beam clamp hanger
my shop is the basement of the house - which came with steel "main" beams.
these are really handy doohickies but the question is how to attach things.
I picked up a batch of beam clamps on Amazon - 25 pcs for same price as 2-3 pcs at the big box store....
looking for a storage solution to (HF) clamps, came up with just slotting a 2x6, pocketing out holes for two beam clamps - using 1/4-20 bolts thru the bottom to hold it to the beam clamp which clamps on the beam proper.
there's nothing special about this - but I made two mistakes so I'm posting up my booboo's as info to others - things to avoid, as it were....
first - the depth of the slot. the initial bit was just a bit deeper than the bar is wide. this works for 18, 24 and 36 inch clamps. the smaller six inch clamps don't have the right center of gravity and after getting bopped on the head by two of them, I cut the slots deeper. the pix shows how in a shallow slot the short 6" clamps hang at an angle....
the last pix shows the 'double beam depth' for the short clamps.
second - the center to center spacing is 40 mm aka 1.575 inches aka 1-9/16 inches. too close. one tends to knock adjoining clamps loose/down/out.... 50 mm / 2 inches would be much better.
Last edited by TomCT2; 03-16-2017 at 02:28 PM.