Threaded Rod in Brass
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. This makes threaded rod excel at tension applications specifically.
Threaded rod in this selection comes in brass. Brass is an alloy made of copper and zinc. The color of brass can vary from dark to light based on the zinc content; more zinc content produces lighter brass.
Brass is prized for its appearance and is often used decoratively. However, it is quite soft, so it is not suitable for all applications. Brass conducts electricity and is also a good conductor of heat. Brass threaded rod is made of solid brass instead of brass plated 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.
How strong is brass?
Brass is stronger and harder than copper, but not as strong or hard as steel. It has great formability and is resistant to saltwater corrosion.
What is brass made of?
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. The color of brass can vary from dark to light based on the zinc content; more zinc content produces lighter brass.
What is the difference between brass and bronze?
Brass is highly malleable, has a dull gold appearance, good saltwater corrosion resistance, and isn't as hard as steel. It's used for decorative purposes and in marine applications. In contrast, bronze is hard but brittle, has excellent corrosion resistance against salt water, tends to be a reddish-brown color, and is used in marine applications on boats and electrical connectors.
Can brass rust?
Brass does not rust. Instead, it develops a tarnish over time that darkens the brass giving it an antique look.