Hanger Rods and Load Capacity

Load ratings for threaded hanger rods

Load capacities of threaded hanger rods are indicated in the table below:

Nominal Rod Diameter
(inches)
Root Area of Thread
(in2)
Maximum Load
(lbs) (kg)
3/8 0.07 600 270
1/2 0.13 1100 500
5/8 0.20 1800 820
3/4 0.30 2700 1220
7/8 0.42 3800 1720
1 0.55 4900 2220
1 1/8 0.69 6200 2810
1 1/4 0.89 8000 3630
1 1/2 1.29 11600 5260
1 3/4 1.74 14700 6670
2 2.30 20700 9390
2 1/4 3.02 27200 12340
2 1/2 3.72 33500 15200
3 5.62 50600 22960
3 1/4 6.72 60500 27440
3 1/2 7.92 71300 32340
4 10.6 95400 43270
4 1/2 13.7 123000 55780
5 17.2 154000 69900
  • the loads are based on allowable tensile stress of 12 kpsi reduced by 25% to 9 kpsi allowable stress

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