Sway brace fitting

  • US 7,191,987 B2
  • Filed: 09/28/2005
  • Issued: 03/20/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/28/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method of attaching a sway brace to a clamp comprising a jaw and a screw threadably movable towards said jaw, the method comprising:

  • positioning said jaw of said clamp adjacent a wall of said brace;

    positioning an end of said screw of said clamp adjacent said wall of said brace such that said screw and said jaw are on opposed sides of said wall;

    rotating said screw to engage said wall of said brace such that said end of said screw forcibly contacts said wall of said brace, said end of said screw being an integral part of said screw; and

    gripping said wall of said brace between said screw and said jaw with sufficient force to deform a portion of said wall into a recess formed on an inner surface of said jaw.

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