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Model #800177

Store SKU #230548

  • Frequently used for harnessing, door frames and wire protection
  • Use a metal saw for cutting to suit your project needs
  • Extremely durable, lightweight and corrosion-resistant

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Q:Can I use this like a strut for my garage door? Thank you.
by|Jun 28, 2019
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A:  Yes, but I would suggest something wider with more stability. I have done something similar to mine like this but I was using 1.5 inch channel. They dont make garage doors good anymore. I would suggest many people brace stamped steel and aluminum doors this way, especially the insulated type. They carry a bigger weight load and our hard winters dedtroys them.

by|Jul 23, 2019
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    A:  This is not a suitable material for hanging the garage door roller track rails. Use perforated steel angle, 1-1/2” or larger, 16ga or 1/16” (0.062”) thick or thicker, preferably galvanized, painted or powder coated with 1/2” long 1/4-20 or 5/16-18 hex head screws and nuts except the track connection which uses elevator head screws (thinner and flatter than a stove bolt head) and use lag screws to attach to the wood beams. Those are the commonly used materials because the installer doesn’t have to drill the fastener holes and the hex heads won’t strip out. Aluminum is relatively soft, and this is only 1/16” thick, equivalent to 1/32” steel. The point loading may elongate the bolt holes and fail immediately, but if not the thin material will flex and gradually crystallize under the vibration of the door moving and one fine day it will suddenly crack and drop the rail and door when the door is up and it’s weight is on the rails. There’s a 50/50 chance it will be when driving in instead of out, but there’s a 100% chance of it being a lot of work to disassemble the door, repair the rails and re-assemble the door panels into a door. If aluminum is preferred for greater corrosion resistance adjacent to salt water then 1-1/2” aluminum angle 1/8” (0.125”) thick or 2” angle 1/8” (0.125”) thick will be adequate to last at least as longer as the door rails, but will require using stainless hardware to avoid accelerated dissimilar metals corrosion, and some form of barrier where the angle touches the galvanized roller tracks. Either spray paint the angle and track with clear acrylic spray and wait the 30 minutes for it to dry, cut a piece from a sheet of 1/16” gasket material from the plumbing aisle, or use a couple thicknesses of the transparent mylar sheet that used to be used for overhead slides - it’s still cheap to buy there’s a lot hanging around gathering dust.

    by|Mar 16, 2021

      A:  No this will not give the support you need. I have a double car door and used an aluminum angle 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1/4 and as it is a little heaver than the original gauge steel strut it has had no issues at all supporting the span.

      by|Dec 10, 2019

        A:  This is not a recommended use. Please purchase garage door struts through the special order/Pro desk at your local Home Depot.

        by|Jul 23, 2019
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          Q:I plan to use it to secure the shower glass panel to the wall and shower curb. The glass is 3/8. Can it be used?
          by|Mar 23, 2019
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          A:  Yes you could use this for that purpose.

          by|Sep 29, 2019
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          A:  This C-channel is not strong enough to use to hold shower glass in place. I would use something similar but heavier and thicker, like 3/32" or 1/8" thick C-channel. This one is too flimsy for holding glass.

          by|Aug 27, 2019

            A:  Yes the profile can be used to secure a shower glass panel. Ideally this alloy is a medium strength alloy and should be able to take the load.

            by|Mar 26, 2019

              A:  Yes, that is what we used it for

              by|Mar 31, 2020
                caret
                Q:can this be bent slightly
                by|Feb 16, 2019
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                A:  It depends on “slightly” and how the bending is done. Without heating; if it were to screwed down as the edge trim of a circular panel, a diameter of 30 feet would be about right. The legs will tend to splay as the diameter reduces and would require a double-roller to pinch them back together neatly. It can probably be twisted between 540 and 720 degrees in an 8’ length, the legs will tend to pinch. It can probably be bowed sideways between 8 and 12 inches over the 8’ length, it would have to be clamped to something like a sheet or narrower strip of plywood supported at the ends on sawhorses loaded and with weights to produce an smooth even curvature. More curvature than simple things like that would require and using something like an “English wheel” which uses a set of rollers to gradually reshape the curve one pass at a time. Some heat would be required to avoid cracking. If you need some more significant curvature find an aluminum extruder, the pieces can be pulled from the extrusion die in sharper curves while still hot and flowing like plastic

                by|Apr 2, 2024
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                  A:  No, this product cannot be bent slightly.

                  by|Oct 26, 2023

                    A:  Yes, this profile can be bent to a good extent with out breaking.

                    by|May 13, 2019
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                      A:  No, this product is not flexible.

                      by|Nov 2, 2023
                        caret
                        Q:In the description, it says "... Features sturdy, steel construction", yet later in the questions, we're told it's 6063 aluminum. Which is it?
                        by|Dec 20, 2018
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                        A:  This aluminum c-channel is made from aluminum.

                        by|Dec 21, 2018

                          A:  It's a typo...The C channel is extruded aluminum - not sure about the 6063

                          by|Dec 22, 2018

                            A:  6063 aluminum

                            by|Sep 29, 2019
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                            A:  It is aluminum.

