The Cost of Pipe Hangers:

Date Added: March 18, 2011

Author: eric.hassfurther

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When on the roof of a manufacturing plan or even a school building, you are sure to have noticed the jungle of piping that can be up there, especially when you are dealing with chill water lines or ammonia lines. Big lines like this often need special supports to hold them up, and that’s where pipe hangers come into the picture.

A pipe hanger is a strut frame that is built around a pipe and then a clevis hanger is hung from the crossbar, via a piece of all thread that ultimately wraps around the pipe and supports the pipe’s weight. These pipe hangers can get quite large and quite expensive. A pipe hanger can be simple and cost less than $100 or it could be quite complex and cost over $400.

The most important factor in reducing the complexity and pricing of these supports is to find a pipe support manufacturer that will deal with you directly, that will look at your specific job, and that will sell directly to contractors (not through a distribution network or reps) so that the large mark-ups are taken out. There are only a few manufacturers out there like this, and one of the best is Dallas-based RoofStuff, Inc. They consistently manufacture top notch custom pipe hangers, and sell them at prices that are 20% and even 30% cheaper than some of the bigger manufacturers. Contractors all over the nation have talked of large savings and say that they will continue to direct their business towards companies like RoofStuff, Inc.

The old business model for pipe hangers of having a large distribution network with many different reps in the chain is now getting more and more outdated with the tools available through the internet. More companies are popping up every year like this.

To see an example of a company that sells direct, visit www.RoofStuffinc.com.

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Eric Hassfurther is the President and Founder of Dallas based RoofStuff, Inc (www.RoofStuffinc.com) a manufacturer of pipe supports, duct supports, and other rooftop accessories. RoofStuff, Inc was founded in 2002.

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