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You might be able to find something, but I would suggest that you have it 
custom bent.  It is not that big a deal to have it fabricated. If you want 
to try to find something off the shelf, check out Grinnell.  Almost any 
shop can fabricate a bolt like that.

Regards, Harold Sprague

> Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2013 16:23:30 -0900
> From: dmorris(--nospam--at)
> Subject: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] U-Bolts
> To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
> I need to attach a 6" XXS pipe to the bottom of existing open web steel
> joists. The pipe is used to distribute load for a fall protection device
> (5000# static per OSHA) over 5 joists. I need a lead on U-bolts that
> will pinch the pipe against the bottom of the joists, pass through the
> space between the bottom chord angles and have a thick washer and nut on
> the top of the bottom chord angles. I will need the legs to be 1/2"
> diameter and about 10" long. Looking online, I can find U-bolts to fit
> the pipe but the legs may not be long enough to stick up to attached the
> washer and nut. Can anyone refer me to a website that has U-bolts with
> longer legs or are U-bolts like this a specialty item that need to be
> fabricated?
> --
> *Drew Morris, PE*| /Project Engineer/
> BBFM Engineers, Inc. <>
> 510 L Street, Suite 200 | Anchorage, Alaska 99501

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