Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Bolt covers?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #16
    Opps...

    This is assuming your attaching to concrete. Reread and now I'm unsure at this point.

    Attaching to wood is another animal.

    Comment


    • #17
      Essential,
      Problem solved....
      http://www.atwchrome.com/php/d.php?c...nutcovers.html
      The reason you are getting such high prices is you need to include the word plastic in your search. Metal bolt caps are costly.
      Thanks,
      Nick

      Comment


      • #18
        Essential,
        Problem solved....
        http://www.atwchrome.com/php/d.php?c...nutcovers.html
        The reason you are getting such high prices is you need to include the word plastic in your search. Metal bolt caps are costly.
        Thanks,
        Nick

        Comment


        • #19
          Originally posted by ESSENTIAL View Post
          I have a new project that is requiring lag bolts to ancher down a panel. The problem is the owner wants all the fastening hardware to be fancier like allen heads etc. The smallest lag bolt I can get away with has a 9/16 head and I would like to go to a bigger head size if possible. The problem is finding covers for the bolt heads to make them more cosmeticly pleasing. I have found several places on the net that have this covers, the problem is the ones that are reasonable aka not $5 a piece only go up to a 7/16 head. Every thing above a 7/16 head size seems to be 5-7 dollars a piece instead of 50 cents a piece like at http://www.pro-dec.com/Satin-Chrome-...XCAP-7-16-SCHR.

          Please if someone could help it would be great!!!
          Thanks in advance, Nick
          Essential,
          Problem solved....
          http://www.atwchrome.com/php/d.php?c...nutcovers.html
          The reason you are getting such high prices is you need to include the word plastic in your search. Metal bolt caps are costly.
          Thanks,
          Nick

          Comment


          • #20
            ok guys thanks for the replies. As I detailed in my previous post the lags are going though the 1/2 plastic and then the 2x6. the panel is 4 feet high by 12 inchs wide. roughly half the panel is hanging over a ledge. They have to be lag bolts I have no access to bolt through the board and other methods for bolting wont cut it.. As I posted the bolt heads have to be attactive and the lag heads wont look good enough. I dont have a problem mounting the panels just finding caps for the larger head that I have to use (that dont cost 5 bucks a piece). Thanks again guys, Nick

            Comment


            • #21
              http://www.harmancorp.com/products/p...FRwDagodqyqEZw

              http://www.ark-plas.com/products/product.asp?classID=10

              http://www.pro-dec.com/decorative-sc...ps-bolt-covers

              Hope this helps, show the pics of the finished job.
              Be safe
              Jeff

              Give more than you get and
              you will get more than ya need.
              This is true for the good and bad
              that life puts out.

              Comment


              • #22
                Not good at explaining things but.... could you take like a small "cup", drill a hole through it for your lag screw. This would serve as a washer for the lag and also give you something to put a decorative cap or plug into.

                Comment


                • #23
                  The reason why I was asking about the attachment detail is that, provided room, it's not usually a bad idea to substitute a small number of large fasteners with a large number of small fasteners. Particularly in wood.

                  If you can do that, try this... I have used some Torx head lag bolts with great results. Sort of like this:

                  http://www.ultimategarage.com/shop/p...500ec3f57e4269

                  I got mine at 84 Lumber for about $25 per 5lb box. 1/4" shank and large head. The 2" ones might be perfect for you.

                  The heads are very clean and neat and they look like an old fashioned rivet with a torx in the middle of it.

                  80% of failures are from 20% of causes
                  Never compromise your principles today in the name of furthering them in the future.
                  "All I ever wanted was an honest week's pay for an honest day's work." -Sgt. Bilko
                  "We are generally better persuaded by reasons we discover ourselves than by those given to us by others." -Pascal
                  "Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything." -Pascal

                  Comment


                  • #24
                    Thanks REDINTN for the links but none of those will work. pro-dec.com I had looked at previous to posting but they only have caps up to 7/16 and I need 9/16 and up. Someone mentioned lug nut covers and that was a thought but they are way to tall. I need something that isnt much taller than the bolt head like the pro-dec's. On top of all this they want black now too. I may have to spend the money and buy the $5 ones thats only 500 off the bottom line right

                    Comment


                    • #25
                      Originally posted by ESSENTIAL View Post
                      Thanks REDINTN for the links but none of those will work. pro-dec.com I had looked at previous to posting but they only have caps up to 7/16 and I need 9/16 and up. Someone mentioned lug nut covers and that was a thought but they are way to tall. I need something that isnt much taller than the bolt head like the pro-dec's. On top of all this they want black now too. I may have to spend the money and buy the $5 ones thats only 500 off the bottom line right
                      Black? Black is easy if you are up high enough no one will steal them.

                      Plastic pipe thread caps. Available from a wide variety of sources (like McMaster-carr) for a few cents apiece. 3/8" pipe size is 0.675, and the caps are a tad undersize. A dab of epoxy inside to keep the caps from being knocked off.

                      Similarly, PVC pipe caps in 3/8" size take paint well and are cheap, and are the same size. (or you could use stubs of 1/2" PVC pipe in a 1/2" cap. ID of 1/2" PVC is about 0.600")

                      Battery terminal caps might also work, but are probably too large and may be tough to get to stay in place.

                      I'd suggest trying a few options before comitting, and don't be afraid to use a good dab of epoxy to hold them on.

                      Comment


                      • #26
                        A search for 'acorn nuts' gets more hits. Altho cap nuts are usually low profile and acorn is higher profile most sites don't differentiate. Something like this seems right priced but the dern things are nickel. I don't how in the world you could make nickel "black". The 9/16ths does seem to complicate your issues a bunch.



                        http://www.fastenersuperstore.com/st...um=frooglefeed

                        Comment


                        • #27
                          Lag heads

                          King Archuitectural Metals has lags with decorative heads already attached.

                          Comment

                          Working...
                          X