maybe even some threaded rod to finish the job.
In the contracting world, streamlining vendor lists increases efficiencies and reduces costs. With this in mind, why source channel from one vendor and purchase nuts, fittings, and hardware from another vendor?
At Unistrut Service Company, we make single sourcing fast, easy, and convenient. Our pricing is competitive, and you’ll rest easy knowing the genuine Unistrut fittings and hardware are 100% compatible with your strut. Going this route streamlines the purchasing process and saves unnecessary trips to the local fastener supply house.
To simplify ordering and streamline purchasing, you can download a PDF catalog featuring Unistrut nuts and hardware. Review this information and add some of the items featured in the catalog to your next channel order.
As always, if you have questions about applications, pricing, or need to place an order, contact the friendly team at Unistrut Service Company for further assistance.