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March 13, 1962
w. E. GLATT
3,025,030
PIPE HANGER
Filed Sept. 25, 1958
2 Sheets-Sheet l
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March 13, 1962
w. E. GLATT
3,025,030
PIPE HANGER
Filed Sept. 23, 1958
2 Sheets-Sheet 2
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3,025,030
Patented Mar. 13, 1962
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14 has an irregular aperture 20 which is adapted to re
ceive a pressure arch and a bearing member which pro
3,025,030
PIPE HANGER
ject from a bracket member, and will be described later.
The aperture 20 is shown in another form in FIGURE
6, wherein there are two smaller slots 22 adjacent the
prongs and equally spaced therebetween, which slots can
This invention relates to pipe hangers and more par
receive bearing members projecting from the bracket
ticularly to pipe hangers for use with downspouts or
member. An aperture 24, which has an angularly offset
the like.
enlarged portion 26, is adapted to receive a pressure arch
There has long been a need in the building trades for 10 projecting from the bracket.
William E. Giatt, 6549 Nixon Ave., Chicago, Ill.
Filed Sept. 23, 1958, Ser. No. 762,811
7 Claims. (Cl. 248-74)
a pipe hanger or downspout anchor that is easy to in
stall, simple in construction, and yet is adaptable for
Holes 28 in the side walls 12 are adapted to receive a
pin or other fastening means which can be inserted
use with all sizes and shapes of downspouts. Accord
through the holes 28 and similar holes in the bracket
ingly it is a purpose of this invention to provide a pipe
member so as to provide means for locking the hanger
hanger that can be installed with a minimum of effort 15 to the bracket after the pipe hanger has been fastened to
and equipment, for example with only a hammer and a
a downspout. The lower front of the side Walls 12 are
nail.
'
outwardly ?ared as at 30, so that when the hanger is piv
Another purpose is a pipe hanger that will ?t all sizes
oted on the bracket member there will be no binding sur
of square and round downspouts.
faces. ‘ The forward edge of the aperture 20 is rolled in
Another purpose is a pipe hanger that will ?rmly hold 20 ward as at 32 to form a pivot member which may bear
a downspout in position on the wall of a building.
against the bearing member of the bracket.
Another purpose is a pipe hanger that holds a down
A bracket member 34, shown in FIGURES 3, 4, 5,
spout away from a building so as to permit access to the
and 7, may include a bracket plate or back plate 36 with
building area behind the spout for painting and cleaning‘.
an elongated fastening slot 38. Disposed on either side
Another purpose is a pipe hanger that holds a down 25 of the slot 38 are fastening holes 40. The back plate
spout away from a building so as to keep water away
may have an inwardly recessed area, as at 42, adjacent
from the wall surface of the building in case of an ice
the slot 38, which may act as a spring to keep the brack
break or over?ow in the gutter.
et securely fastened to the wall. When the pipe hanger
Another purpose is a pipe hanger which will permit
is assembled and mounted, the back plate 36 is fastened
easy removal of a downspout so that the spout may be 30 to the wall of a building by a nail or other suitable fas
cleaned, repaired, or painted.
tening means inserted through the slot 38 and/or the
Another purpose is a wedge for use with a pipe hanger,
holes 40.
such as described herein, which wedge will compensate
Bracket side plates, as at 44, generally trapezoidal in
for any slant or inclination in a building wall.
shape, may be welded or connected in some other suit
Another purpose is a pipe hanger that is rust resistant. 35 able means to the back plate, and are inwardly inclined
Another purpose is a pipe hanger that will secure
so that the plates are spaced close together at the for
ducts or the like to the wall or ceiling of a building.
ward end of the bracket. Projecting outwardly from the
Another purpose is a pipe hanger which may be so
side plates 44 and generally parallel to the back plate are
assembled for shipment that the component parts will not
become separated or lost.
Other purposes will appear from the ensuing specifi
cations and drawings, wherein:
FIGURE 1 is a top plan view of a component part of
a pipe hanger,
FIGURE 2 is a side view of the
FIGURE 1,
FIGURE 3 is a front view of a
part of a pipe hanger,
FIGURE 4 is a side view of the
FIGURE 3,
a pair of wings 46, which are adapted to abut the down
The wings 46 may have a slight curvature so
that they can ?t smoothly against a downspout or pipe.
Vertical slots 48, in the wings 46 are adapted to receive
40 spout.
the prongs 12 when the hanger is mounted or seated upon
the bracket.
component part of
Holes, as at 50, in each of the side plates 44, may be
45
generally aligned with the holes 28 in the hanger when
second component
the hanger has been pivoted into locking position, as
shown in FIGURE 8. A pin may be inserted through
component part of
the holes 50 and 28 so as to secure the hanger to the
50 bracket.
