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Old 04-13-2015, 12:11 AM   #1
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Rivet question

I'm going to be doing a roof raise. When it is time to re-rivet, where is the best place to buy them? Do you have to have two people (one inside and one outside) and an air rivet gun to put them back in? Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 04-13-2015, 12:21 AM   #2
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You dont need two people if you use pop rivets and a gun.
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Old 04-13-2015, 12:37 AM   #3
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Just read few pages and you will get an idea what and how.....

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/98...outs-9728.html


I used a lot of pop rivets and a lot of solid rivets for slideout. There are pros and cons.....
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:21 AM   #4
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I bought all my rivets from Rivets & More: Fasteners, Rivets and Tools | Byler Rivet
and used a Harbor freight rivet gun.
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:14 AM   #5
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Finding rivets here was too hard. A good rivet gun was over $500 and I don't use junk tools.

So I used 1/4 bolts.

Best part was they were cheaper that the rivets would have been.

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Old 04-13-2015, 01:56 PM   #6
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For all my bulk fastener needs I buy from Rastall. They officially serve Northern Ontario as well as parts of Quebec, but they may ship elsewhere. They have fantastic customer service and, in the larger towns they service, they have representatives who will deliver the products to your doorstep for free! I don't know if they'd be of much use to you, Roadrunner, but hopefully someone can get use out of the info.

Rastall sells fasteners from a bunch of companies. I purchased big boxes of Spaenaur's solid rivets.

I tried the local Fastenal initially.. They were a bunch of useless tools. The employees were dumb as stones and the manager didn't want to deal with shipping inventory from other Fastenal stores. It seemed like they were doing everything in their power to drive customers away.
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Old 04-14-2015, 06:28 PM   #7
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I've been ordeing from rivetsinstock.com
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I'm in the pacific northwest and bought rivets from tacoma screw.

I picked up a rivet gun buck bar kit off amazon.
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I'm in the pacific northwest and bought rivets from tacoma screw.

I picked up a rivet gun buck bar kit off amazon.
I think it is a good idea first to check your local guys. I found very reasonable prices in Vancouver BC at Pacific Fasteners when I was shopping for stainless screws.

I used only stainless closed end rivets for all outside riveting and it was a challenge to find them at reasonable price..... I found some good deals on eBay and some online fasteners stores....
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Old 04-15-2015, 12:15 PM   #10
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I've been ordeing from rivetsinstock.com
I bought a lot of my rivets from them. They are also rivetsonline, and some other site redirect to them. The rivets are ok but people a HORRIBLE. Their owner Allan is arrogant and ignorant.

They screwed up my order and instead of making it work just showed me the middle finger.... In two words....NEVER AGAIN.....
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