I've been toying with the idea of using stainless bolts and nuts for my new
(actually used) sections of Rohn 25G; I just wonder about the differing
metals encouraging corrosion, and whether stainless bolts are manufactured
in adequate strength ("Grade 5," I presume) to insure it meets standards.
Personal replies appreciated.
>In a message dated 11/7/99 5:12:44 AM Central Standard Time,
><< Just about every
> hardware store in the USA sells Galvanized nuts and bolts. The threads are
> slightly under-cut for galvanizing on the bolts and over-cut on the nuts.
>Actually only the nuts are ?overtapped after galvanizing? and the bolt are
>standard thread. The issue of strength is determined by the type of the
>Normal tower bolts are A325 or Grade 5. Most hardware stores will sell you
>A307s which are much weaker. Check your tower specs and use the appropriate
>bolts and avoid foreign made bolts. Again, the over tapping has no effect
>the strength of the bolt.
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