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Old 03-12-2013, 12:08 AM   #16
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Probably dumb question about carriage bolts


I hate carriage bolts w/ a passion. They are as useless as boobs on a bull shortly after you install them. I would suggest you get a spud bit and countersink hex or slotted-head bolts, hex being my preference. If you don't want to look at the debris that will collect in the countersink, get wooden plugs to fill them in.

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Probably dumb question about carriage bolts


As of now I have 4 screws holding the 2 2x12s to the 6x6. I will keep them there with the carriage bolts. I didn't have shorter bolts for that part yet so right now it's only screws.
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Probably dumb question about carriage bolts


if it is on your house you will know to check them every few years, the problem is when builders use them on someones home and they loosen after some time has passed.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:13 AM   #19
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Probably dumb question about carriage bolts


Also, if it becomes an issue in the future can't I just use locknuts/washers? Worst case scenario ill have to replace them with hex bolts in a few years. Not a hard task so big deal.

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