component part of
A bracket top plate 52 may be welded or connected in
FIGURE 5 is a top view of the
FIGURE 3,
some other suitable means to the back plate 36 and side
FIGURE 6 is a partial top plan view showing a modi
plates 44, and can have projecting upwardly therefrom
?cation of the component part of FIGURE 1,
a pair of locking tabs 54 which are adapted to be re
FIGURE 7 is a partial side view showing. a modi?ca‘
ceived by the slots 18 in the hanger. After the hanger
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tion of the component part of FIGURE 3,
has been pivoted on the bracket and the: locking tabs in
FIGURE 8 is a side view of a pipe hanger as used to
serted into the slots 18, the tabs may be bent over to lock
secure a downspout to the wall of a building,
the hanger to the bracket. The tabs are generally per
FIGURE 9 is another side view of a pipe hanger as
pendicular to the back plate 36 and are adapted to be
used to secure a downspout to a wall, wherein the pipe
bent in a direction generally parallel to the structure to
60
hanger has not been locked into position, and
which the pipe hanger is fastened, by a hammer or other
FIGURE 10 is a front view of a wedge for use with
suitable means. When the hanger is locked to the brack
a pipe hanger such as described herein.
et by either the locking tabs or the hole and pin arrange~
Referring now to the drawings, 10 indicates general
ment above described, the hanger is rendered immovable
ly a hanger member consisting of a pair of side walls 12
65 on the bracket, and there is then no chance of either ver
and a top wall 14. Projecting upward from the front
tical or horizontal movement of the downspout.
end of the hanger member are two prongs 16, generally
Projecting upward and forward from the top plate is
perpendicular to the top wall 14, the ends of which are
a support member or arcuate member or pressure arch
enlarged as at 15 to reinforce the points of the prongs.
56 which has an enlarged end portion 58‘ generally per
Slots, as at 18, near the back end of the hanger are gen 70 pendicular to the top plate. The enlarged portion 58 is
erally parallel to the side walls 12, and are adapted to
adapted to press against the downspout or pipe when the
receive locking tabs hereinafter described. The top wall
pipe hanger is assembled and mounted on a building
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wall. Also extending upward from the top plate is a
of the hanger. Then a pin is inserted through the holes
50 and the holes 28 in the hanger and bracket respective
ly. The hanger is then securely locked to the bracket,
generally curved bearing member 60, the inside surface
of which may form a bearing surface for the pivot mem
ber 32.
In FIGURE 7 a modi?cation of the forward end of
the bracket is shown wherein there are no wings, such
there being no possibility of movement in either a hori
zontal or vertical direction.
Movement in the horizontal
direction being stopped by the locking tabs and by the
pin and hole arrangement, and movement in the vertical
as shown at 46 on the form of the invention in FIG
direction being stopped by the bracket itself which is se
URES 3, 4, and 5, and there are two bearing members
curely mounted to the wall.
61. The modi?cation shown in FIGURE 7yis adapted
The hole and pin arrangement described above can be
to work with, the modi?cation shown in FIGURE 6.
10
In FIGURES 8 and 9 the invention is shown mounted
used as an auxiliary locking means to provide additional
locking protection along with the locking tabs, or it may
on the wall of a building. In FIGURE 8 the walls are
clapboard, the board itself being generally inclined to
be the only locking means used. For example, if the
pipe or downspout is to be disconnected and removed
the downspout 62. As best results have been obtained
when the pipe hanger is generally perpendicular to the 15 frequently the hole and pin arrangement should be the
only locking means used, so that the tabs will not have to
downspout, a wedge 64', such as shown in FIGURE 10,
is interposed between the bracket member and the wall
of the building.
The wedge which provides a vertical
surface forymounting the pipe hanger, can have a gen
erally central slot ‘65 to receive the nail or similar secur 20
ing means, which slot is generally aligned with the vfas
tening slot 38 when the pipe hanger is mounted.‘ The
sides of the wedge adjacent the 'slot 65 are inwardly re
be straightened. The hole and pin arrangement can also
be used to secure the hanger to the bracket while the tabs
are being bent over, then it can be removed.
It often happens that when a pipe hanger or similar
item is shipped, the component parts are loosely held to
gether, so that during shipment the parts may become
separated such that when the carton is opened at the point
of destination the parts may be lost or misplaced. In the
lieved as at 67 so as not to obstruct any nail or screw
inserted through the fastening holes 40.
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25 invention as shown in FIGURE 6, there is no chance of
The use, operation and function of the invention is as
follows:
a
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Hanging a downspout with‘the methods currently used
in the building trade may involve exact measurements,
the hanger and bracket becoming separated during ship
ment. The enlarged end portion of the pressure arch is
inserted through the angularly offset part 26 of the slot
24, the hanger member then being rotated and seated
raising and lowering the downspout several times before 30 on the bracket so that the enlarged end portion is inside
and generally parallel to the smaller part of the slot 24.
it is ready for mounting, and the use ‘of a soldering
As the enlarged end portion is larger than the width of
iron and many other specialized tools. However, with a
pipe hanger as disclosed in the invention, hanging a down
the slot 24 there is no chance of the two members be
spout is a?simple task and a hammer or other suitable
coming separated.
means is the only tool needed. ‘First a nail, as at 66 is 35
Both the hanger and bracket have been described as
having walls and plates which may be welded or con
.
poundedyinto the wall at the desired location, a small
nected in some other means. In the preferred form the
amount of the nail being left projecting.’ The bracket
hanger or bracket can each be stamped from a single
34 is slipped over the projectingvhead of the nail, vthe
nail ?tting into the fastening slot 38‘. The bracket is
piece of material, the various sides then being bent into
then forced downward until it is tightly held to the wall 40 position and fastened together by means of a suitable hole
by the spring-like action of the inwardly recessed part
and lug arrangement. The bracket member and hanger
42 of the back plate. If the pipe hanger is to be fas
member can be made from a variety of materials such
tened to a clapboard wall, a wedge, as at 64, is slipped
as hardened steel or stainless steel, or they could be made
from copper in which case the prongs are reinforced with
Normally the hanger is shipped mounted on the bracket 45 a hard metal. I have also found it desirable to tin dip
over the nail before the bracket.
