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Old 03-27-2011, 03:14 PM   #1
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I have a bed where the headboard is loose because the end of a metal railing is loose. The end is attached to the main rail by two blind 1/4" rivets with 1/2" heads. It seems like 1/4" rivets are hard to find, would 3/16" aluminum rivets be sufficient for this application?
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If you canít find them in your big box stores or local hardware stores check this site out: http://www.rivetsinstock.com/rivet30.htm and order them on line.
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I'm familiar with the type of railing you are talking about. The rivets of which you speak are large solid rivets that are installed using a large rivet set or "buck bar" and a hammer. The rivets are still available from various sources such as McMaster-Carr or Fastenall.

Before you buy any new rivets you can try tightening the rivet by holding a heavy steel backer against the rivet and hammering it tight again. If that doesn't work the next easiest alternative is to drill the rivet out and install a bolt and nut, or do what I did and tack weld the frame rails to the grooved end stays.
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