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    Exclamation Bolt covers?

    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

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    Thanks for the reply. I had thought of that but there are going to be several hundred of these covers and the job has a very tight time line as always It just seems odd to me that they dont make bigger covers.

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    Hey there, just find your local truck stop or truck parts house.they have all sorts of nut cover,well for trucks anyway.

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    Do they have to be lags?
    There are other anchors that might work.
    What is the material you are anchoring to?
    Be safe
    Jeff

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

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    The panels are 12" wide by 48" tall panels with 1" sq tube frames with 1/4" thick AL inserts with CNC plasma cut designs for a soon to open movie theater. The panels are only mounted on the bottom and are staggered like a window blind. The pony wall they are mounted to is only 6" wide so a fair amount is going to hang over (this is hanging over a wall about two stories up) The pony wall is going to have a 2x6 or so top with a 1/2 thick piece of plastic on top which my mounting plate is going to rest. I looked at wood inserts so I could use better looking bolts but they arent strong enough for the app.

    I really need a source Thanks for the replies guys

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    Quote 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
    Essentail,
    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

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    Quote 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

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    Quote 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

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    Quote 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

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