Author Topic: Clamping, sealing, Monobolt rivets.  (Read 2505 times)

Online Rickf1985

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Clamping, sealing, Monobolt rivets.
« on: September 21, 2016, 04:44 PM »
Don't even know what I was looking for at the time but I ran across these and though they would be great for some of the problems we have on motor homes. Also the T locks.
Take a look through the fasteners on this site.

http://www.stanleyengineeredfastening.com/brands/avdel/products/breakstem-fasteners/monobolt

http://www.stanleyengineeredfastening.com/sites/www.emhartamericas.com/files/downloads/POP_Avdel_Selection_Guide_Breakstem_Systems_EN_NA_1.pdf

http://www.stanleyengineeredfastening.com/brands/avdel/products/breakstem-fasteners

What made me think of this was a members post from a while ago where he fastened his awning rail with rivets, these Monobolts look like just the ting for that.

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Re: Clamping, sealing, Monobolt rivets.
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2016, 07:37 PM »
Reminds me of what we used to refer to as 'Automotive Rivets'. Amazing holding power, and the rivet gun looked similar to a Bolt Cutter.
As an aside, based on engineering, a rivet has far more lateral holding power than a screw.
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Re: Clamping, sealing, Monobolt rivets.
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2016, 08:30 PM »

Thanks Rick for the links it was me who fastened the awning with rivets. Looks like some great options for fasteners.

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Re: Clamping, sealing, Monobolt rivets.
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2016, 08:43 PM »
I can always remember the posts but can never remember who it was that posted it. Seems I had reservations on whether the rivets would hold based on the fact there is nothing behind there but foam and usually rotted wood and a very thin layer of fiberglass. These items seem well suited for that, the one splays out to hold in soft materials but I don't see where it seals. The other one says it seals but it seems it needs a solid surface at the back.

 

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