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Old 04-11-2020, 06:35 AM   #21
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2000 is a lot of rivets, and under $0.50 ea. is a good price. If you want to save a little, use 3/16" instead of 1/4" - 1000 of these would be $250.
3/16 is a much better buy.
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Old 04-11-2020, 10:08 AM   #22
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These are what we used. Im not sure stainless is necessary.
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" rivets are as strong in shear strength as a " bolt -- think about the strength you need for the task you're doing...

Another idea for everybody out there would be to find another skoolie in your area and do a group purchase on the rivets.
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" rivets are as strong in shear strength as a " bolt -- think about the strength you need for the task you're doing...

Another idea for everybody out there would be to find another skoolie in your area and do a group purchase on the rivets.
I think the rivets may have a bit more shear strength.
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Old 04-11-2020, 10:25 AM   #25
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These are what we used. Im not sure stainless is necessary.
I'd avoid aluminum in case of oxidation due to galvanic reaction.
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I'd avoid aluminum in case of oxidation due to galvanic reaction.
Agreed. Sorry that wasn't a specific link. The solid "Steel Low-Profile Domed Head Solid Rivets" were what we used.
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ah, those would be great.
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Call Byler Rivits tell them what you want, I got all my rivits from them. Very helpful. 972-986-6792

I was having trouble finding the right rivets ~10 hours researching, saw this post and 972-986-6792, talked to Jimmy Johnson (JJ), super nice guy, great knowledge about Rivets. I am local to them, 25 minute drive, 1 hour talking about Rivets, bus work and purchasing, 25 minute drive back home, 2 hours later I had 1700 Rivets in my hands. So wasted 10 hours researching. Don't do the same, call JJ. Most of their business is NOT local but rather shipped, even to Dubai. Dont bother trying to buy online, just give him a call.
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