I expect the best choice would be either STAINLESS STEEL
or GALVANIZED. Who would use a LARGE COPPER Bolt?
Standard Cadmium Plated hardware will rust in a few months.
On Sun, 08 Sep 2002 20:42:57 -0700 Chris BONDE <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> At 03:55 PM 2002-09-08 -0700, Mark wrote:
> >And the drill-through part makes every good sense to me ..
> although, I did
> >not do that in the past., I used chain around the boles .. never
> never never
> >had a prob with that .. Mark 6dx
> >----- Original Message -----
> The one thing that I would like to ask about drilling through and
> putting a
> bolt through the tree is, if the bolt is coated with a metal could
> metal be toxic to the tree? Copper nails can do great damage to
> trees. I
> am wondering if cadmium is used for the plating whether it would be
> toxic? Maybe a sheath or tube of inert plastic around the bolt
> would be a
> safety idea? I donot know, maybe someone has some experince or
> Chris opr VE7HCB
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