[TowerTalk] matching bolt grades to the application

TOMK5RC@aol.com TOMK5RC@aol.com
Fri, 10 Oct 1997 12:23:32 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 97-10-10 07:51:07 EDT, w7why@mail.coos.or.us (Tom Osborne)

<< Hi Ron.  Just go with the grade 8 and you'll never have to worry. 73
 Tom W7WHY
I agree. The cost difference is insignificant, so I just keep a supply of
Grade 8 cap bolts on hand. Incidently, there is an old wives tale that
stainless steel (Series 300, 18-8, etc) is better. In fact, SS galls and
breaks and is not the fastener of choice for antennas, towers, etc.

Tom, K5RC/7

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