Patent Number: 6,254,056

Title: Clamp/waler bracket used with concrete forms

Abstract: A clamp/waler bracket used in concrete form construction. The bracket is used to releasably engage a tie-rod extending outwardly from an outside of a plywood panel. The bracket is used to compress a wood brace against the side of the panel to prevent the panel from bowing. The bracket includes a vertical tie-rod connecting arm having an upper portion, a center portion and a lower portion. The connecting arm includes a hole therein adapted for receiving a tie-head and a portion of the tie-rod therethrough. An eccentric handle with a cam and cam channel is pivotly attached to the upper portion of the connecting arm. A first end of an angle arm is integrally formed in the lower portion of the connecting arm. The angle arm extends downwardly and at an angle from the connecting arm. A second end of the angle arm is integrally formed in a lower portion of a vertical panel arm. The panel arm is adapted for receipt next to the outside of the panel. An upper portion of the panel arm is bent outwardly at 90 degrees forming a brace ledge. A pair of brace tabs are formed in the center portion of the connecting arm and bent inwardly at 90 degrees. The ledge and the tabs are used for receiving the wood brace thereon. When the handle engages the tie-rod, the upper portion of the connecting arm compresses the wood brace against the panel.

Inventors: Alfred; Greg (Denver, CO)

Assignee:

International Classification: E04G 17/07 (20060101); E04G 17/06 (20060101); E04G 017/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018