Archive for February, 2009
February 18, 2009 9:53 am
Construction fasteners are used in various types of applications so itâ€™s important to make sure youâ€™re getting the correct fastener for the respective project. A few things should be considered when choosing a construction fastener for your project.
Hereâ€™s a basic list to help you make the right choice:
Application – What will the construction fastener be used for?
Body Design – The shape of the boltâ€™s body is directly correlated to the application it is suited for.
Diameter – The bigger the bolt the stronger the hold.Â This does not mean that you want the bolt bigger than necessary.Â That would be a waste of materials and will ultimately prove to be a bigger burden than its purpose.
Thread Type – Different thread types are designed to create different holds. This is important if you are working on a project that has potential to strip a bolt.
Material – The material of the bolt will also help decide the strength of the bolt. Different materials are suited for different projects just like their body design.
Drive Type â€“ Does your project require the ability to unscrew the construction fastener easily?Â Or are you constructing something that needs to be a more permanent piece?Â Depending on the drive type the bolt can sway either way.
Itâ€™s important to be wise with your decision.Â If youâ€™re unsure, try to get a professional to assist you before you make your purchase.
For more information about anchor bolts or construction fasteners please visit the Anchor Bolt Source website.
Itâ€™s time to learn more about construction fasteners, so, let us begin. First, letâ€™s start by pointing out that a construction fastener contains two parts, the nut and the head. Each part is available in different sizes and styles, allowing you to mix and match them with each other.
Nut: A nut is a piece of metal that has a threaded hole used to fasten with a mating bolt. There are various types of nuts that are able to be used with several types of bolts to create a construction fastener.
Bolt: The bolt is a capped screw that is meant to function with a nut to fasten one surface to another. The threading on a bolt and the nut are what keep the construction fastener from coming undone, or unscrewing from the pressure.
Both pieces require each other and work together.Â The combination is used in construction projects everyday.Â Â Be it simple home projects, or large commercial projects, construction fasteners are quite common in all types of construction.Â In fact, you probably have a construction fastener right in your own home!
For more information about anchor bolts, or construction fasteners, please visit the Anchor Bolt Source website.