Threaded Rod in 18-8 Stainless Steel
Threaded Rods are long rods that are fully threaded from end to end. They are similar to the threaded portion of a bolt but are much larger and do not feature a head. Also known as threaded bars, all-thread, and threaded studs, threaded rods are used to join and stabilize structures or objects, often into ceilings or walls.
Since threaded rod has threading running their entire length, they can fully engage nuts or other female-threaded components, such as coupling nuts or sammy screws. This makes threaded rod excel at tension applications specifically.
Threaded rod in this selection comes in 18-8 stainless steel. 18-8 Stainless steel is one of the most commonly used stainless steel grades around, and for a good reason. Compared to carbon steels and other alloy steels, the 18-8 range of stainless steels have better corrosion, temperature, wear resistance, and high tensile strength. All while still being weldable, low maintenance, long-lasting, and hygienic.
18-8 stainless steel is suitable for many general purpose applications, especially freshwater and non-salt water wet environments. Corrosion-resistant and durable, 18-8 stainless steel is equivalent to the A2 grade of stainless steel.
What is threaded rod used for?
Threaded rods have various applications, effectively being used as a pin to fasten or connect two materials together. They are also used as supports to stabilize structures in some applications.
How is threaded rod measured?
Threaded rod is measured Diameter-Threading x Length. For example, you may find a threaded rod measuring 1/4"-20 x 6ft. The 1/4" is the rod's diameter, the 20 means there are 20 threads per inch of rod, and the 6ft is how long the rod is.
What is stainless steel good for?
Stainless steel is good for general purpose applications, especially those involving water or freshwater. Suppose you need stainless steel for more corrosive environments, such as marine or salt-water applications. In that case, we recommend the 316 grade of stainless steel.
What does 18-8 mean?
In regards to stainless steel, 18-8 (sometimes written as 18/8) is the composition of chromium (18%) and nickel (8%) in the stainless steel alloy. 18-8 also refers to the 300 series of stainless steel grades, including 302, 303, 304, & 316. Though you'll often find it used interchangeably with the 304 grade because it's the best known stainless grade in the series.
Can I use stainless steel threaded rod with nuts of a different metal?
Depends on the material. Some materials, such as zinc plated steel, are safe to mix with stainless steel. However, aluminum is not safe to use because it risks galvanic corrosion of the materials. We recommend keeping like-metals together in applications.