How to Attach Unistrut to a Wall and How The Uniclamp Can Enhance Your Installation

Uniclamp Strut Pipe Clamp installed in unistrut channel

Unistrut is a versatile and reliable metal framing system widely used in construction and industrial applications, supporting pipes, electrical cables and conduits, and other mechanical equipment.

Attaching Unistrut to a wall securely and efficiently is crucial for ensuring the stability and longevity of the structure. This guide will instruct you in the step-by-step process of attaching Unistrut to a wall and highlight the benefits of using the UNICLAMP Strut Pipe Clamp to enhance your installation.

Introduction to the Unistrut Channel

Unistrut, also called channel strut, is a pre-fabricated, modular metal framing system for mounting, bracing, and supporting various building components. It is commonly made from galvanized steel, stainless steel, or aluminum, providing durability and resistance to corrosion, be it moisture or exposure to chemicals. The versatility of Unistrut lies in its ability to be assembled and reconfigured easily, making it a popular choice in both commercial and residential settings. Unistrut is versatile in any application as it is readily available in lengths of 10, 16, or 20 feet, solid or slotted.

Introducing The Uniclamp Strut Pipe Clamp

Uniclamp Strut Pipe Clamp

The UNICLAMP Strut Pipe Clamp from Uniclamp USA is an innovative solution that provides efficiency and durability. Manufactured from 30% glass-reinforced nylon 6, it is strong, durable, lightweight, and contains additional UV stabilizers, which extends its outdoor lifespan to 15-20 years. Our Uniclamp will never corrode and is resistant to 95% of industrial chemicals. The UNICLAMP Strut Pipe clamp withstands temperatures up to 572 degrees Fahrenheit (260 degrees Celsius) and can be used in fire detection lines. This clamp can support a tensile strength of 1100 lbs (499 kg). Our UNICLAMP Strut Pipe clamp is 83% faster than cumbersome competitor clamps. Our unique tool-free Strut Pipe Clamp interlocking system allows for quick and easy installation, simply place, twist, and strap in place.

Our UNICLAMP is used in many industries including HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, Solar, Oil & Gas, and Telecommunication.

Step-by-Step Guide to Attaching Unistrut to a Wall


Unistrut channel attached to the wall with Uniclamp

Before you start the installation, ensure you have the following tools and materials ready:


  1. Drill with appropriate drill bits
  2. Level
  3. Measuring tape
  4. Socket wrench or ratchet
  5. Screwdriver
  6. Hammer


  1. Unistrut channel
  2. Wall anchors (toggle bolts, sleeve anchors, or lag bolts, depending on wall type)
  3. UNICLAMP Strut Pipe Clamps
  4. Pipe support brackets
  5. Screws and bolts compatible with Unistrut and wall anchors

Planning and Measuring

  1. Determine the Placement: Identify the location on the wall where the Unistrut will be attached. Calculate the load-bearing capacity of the wall, and the weight of the pipes or other components that will be supported by the Unistrut, considering the desired length required in the installation.
  2. Mark the Wall: Mark the wall where the Unistrut channel will be installed using a level and measuring tape. Ensure that the marks are level and spaced correctly to accommodate the length of the Unistrut.

Preparing the Wall

  1. Identify Wall Type: Determine the type of wall (drywall, concrete, brick, etc.) as this will influence the type of wall anchors required.
  2. Drill Pilot Holes: Drill pilot holes at the marked locations on the wall. The drill bit size should match the wall anchors' specifications.

Installing Wall Anchors

  1. Insert Wall Anchors: Use appropriate wall anchors based on the wall type. For drywall, toggle bolts are usually used. Sleeve anchors or lag bolts are more suitable for concrete or brick walls, 
  2. Secure Anchors: Ensure the wall anchors are firmly secured to provide a strong foundation for the Unistrut channel.

Attaching the Unistrut Channel

  1. Position the Unistrut: Align the Unistrut channel with the pre-drilled holes and wall anchors by holding it against the wall.
  2. Secure the Unistrut: Using screws or bolts that are compatible with the wall anchors and Unistrut, secure the channel to the wall. Tighten the screws or bolts with a socket wrench, ratchet, or screwdriver ensuring the Unistrut is firmly attached.

Installing the Uniclamp Strut Pipe Clamp


How to Install the Uniclamp Strut Pipe Clamp
  1. Positioning the Uniclamp: Determine where the pipes will be positioned along the Unistrut channel. Slide and twist the UNICLAMP into the Unistrut, ensuring it aligns with the intended pipe location. 
  2. Securing Pipes: Place the pipe within the UNICLAMP and fasten it with nylon or stainless steel zip ties. Our HDPE sleeve can be used around refrigeration piping ensuring that the strapping around the pipe does not compress or damage the insulation.

Final Adjustments and Inspection

  1. Check Alignment: Ensure all pipes and Unistrut channels are properly aligned and securely fastened. Use a level to verify that everything is straight.
  2. Inspect Installation: Conduct a thorough inspection to confirm that the Unistrut and pipes are firmly attached to the wall and provide support for the intended load.

Additional Tips for a Successful Unistrut Installation

Safety Precautions

  1. Wear Protective Gear: Always wear appropriate protective gear, such as safety goggles, gloves, and hearing protection when drilling and installing Unistrut and pipe clamps.
  1. Check for Obstructions: Before drilling, ensure that there are no hidden electrical wires or plumbing pipes behind the wall.
  1. Use the Right Tools: Using the correct tools and equipment will make the installation easier and safer.

Benefits of Using UNICLAMP Strut Pipe Clamps

Fast Installation

The UNICLAMP’s design reduces the installation time with 83% making it a preferred choice for quick and efficient pipe installation. 

Cost-Effective and Low Maintenance

Our mission is to save you time and money and at only $2.49 per clamp Our Uniclamp offers a cost-effective alternative to traditional metal pipe clamps. With its robust design and ease of installation, the UNICLAMP Strut Pipe Clamp offers a low maintenance and tool-free solution compared to traditional pipe clamps, reducing labor costs. Our Uniclamp’s durability and resistance to high temperatures, acids, and chemicals further contribute to reduced maintenance and replacement costs over time, offering long-term reduced financial and labor costs to your business. 

Durability and Strength

Constructed from 30% glass-reinforced nylon, Our UNICLAMP is lightweight and exceptionally durable, capable of withstanding harsh environments and heavy loads.


Our UNICLAMP can accommodate various pipe sizes from 3/8" to 5" (9mm to 127mm), making it a versatile solution for different applications in many different industries. 

Warranty and Support

Our Uniclamp offers a 365-day Hassle-Free Return and a 5-Year Risk Free Quality Guarantee.


Attaching Unistrut to a wall is a straightforward process that, when done correctly, ensures a secure and durable support system for various installations. The UNICLAMP Strut Pipe Clamp enhances this process with its innovative design, making pipe installation faster, easier, and more reliable. By following these guidelines and incorporating the innovative UNICLAMP Strut Pipe Clamp into your Unistrut installation, you can achieve a reliable, efficient, and professional result that stands the test of time.

For more information on UNICLAMP and to explore their range of products, visit UNICLAMP USA.

Vanya worked as a steam trap technician for 4 years on the Sasol Petrochemical Refinery in Secunda. He then studied further to become a Quality Inspector where he oversaw quality operations at the Medupi Power Plant in South Africa for 3 years.
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