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Old 11-03-2010, 03:54 PM
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Default Where to find hardware like this?

I'm building something and I need a piece of hardware that I'm not sure exists.

Something like this (sorry for the crappy illustration):



Basically I have a length of 5/8" threaded rod that I want to anchor into a beam. I need a cylindrical piece of rod, 3" long that is drilled and tapped to accept the rod. Is there anything off the shelf that I can get that will do this? Or will I have to make something? Any other ideas?

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Old 11-03-2010, 04:12 PM
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Search mcmaster.com and see what you can find.
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So I am bored and it appears its called something like a cross dowel nut or barrel nut, though I can't find them on mcmaster
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Something like this (sorry for the crappy illustration):
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Make it your self. Hell it would only take like 5 minutes to make it. I have everything but the 3" piece. But you can pick it up At depot.
But I suppose it all depends on how much they want for it when you find it
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Basically I have a length of 5/8" threaded rod that I want to anchor into a beam. .... Any other ideas?
This does sound like something where fabrication is the easiest solution easily made, but what is the application. Maybe there is a different solution. Pick my homebuilder brain.

I have seen similar setups of smaller diameter components frequently used for furniture that one assembles at home.

What diameter of 3" smooth rod do you need? Why is the anchor a rod vs. a plate or a threaded insert? (pictured below) What is the load?
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What diameter of 3" smooth rod do you need? Why is the anchor a rod vs. a plate or a threaded insert? (pictured below) What is the load?
True. I could easily just drill a hole and weld a nut on the back of the plate and that would take less time than threading a hole.

So 2 minutes. Lol
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Yeah, if I had the tools, it would be the easiest solution, but I don't.

The application is basically needing to anchor a 5/8 piece of threaded rod into a 3" thick softwood beam so that it can hold weight. I would use a lag, but I don't trust the wood. So, I'm thinking that the drilled/tapped metal rod passing through the beam would help secure the threaded rod. I can't use a plate because there's no clean way to pass it through the beam, and it can't be placed on the top/side becasue of the location. (not sure if that makes sense).
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So I am bored and it appears its called something like a cross dowel nut or barrel nut, though I can't find them on mcmaster
Those seem close. I just need a really big one! I'll start searching. thanks.
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:28 PM
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So it has to go threw the 3" piece regardless ?

Buy some rod and bring your threaded rod to the meeting and I'll drill and tap it for you. As Many as needed.
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