,
so the two members won’t become separated and lost,
so that now after the bracket has been mounted, the
hanger may be moved to an upright or vertical position
such as shown in FIGURE 9., The downspout is then
my pipe hanger so that it will be rust resistant.
Many variations, alterations, or substitutions are pos
sible without departing from the fundamental theme of
the invention. 'For example, two prongs, such as 16,
moved up against the prongs 16, and a sharp blow from 50 are shown projecting out from the hanger member, but
a hammer or other instrument forces the prongs into the
one prong projecting from either side or projecting from
downspout. When the prongs 16 are completely inserted
the center would also work satisfactorily. Also the lock
into the downspout, the pressure arch 56 with its en
ing tabs 54 are shown as being generally perpendicular
larged head 58, and the slightly curved wings 46 are
to the bracket plate or back plate, but these tabs could
pressed ?rmly against the downspout. The pressure arch 55 be parallel to the back plate. Also the tabs are shown
holds the hanger in its vertical position and prevents the
projecting upwardly from the bracket, but tabs project
hanger from tipping into the downspout before the holes
ing outwardly from the side of the bracket would also be
are completed.
satisfactory. The aperture 20 of the hanger member has
The hanger member is then pivoted in a clockwise
been shown having a particular con?guration, there can
direction until the hanger lays flat against the top plate 60 be various modi?cations in the form of this aperture
52 of the bracket. This presses the wall of the down
without departing from the fundamental theme of the
spout ?rmly between the prongs, which are now complete
invention. With these and other modi?cations or altera
ly inside the downspout, and the pressure arch. When
tions in mind, I wish only to be limited by the following
the prongs are forced into place they seal the holes in
claims.
the downspout, making the downspout water tight. The 65 I claim:
prong construction is such that when the prongs are com
pletely inserted, the metal from the hole made by the
prong is curled tightly under the prong leaving no chance
for leaves or debris to catch in the downspout.
1. A means for supporting a downspout or the like
including a bracket adapted to be mounted on a building,
an arcuate member with an enlarged end extending up
wardly and outwardly from said bracket and adapted to
As the hanger is rotated in its clockwise direction, the 70 abut said downspout, at least one wing member generally
pivot member 32 slides along the inside or hearing sur
parallel to and adapted to abut the downspout extending
face of the bearing member 60'. After the hanger has
outwardly from said bracket, a hanger mounted on the
been completely rotated and is lying ?at against the top
bracket and having at least one prong extending there
plate, the locking tabs 54 are bent over by a hammer
form adapted to be received within the downspout, said
or ‘other suitable means until they lie ?at against the top 75 hanger adapted to pivot on the bracket whereby the down
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spout is secured between a prong and the enlarged end of
the arcuate member, at least one tab, generally perpen
dicular to the downspout, extending outwardly from the
bracket and adapted to be bent over to secure the hanger
5. The structure of claim 4 further characterized in
that said support member is generally arcuate in shape
and has an enlarged end portion adapted to abut the
to the downspout after the hanger has been pivoted.
downspout, at least one tab extending from the bracket
and adapted to be bent over to lock the: hanger to the
2. The structure of claim 1 further characterized by
holes in the bracket and hanger which are generally
aligned when the hanger has been pivoted on the bracket,
said holes being adapted to receive a locking pin.
bracket after the hanger has been pivoted.
6. The structure of claim 4 further characterized by
Wing members extending outwardly from the bracket and
adapted to abut the downspout.
3. The structure of claim 1 wherein the hanger has a 10
slot with an angularly o?set enlarged portion adapted to
receive the enlarged end of the bracket when the hanger
7. The structure of claim 4 further characterized by a
wedge adapted to be positioned between the bracket and’
the building so that the bracket is generally perpendicu
is mounted upon the bracket.
lar to the downspout.
4. A pipe hanger for use in supporting a downspout or
the like including a bracket adapted to be mounted on a 15
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
building, a hanger pivotally mounted on said bracket, at
UNITED STATES PATENTS
least one prong projecting outwardly from said hanger
and adapted to pierce the downspout, a support mem
ber extending outwardly from the bracket, said down
spout adapted to be secured between a prong and said 2
support member when said hanger is pivoted on said
bracket.
506,682
808,864
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2,478,100
Ferris _______________ __ Oct. 17,
McLaughlin __________ _._ Jan. 2,
Baker ______________ __ Mar. 26,
Histand ______________ __ Aug. 2,
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