                            by|Dec 21, 2018
                              caret
                              Q:what type of aluminum is this (ie. what is the shear strength and other properties). I plan to hang something heavy and need to know the tensile strength and shear strength. Or what type of aluminum is it and I can look up the properties.
                              by|Sep 12, 2018
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                              A:  This Aluminum C-Channel is made of 6063 aluminum alloy. The Tensile Strength is 200 MPA, and Shear Strength of 162 MPA. This is a medium strength alloy and is the most common alloy in the aluminum series. On this Aluminum C-Channel the profile thickness is smaller, so only light weight items can be hung on it.

                              by|Nov 26, 2018
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                                A:  A6063 Physical properties Density (ρ) 2.69 g/cm3[1][2] Mechanical properties Young's modulus (E) 68.3 GPa (9,910 ksi) Tensile strength (σt) 145–186 MPa (21.0–27.0 ksi) Elongation (ε) at break 18-33% Poisson's ratio (ν) 0.3 Thermal properties Melting temperature (Tm) 615 °C (1,139 °F) Thermal conductivity (k) 201-218 W/m*K Linear thermal expansion coefficient (α) 2.34*10−5 K−1 Specific heat capacity (c) 900 J/kg*K Electrical properties Volume resistivity (ρ) 30-35 nOhm*m 6063 is an aluminium alloy, with magnesium and silicon as the alloying elements. The standard controlling its composition is maintained by The Aluminum Association. It has generally good mechanical properties and is heat treatable and weldable. It is similar to the British aluminium alloy HE9. 6063 is the most common alloy used for aluminium extrusion. It allows complex shapes to be formed with very smooth surfaces fit for anodizing and so is popular for visible architectural applications such as window frames, door frames, roofs, and sign frames.[3][4] Applications requiring higher strength typically use 6061 or 6082 instead.

                                by|Mar 20, 2019

                                  A:  6063 aluminum

                                  by|Sep 29, 2019
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                                  A:  6063 aluminium. 6063 AA is an aluminium alloy, with magnesium and silicon as the alloying elements. The standard controlling its composition is maintained by The Aluminum Association. It has generally good mechanical properties and is heat treatable and weldable. It is similar to the British aluminium alloy HE9. 6063 is the most common alloy used for aluminium extrusion. It allows complex shapes to be formed with very smooth surfaces fit for anodizing and so is popular for visible architectural applications such as window frames, door frames, roofs, and sign frames.[3][4] Applications requiring higher strength typically use 6061 or 6082 instead.

                                  by|Mar 20, 2019
                                    caret
                                    Q:Does it come in white?
                                    by|Jul 24, 2018
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                                    A:  Currently we do not offer C-Channel in white.

                                    by|Nov 22, 2020
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                                      A:  It's unfinished raw aluminum (silver/gray). We use spray paint to paint it when needed.

                                      by|Nov 22, 2020
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                                        A:  No. I don't think so. I have never seen this product in white online or in the store.

                                        by|Nov 22, 2020
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                                          caret
                                          Q:Can these be used for sliding cabinet doors?
                                          by|Mar 19, 2018
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                                          A:  The profile can be used for sliding cabinet doors.

                                          by|May 5, 2023

                                            A:  The finish looks good. But two points should be concerned if applied to cabinet. 1. I'm not quite sure if it's strong enough. 2. The finish is not very shining, not sure if a more bright appearance is preferred.

                                            by|May 5, 2023

                                              A:  Yes I have used these for sliding cabinet doors. Two sets of the following, one for the right (front) door panel and one for the left*back), so they can pass by one another. I start with dado's at the front of the cabinet. The upper dado is deeper then the upper channels. Next I cut the aluminum channel and insert it into each dado. Then cut and stained plywood doors which will slid in the aluminum channels. The upper channels are held in place with two sets of two screws at either and two sets of two small compression springs on the screws and placed between the channel and the floor of the upper dado. This allows each door to be set by inserting the top, pushing it up, and compressing the springs then inserting the door bottom into the lower channel. The upper screws are set so the upper channels does not bind the doors while sliding.

                                              by|Dec 16, 2020
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                                              caret
                                              Q:are these easy to screw into? will i need to drill a hole first?
                                              by|Dec 22, 2017
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                                              A:  The ease of screwing into the aluminum depends on your application, you should be able to use sheet metal screws to attach the C-Channel to wood.

                                              by|Sep 15, 2019
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                                                A:  Yes a hole must be drilled to put a screw in.

                                                by|Sep 15, 2019
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                                                Q:The width/height description is confusing. Is 3/8" the actual channel capacity, i.e. it will accurately fit the edge of a 3/8" thick sheet of plywood?
                                                by|Dec 13, 2017
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                                                A:  yes it will.

                                                by|Sep 29, 2019
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                                                A:  The inner diameter of this c-channel is 3/8".

                                                by|Jun 25, 2021
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                                                  A:  Yes, the channel is 3/8" wide. It will fit a 3/8" thick sheet of plywood if it is really 3/8" thick.

                                                  by|Jun 25, 2021
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                                                  A:  Yes. 3/8" (.9525cm) is the width of the inside walls of the channel.

                                                  by|Jun 25, 2021
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                                                    A:  Yes 3/8 thick wood

                                                    by|Mar 5, 2019
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                                                      caret
                                                      Q:Can these be used to secure greenhouse film?
                                                      by|Sep 16, 2017
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                                                      A:  Yes, you can use this to secure sheeting used for greenhouses.

                                                      by|May 4, 2023

                                                        A:  This Aluminum C-Channel can be used to secure greenhouse film.

                                                        by|May 4, 2023

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