In a message dated 8/16/2004 5:00:56 PM Eastern Standard Time,
The Home Depots and Lowes in the Tampa area do NOT carry grade 5 either in
Galvanized or Stainless. If you live in a fairly large city, check the big
specialty houses that carry just fasteners, screws, bolts and such. The
problem you may face is a minimum order, generally around $50.
Bill's advise is best, but I am fairly sure I did but grade 5 bolts at
either Home Depot or Lowes in Fredericksburg, VA or Alexandria, VA.
So, maybe it varies with Home Depot and Lowes, and maybe not. Look for the
three tick marks on the bolt head. Whatever I bought was galvanized, and not
stainless. I find the latter undesirable for the price, because it is too
easy to paint galvanized hardware for long term protection and it is stronger.
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and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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