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Old 08-30-2011, 09:19 PM   #1
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Hey wussup

I’ve heard mixed views on washer usage with carriage bolts.

Some say two washers, one on each end. Some say one washer on the nut side (“the head of the bolt is big enough”).

I’m curious what you guys do.


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depends if bolting wood or metal. i use big washers on head side for wood, but not on metal

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Under the head is a square area that 'grips' the wood to prevent it from turning when tightening. This makes it very hard to use a washer on that end.

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Under the head is a square area that 'grips' the wood to prevent it from turning when tightening. This makes it very hard to use a washer on that end.

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Plus, placing an washer on the head end shortens the amount of this square that grips the wood and would likely increase the chances of the head not gripping the wood and the bolt turning in the hole.
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Under the head is a square area that 'grips' the wood to prevent it from turning when tightening. This makes it very hard to use a washer on that end.
not when you use these



They are great for things like playsets wen you want to use a carriage bolts to protect clothing from getting snagged but can't get the carriage bolts to bite in the round hole
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use hex head bolts you can tighten and undo with a wrench. Carriage bolts are junk and should be banned as a public service

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