Installing And Using Piping Supports

Pipe supports come in many types for various applications. The type of support to use will be based on the type of pipe that needs to be supported. A few common types of pipe supports available include a flange support, a saddle support, and a clamp support.

Flange Support
The first step required for the installation of this support is to obtain a measurement from the bottom of the pipe flange to the floor. This will be the height of the pipe support.

The next step is to measure a piece of steel pipe that is used with the pipe support base. This pipe needs to be 4 inches less than the measurement in the previous step. Cut the pipe to the required length. Place the pipe into the support base.

You will then need to connect the collar assembly to the flange bracket. Place the bracket on the end of the cut piece of pipe that you put into the support base in the previous step.

Position the pipe support under the flange. Adjust the level of the bracket assembly to properly align the holes to the pipe flange. Insert and tighten the flange bolts to complete the installation.

Saddle Support
The first step required for the installation of this support is to obtain a measurement from the bottom of the pipe to the floor. You will then need to subtract 4 inches from the support pipe and then cut it to the required length.

Locate the collar assembly and the saddle assembly for the support. You will need to connect the collar assembly to the stud found on the saddle assembly. The base of the support then needs to be assembled and place into position under the piping.

Raising the support into position is done by turning the collar assembly. Make sure the collar assembly is tight to the underside of the piping. You can then secure the base to the floor if this is required.

Clamp Support
This type of pipe support uses a clamp to help support the pipe. The first step of the installation will be the same as the previous piping supports. You need to measure the height of the support before cutting and assembly. You then need to set the support in place.

The next part of the process involves setting the upper saddle over the pipe. Bolts will be used to secure the upper saddle to the lower saddle.

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