Sway brace fitting

  • US 6,273,372 B1
  • Filed: 04/28/1999
  • Issued: 08/14/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/28/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A sway brace fitting comprising:

  • a clamp of rigid material;

    a first jaw on said clamp;

    a second jaw on said clamp, said jaws being spaced to receive a wall of a brace, said second jaw having a threaded opening therein;

    a set screw threadably movable in said opening to engage said wall;

    said first jaw having a recess on an inner surface for receiving deformed material of said brace wall caused by said set screw forcibly engaging said wall; and

    said first jaw being oriented in a plane substantially perpendicular to the plane of orientation of said second jaw;

    wherein said first jaw substantially bisects said second jaw.

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