Steel Manufacturing Blog: Keeping it Steel

Hillside Washer Flange

Posted on Fri, Jan 12, 2018 @ 11:55 AM

Hillside Washers can function in the basic form shown in Figure 1. All the necessary features are in place, along with the load strength to ensure durable performance.

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Tags: Hillside Washers, Turnbuckle Rods, STEEL SUPPLY, Turnbuckles, I-Beam, Thermal Break

Hillside Washers and Bracer Rod Washers

Posted on Wed, Sep 28, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

The typical Hillside Washer, also known as a Bracer Rod Washer, is made from ductile iron and serves the purpose of providing a perpendicular surface regardless of the angle of the Turnbuckle Rod they are anchoring. As shown in the illustration, the oval surface will allow a nut and washer to seat itself at the proper angle just by the tension created when tightening the turnbuckle.

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Hillside Washer Features

Posted on Thu, May 28, 2015 @ 03:45 PM

Expanding on the blog post from April 2015, there are two features unique to the Hillside Washer that allow it to function. The Locking Tab and the Spheroid Shape.

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Tags: Hillside Washers, Turnbuckle Rods

Hillside Washers

Posted on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 @ 09:39 AM

Hillside Washers are used when connecting braces that pass through structural members at any angle other than 90°. Unlike inside connections requiring Clevis Rod Assemblies (Fig.1), when the brace passes through the structural member it eliminates the need for Clevises and Clevis Pins.

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Tags: Hillside Washers, Clevis, I-Beam